Under the Supervision of Heavy Equipment Lead, the Crane operator provides lift, move, position and support to the Roads and Grounds Section. Exhibits superior workmanship and focuses upon a quality end product. Follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure all tasks are accomplished safely and with a focus on quality. Completes all tasks in accordance with local Environmental, Health and Safety directives. Assists leadership with the mentoring of new-hire personnel to develop appropriate skillsets. Addresses customer concerns in a prompt, professional and courteous manner.
This position description is subject to change at any time as needed to meet the requirements of the program or company.
Develops an effective plan for the layout, security, and safekeeping of materials and equipment during loading, delivering, and unloading
Performs daily preventative maintenance inspections on assigned vehicles and ensures vehicles meet all Kuwaiti and US Government safety requirements for operation on public roadways
Maintains a vehicle log in accordance with applicable rules and regulation
Follows appropriate safety procedures when transporting equipment
Responsible for inspecting the condition of the work site prior to setting up the crane
Manipulates the machine to hoist position and/or transport material such as machinery, equipment and other construction products
Must be aware of load limits based upon weather conditions and crane capacity
Reports vehicle defects, malfunctions, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles immediately to the supervisor or manager
Control cranes, lifts and other equipment using standard operating procedures to ensure effective transportation of materials and safety for all personnel on site
High School diploma or equivalent is required
Home of country Heavy duty driver’s license for operating crane equipment, and the ability to obtain a U.S. Government Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
A minimum of 4 years of operating mobile cranes with Certificate.
Experience with material handling equipment (forklifts) is a plus
Basic mechanical knowledge preferred
Demonstrated ability to read and interpret road maps, traffic signs, traffic signals and other posted regulations regarding transportation and parking
Knowledge of proper securing methods for various types of cargo; using ropes, blocks, chain, binders, and/or covers
Knowledge of proper rigging techniques for lifting objects and materials
Knowledge of US and Kuwait driving regulations and guidelines is preferred
Must have an excellent understanding of all safety directives and polices regarding the operation of equipment
Ability to operate a Crane and Heavy Equipment
Ability to perform safety inspections of crane, heavy equipment, wire rope, hooks, slings and rigging
Communicates professionally, both orally and in writing
Interact professionally with the customer, military, and other agency officials
Duties will involve the conduct of work in the outdoors with a potential exposure to extreme climatic conditions including frequent dust storms, and high temperatures – up to 130F degrees in the summer months.
Potential exposure to chemical or biological agents could exist. Employee use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in certain areas is required. Such PPE includes but is not limited to head, foot, hand, torso, respiratory, vision and hearing protective devices. Normal work week is 48 hours but must be able to work overtime or shift as required.
Physical requirements include lifting, climbing, extended sitting or standing, or other physical efforts that are normally required. In addition, visual acuity, hearing and speaking requirements would be considered. Consider this section carefully; any physical requirements must be able to be tied back to the major job activities. Refer to the general physical requirement, physical activities, visual acuity, and working conditions checklist for more information.
We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace that values and supports the contributions of each individual. This commitment along with our common Vision and Values of Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility, allows us to leverage differences, encourage innovation and expand our success in the global marketplace. Vectrus is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.
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