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BAE Systems

Crane Operator (81498BR)




Full Time


Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Job Description

BAE Systems is hiring Crane Operators to support the Norfolk Ship Repair facility.

Position Summary

The Crane Operator performs a variety of skilled mechanical duties involving crane operation, crane safety, crane lift and maintenance. The Crane Operator operates heavy equipment necessary for the repair and maintenance of cranes; documents and records work performed; follows specified safety policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities & Functional Knowledge

This list is representative of the key areas of responsibility and functional knowledge required of an operator in the Crane shop. A third class mechanic must demonstrate a developing knowledge of the skills, functional knowledge and abilities required to perform tasks in these and related areas of responsibility.

Intermediate knowledge means that the mechanic understands how to perform tasks in these categories (including, but not limited to, the specific tasks identified below) and is able to complete them independently, without assistance. This also means that the mechanic has the necessary level of knowledge of the equipment, protective gear, and machinery required to complete these tasks.

The mechanic must demonstrate developing knowledge in the following key areas:

• Crane Operation

o Qualified to operate 2 or more electrically, hydraulic and manual powered cranes in a seated position

o Qualified to operate at least one portable crane to include: G8, G7, G3, wing wall crane, diesel electric, diesel hydro, all electric

o Understanding of cranes and functions

• Crane & Lift Maintenance

o Assist with maintenance of the cranes and lifts daily

o Understand all lubrication

• General Crane Housekeeping

o Clean, grease and perform general housekeeping for the cranes

• Crane Safety

o Understand crane safety limits, devices and locations that make the cranes safe to use

o Understand all procedures for fire, accident or injury prevention and response

• Other Heavy Equipment

o Must have knowledge to work with heavy equipmentRequired Education, Experience, & Skills Practical Theory Requirements

A third class mechanic must demonstrate developing knowledge of one or two mobile cranes and at least one portable crane, including the operation, function, capacity and care of the cranes per OSHA Standards.

Other Requirements
• Must be able to read, write and comprehend simple instructions
• Must be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram form
• Must be able to calculate and understand units of measure
• Must be able to wear standard shipyard PPE

Education Minimum: High School Diploma/GED

Minimum Relevant Experience: 4 to 7 yrs.

Must be certified in 1 crane (either portal or mobile cranes)

Must be certified on a at least 1 portable crane to include: G8, G7, G3, wing wall crane, diesel electric, diesel hydro, all electric.
All required crane certifications are done through a third party, North American Crane Bureau (NACB). Third class mechanics must be certified before operating crane. Re-certifications are required after three years on the portal crane and 5 years on the mobile crane per the NACB.

This job description does not include all activities, duties or responsibilities required for this position. The key duties, responsibilities and requirements identified in this description are subject to modification by the Company (in consultation with the Union, as appropriate) at any time.About BAE Systems Platforms & Services BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.