Clam Bucket Crane Operator - Port Arthur, TX

Location: 

Port Arthur, TX, US, 77640

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.

Pay Range: $28.00 - $35.00 per hour

 

  • Operates and maintains - Manitowoc Crane or equal equipment, Front-end loader, Forklifts, Skid Steer and barge moving winch equipment utilized in discharging of Petroleum Coke from marine barges and ships. Plus must oversee general management of personnel, equipment and facility for normal terminal operations.
  • Safe, efficient operation of Friction Rig / Crane or any equipment involved at the terminal.
  • Maintains equipment by performing preventative maintenance i.e. lubricating, cleaning, adding gear lubricants, changing cables and document all activities performed daily.
  • Responsible for the crane adjustments-brakes, clutches, motors, and support equipment - Air and Hydraulic systems.
  • Check all fluids and air pressures.
  • Inspect all moving parts, cables, boom, pendant lines, sheaves, and bucket.
  • Responsible for safety of barge, ship, and all crew members working in the area at all times, especially when vessel is in motion and when material is being removed from or loaded into the vessel.
  • Observes load hookup and determines safety of load.
  • Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions.
  • Manipulates or depresses crane controls such as pedals, levers, and buttons, to regulate speed and direction of crane and hoist movement.
  • Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Troubleshoot equipment problems and minor repairs.
  • As directed performs activities of co-workers.
  • Must be willing to work shift and/or overtime hours during the week and/or weekends as dictated by operations.
  • In order to appropriately perform the essential duties of this job, regular work attendance is required.
  • Fastens attachments to crane with cables and becket pins.
  • Connects hydraulic hoses, belts, mechanical linkage, or electrical power cords to crane.
  • Moves levers to control equipment movement and attachments.
  • Moves levers and depresses pedals to maneuver crane and raise, lower boom and Load Block  to discharge or load materials to or from  vessels.
  • Maintains equipment by performing preventive maintenance, i.e.: lubricating, cleaning, adding gear lubricants, changing filters and documents all activity performed.
  • Greases, oils, and performs minor repairs on crane or front-end loader daily.
  • Perform spotting and flagging functions for crane, and equipment, operations.
  • Perform general housekeeping, cleaning, organizing, and inventories of supplies and equipment as necessary. 
  • Perform operational efficiency observations, recordkeeping, and reporting as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 
Machines, Tools, Special Equipment, Personal Protective Equipment Used: 
 

  • Overhead crane, Cable Crawler friction crane, Skid Steer, Forklift, Loader,
  • PPE; hard hat, vest, safety glasses, gloves, steel toed boots

 
Requirements
 

  • High school education or general education diploma (GED).
  • In order to appropriately perform the essential duties of this job, regular work attendance is required.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working with Friction rig cranes, winches, clamshell buckets, etc.
  • Must know requirements for safe boom / cable weight limitations.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator’s driver license and have the willingness to use personal and/or company vehicle in the course of employment.
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain, a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC). 
  • Must possess heavy equipment operator’s certification for equipment being operated and when required.
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
  • Preferred: Working knowledge of draw works, winches, licenses, certificates.
  • Must possess Safety training/certification as required by customers to work in their facilities and as required by Watco Companies at all locations.
  • Ability to pass training and required testing.
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