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Asst. Weight Handling Equip Prog Mgr

US-CA-San Diego
1 week ago(1/11/2018 4:03 PM)
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The ASSISTANT WEIGHT HANDLING EQUIPMENT PROGRAM MANAGER (AWHEPM) serves as a subject matter expert (SME) on weight handling equipment. The AWHEPM performs annual on-site surveillance documentation reviews and equipment evaluations to each of the Public Works Departments within the NAVFACSW AOR.  WHE capacities range from a few hundred pounds up to 150 tons.


The AWHEPM reviews technical information from manufacturers and other sources, and interprets and adapts this information for local application and prepares local implementing directives. This implementation may involve new techniques and procedures, utilization of new types of equipment, materials, etc.


The AWHEPM assists the Equipment Program Manager (PM) in technical oversight of the Weight Handling Equipment (WHE) Program for the entire NAVFAC SW area of responsibility:

  • Assists in matters regarding policy, resources, and personnel of the Contractor Crane Oversight Program (CCOP) and the in-house WHE surveillance program.
  • Assists the PM in providing monthly contractor crane operations oversight reports to each of the base commanders and in compiling and analyzing data from the WHE surveillance program.
  • Assists the PM in performing the duties of the Crane Accident Investigation Team (CAIT).
  • Coordinating on-site investigations and information gathering, and conducting formal crane and rigging gear accident investigations and reporting
  • Conducting regular inspections of office/shops/work areas, and reviewing reports to appraise and evaluate the effectiveness of projects, programs, and operations
  • Assists the Government in assurance conformance with mandatory controls or standards established at command or higher levels, or by other regulatory agencies
  • Assists with studies on shop/office/work area deficiencies and development and application of new or revised procedures and techniques to assure responsiveness to customer needs.

Program Management - Assignments involve knowledge of complex duties associated with the WHE program. The assignments are diverse in nature and cover a number of different mechanical systems and components found in all categories of WHE such as overhead traveling electric cranes, portal cranes, floating cranes, mobile cranes, jib cranes, bridge cranes, and monorail hoists.

The AWHEPM must exercise creativity and sound judgment in extending traditional techniques and developing new ones in order to solve engineering problems. The assignments require sound judgment to bring resolution to the projects, meeting major objectives without compromising, safety, or reliability.


Technical Support - The AWHEPM shall receive work assignment through oral instructions provided by the work leader, higher-graded Government representative, or work orders. Specific assignments of work are provided with detailed instructions on all but the repetitive tasks. Work is checked during progress and upon completion for compliance with instructions, adherence to established practices and standards, and overall acceptability of work.

Meetings/Conferences - The AWHEPM shall participate in meetings with contractors, agencies, clients, and team members when required to do so.

Briefings - The AWHEPM shall participate in briefings when required to do so.


Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience as a Weight Handling Equipment Program Manager, providing direction and oversight
  • Extensive knowledge of the operating characteristics of WHE systems and components such as engines, booms, hoist drums and mechanisms, drive trains, gear-boxes, brake systems, hydraulic systems and components, load indicators, wire ropes, and all other load bearing or load controlling components and operational safety devices.
  • Extensive technical knowledge of engineering concepts, principles and practices in the mechanical, electrical, civil and structural disciplines as applied to cranes and other weight handling and lifting equipment, as well as knowledge of areas associated with the metallurgical field (material selections, alloying effects, and welding).
  • Extensive knowledge of and be conversant with NAVFAC P-307 (Management of Weight Handling Equipment), MLHDBK 1038 (Navy Crane Design Manual), NAVFAC P-300 (Management of CESE Equipment), American National Standard Institute (ANSI), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), as well as other federal and state standards and instructions that pertain to the management of WHE.

All Candidates must have/be: 

a) Valid state driver’s license in the state the work is being performed.
b) Strong communication skills in the English language, both written and oral.
c) U.S. citizenship or resident alien. Proof of US Citizenship or resident alien card will be required.
d) OSHA 10 - General Industry or Construction Certified before starting work.

e) Ability to perform regular and recurring field inspections, investigations, or surveys in which there is a considerable amount of walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.
f) Ability to perform work in an office setting, with occasional visits to construction sites. Work involves moderate risks of discomforts that require adherence to safety precautions.
g) Ability to acquire a Common Access Card (CAC).




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