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Crane Operator - Channelview, Texas

Company: Southwest Shipyard Lp
Location: Channelview
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Role and ResponsibilitiesThis position is accountable for supporting field operations at assigned project location. Employees operate a variety of tower, friction or hydraulic lattice boom cranes ranging from 50 ton to 150 ton in the construction or repair of barges, boats, and/or ferries. Works as assigned by the Project Manager and/or Barge Repair Supervisor(s) to assist the project team in ensuring timely and successful completion of Barge Repair project. Typically, they will work closely with Welders, Laborers, and/or other skilled or semi-skilled craft workers. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Operates assigned heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner to minimize the risk of injury, property damage, or loss of life.
  • Maneuvers and positions loads over designated areas in a smooth, safe manner.
  • Utilizes load charts to ensure lifts are performed within the determined load and radius capabilities of the crane.
  • Assists in the assembly and disassembly of the crane installation of boom and hoisting cables on the crane.
  • Performs maintenance duties such as cleaning, greasing, oiling, and fueling of assigned equipment.
  • Performs daily equipment inspection of crane and recognizes possible problem areas such as worn cables, worn bands on hoisting mechanisms, broken gears, housing, etc.; Advises Foreman of any requirements for maintenance or repairs.
  • Ensures that crane is properly secured upon the work barge prior to moving from one work location to another and otherwise demonstrates safe work practices in all aspects of crane operation.
  • Ensures the crane has adequate ground bearing capacity to ensure the stability of the crane throughout lifting activities.
  • Is responsible for all rigging and the method in which loads are rigged.
  • Works closely with site management and workers to complete projects in a safe, efficient, and timely manner.
  • Performs crane operator duties and rigging functions associated with lifting operations.
  • Makes precise load placements where exact movements are necessary to position the load accurately and safely under complex and adverse conditions.
  • Works with and assists crew in excavation activities which may include hoisting material, tools, equipment, and/or any related work.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Participates in Safety and Environmental initiatives that will contribute to compliance of State/Federal regulations and improve existing Company programs.
  • Responsible and accountable for employee's own personal safety, as well as the safety of all co-workers and any others employee encounters.
  • Authorized and obligated to stop work on any task or series of tasks whenever an unsafe condition or situation is anticipated or is observed; Alerts Foreman, Safety Officer, or Human Resources to observed safety issues.
  • This position may require long hours and weekend work.Qualifications and Education Requirements
    • 3-5 years' experience operating tower, friction or hydraulic cranes required; High school diploma or equivalent; or minimum of three (3) years' related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training which provides the necessary crane operator skills, knowledge and abilities is required.
    • The employee must:
    • Demonstrate ability to operate equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of construction rigging standards: use of slings, cable chokers, spreader bars, multi-part load blocks, etc.
    • Demonstrate ability to read, understand and use crane load charts to determine load and radius capabilities of assigned equipment.
    • Demonstrate ability to follow instructions and make decisions based on safety and operational standards of assigned equipment.
    • Demonstrate ability to read and write.
    • Competencies: Stress management/Composure, Communication proficiency, Teamwork orientation, Results driven
    • Knowledge of proper use of equipment, materials, and supplies used on Barge Repair projects.
    • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and draw conclusions.
    • Working knowledge of Shipyard operations preferred. Preferred SkillsPHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTSThe employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable workplace accommodation. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts, and regularly works in outside weather conditions. The individual must properly utilize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as required. This includes hard hat, safety glasses, reflective vest, respirators, ear plugs, steel toed shoes, personal flotation devices (PFD's), or other protective equipment as required by the work performed and location the work is being conducted. In addition, Crane Operators must also be capable of:
      • Walking, stepping, climbing, or otherwise moving from one location on the job site to another, which may be of varying heights and access parameters.
      • Accessing and exiting machines safely.
      • Standing, stooping, bending, crouching, kneeling, squatting, climbing, or sitting for long periods of time.
      • Repetitive movements by feet, shoulders, arms, wrists, hands and back in performance of work.
      • Climbing vertical ladders of a height of 6ft or greater.
      • Working in confined work areas and/or elevated heights.
      • Lifting objects of minimum of 10lbs, with maximum single-person lift limit of 50lbs, with frequent lifting and carrying.
      • Adapting to temperature changes, outdoor conditions, and prolonged exposure to dusty, wet, or humid conditions, loud noises, and vibration.
      • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus; 20/20 vision (naturally or with corrective lenses). Must be able to pass Crane Operator Physical. The Company expects and requires all employees to observe and fulfill all safety responsibilities as outlined in workplace safety training, and actively work toward maintaining a safe workplace. Failure to do so can result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Regular attendance and punctuality is required of all employees. Employment at Southwest Shipyard, LP is on an "at-will" basis. There is no contract of employment between Southwest Shipyard, LP, and anyone or all its employees unless explicitly stated elsewhere. Employment security cannot be guaranteed for or by any employee. No Manager, Supervisor, or employee of the Company has any authority to enter into an agreement for employment for any specified period of time or to make an agreement for employment other than at-will. Only the Owner or President has the authority to modify the at-will relationship, and then only in writing specifically addressed to the employee on this issue and signed by that Southwest Shipyard, LP Executive. PIdcb3efdbd265-31181-33199104

Keywords: Southwest Shipyard Lp, Houston , Crane Operator - Channelview, Texas, Other , Channelview, Texas

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