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Crane Mechanic

Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/11/2018 4:03 PM)
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Skilled Trades


The Crane Mechanic (CM) shall be qualified (i.e. appropriately licensed, certified, etc.), skilled and knowledgeable in troubleshooting, repair, maintenance and overhaul of a variety of mobile and facility cranes and related equipment with capacities of up to 200 tons. The CM shall also perform repairs on various systems within the equipment including diesel engines, hydraulic systems, transmissions, power trains, brakes, electrical systems. The CM shall perform outages as necessary. The CM shall operate, repair and maintains applicable tools and equipment.



Operations – The CM must successfully complete the 40-hour crane mechanic and mobile mechanic courses outlined in NAVFAC P-307 with a minimum passing score of at least 70 percent within 30 days of employment. The CM shall work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures. Working knowledge of the NAVFAC Manual P-307, Management of Weight Handling Equipment, is desirable. Visual and sensory perception along with hand-eye coordination is required to operate equipment, detect deficiencies and make repairs; diagnose problems; and make installment of devices, equipment, parts, etc. The CM shall have good familiarity of Occupational Safety and Health Administration and NAVFAC Southwest Safety and Health Requirement manual, instructions, agency equipment regulations and directives. Guidelines include a variety of Federal, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Defense, Department of Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command publications, manuals, directives, standards, policies and procedures. Published guidance shall be provided by the Government as needed.


Processing – The CM shall receive assignment from the designated workload manager in the form of oral or written instruction (work order) to perform a variety of crane repairs and maintenance.


Housekeeping – The CM shall ensure all designated working areas are maintained in an orderly manner and continuously maintained free of trash and debris. At the end of each day, the general work areas shall be swept, supplies, materials, tools, and equipment shall be pick-up and stored, and the municipal trash containers will be emptied.


Technical Support – The CM shall receive work assignments through oral instructions provided by the workload manager. 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. A journeyman-level employee normally checks daily assignments. A Government employee gives advice on unusual problems and checks to see if completed work meets the requirement.


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


Briefings – The CM shall participate in briefings when required to do so.


Updates – The CM shall provide monthly status report that summarizes the work efforts and accomplishments performed.


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – The CM shall comply with all PPE requirements of the Navy.


Experience Requirements – The CM must have 10 years’ experience in the following:

  • Ablility to read and interpret sketches, schematics (both electrical and hydraulic), shop repair orders (SROs), original equipment manufacturer (OEM) manuals and
  • Thorough understanding of hoisting systems, gearboxes, brakes, shafts and couplings as well as electrical control systems.
  • Ablility to troubleshoot problems in the various engines by testing and analyzing highly complex systems using such test equipment as multi-meters, pressure gauges, engine analyzers, dynamometers, injector testers, flow meters, tachometers, pyrometers, and ammeters.
  • Extensive knowledge of mobile hydraulic systems gearboxes, brakes, and power trains; electrical systems such as found on facilities cranes and equipment; and must be able to troubleshoot and repair problems with motors, solenoids, relays, lights, gauges, load moment indicators, limit switches and other electrical systems utilizing standard electrical test.

The CM must be qualified to operate specialized equipment such as aerial work platforms and have working knowledge in mobile and facility crane operations.


All Candidates must have/be:

a) Valid California "C" state driver’s license.
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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