Crane Mechanic - Houston, TX

Location: 

Houston, TX, US, 77015

Category:  Transload Operations

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named a 2022 Most Loved Workplace®.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you’ll leave each day knowing you’ve made a difference.

   
 

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named to Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you'll leave each day knowing you've made a difference.

Description

 

  • Experience with shore cranes, friction and Hydraulic cranes including Liebherr, Link belt, American, Demag, Manitowoc
  • Assists the crane operating team 24 hours a day, 6 days a week with troubleshooting and part related questions when
  • needed. Potentially traveling overnight and on weekends to assist.
  • Operates and inspects Cranes and related container handling equipment to diagnose defects.
  • Diagnose, adjust, repair/replace virtually all parts on RMG Cranes and related container handling equipment.
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on Cranes and related equipment.
  • Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and heavy hand and pneumatic tools.
  • Apply electrical theory and related knowledge to test and modify electrical machinery and electrical control equipment and circuitry.
  • Apply mechanical theory and related knowledge to test and modify machinery and equipment.
  • Experienced in inspecting, testing, verifying dimensions and listening to equipment and parts to diagnose malfunctions
  • using test instruments such as handheld computers, analyzers, micrometers, electrical meters and other testing equipment to keep in compliance with manufacturers specifications.
  • Operates at heights either by climbing or through use of an Aerial boom/Hoist equipment to troubleshoot problems
  • and evaluate correctness and completeness of repairs that have been done on the machine either by operating staff or contractors.
  • Read, understand, interpret, and stays up to date with operating manuals, parts manuals, blueprints and technical drawings.
  • Prepares for jobs by checking parts and drawings for accuracy and completeness.
  • Complete jobs independently with little assistance from others.
  • Properly fill out working reports, hour’s reports, timesheets, hour’s overviews and expense reports.
  • Maintains a minimum set of company tools required for job performance.
  • Cares and maintains company tools, machines and equipment.
  • Attends training sessions as required.
  • Trains and/or mentors others.
  • Maintains a safe work environment by ensuring the group and self-follows established safety procedures. Sets a
  • professional demeanor by respectful communication with all levels of Company and staff, keeping work areas clean and orderly, and promoting safety regulations and all other company programs.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with all manners of tools, diagnostic equipment and rigging equipment a must.
  • Strong background in 480v AC and DC electromechanical solid-state motor control systems and Variable Frequency Drives.
  • Working background in Mechanical and Hydraulic systems such as gear boxes, reducers, drive systems and Pumps. 
  • Experienced in running conduit, pulling wires, testing and making electrical terminations and connections on Medium and Low Voltage electrical systems. 
  • Maintaining equipment parts, supply inventories, scheduled tasks using a maintenance program. · Proficiency in reading blueprints, schematics and wiring diagrams is a must. 
  •  Ability to interface with all levels of staff. Must be able to work alone and with a team, take direction and follow work rules, as well as, take on additional job responsibilities as needed or assigned. 
  • Must be comfortable with working at heights. 
  • Must have strong knowledge with safety around Medium and High Voltage Electrical systems. 
  • Acquires, uses and continuously develops personal technical and professional knowledge of products to assist customers and other company personnel. 
  • Apply technical expertise in developing work methods and procedures · Ability to work outside and withstand extreme weather conditions. 
  • Flexibility required; ability to work overtime as well as on weekends or on call duty. · Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements.
  • Working knowledge of Watco Safety and Operating principles.
  • Follow written and verbal directions to complete assigned tasks on schedule. 
  • Read, write, and communicate in English & understand basic math.
  • Minimum 4 years experience.
  • Must be available for weekends and on-call.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, lift up to 60 pounds alone, twist, climb, etc. Must be able to talk and hear well enough to communicate with all Team Members, vendors, and customers 100% of the time.
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Nearest Major Market: Houston