North Carolina State Ports Authority

Crane Electrician

North Carolina State Ports Authority - Posted 1 year ago
$43k-60k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Electrician salary records


Wilmington, DE

no experience required
Company size
124 employees

Port:  Wilmington

Electrician Job description

Perform duties to ensure the safe and productive life of electrical drive systems, electronic controls, electro-hydraulic systems, and attachments installed on heavy lift equipment including, but not limited to: Gantry, Container, and Mobile cranes. Perform scheduled preventative maintenance and methodical troubleshooting in a way that minimizes downtime. Construct, maintain, and test associated system components and controls.


  • Rely on experience and judgment to plan, execute, and accomplish assigned tasks with a wide degree of latitude.
  • Maintain and repair 500-volt AC/DC systems, AC/DC drives, diesel-electric power plants, programmable logic controllers, and all other associated control components.
  • Read and interpret electrical schematics, blueprints, ladder logic, structured text, and function blocks.
  • Analyze crane electrical/electronic malfunctions and diagnose the cause or causes therein.
  • Perform and update preventative maintenance logs and interface with supervision for scheduling.
  • Service and repair the following: crane lighting, shore power systems, DC electrical drives, and associated motor/ generator units, motor controls, electrical weighing systems, wind monitoring systems, electric braking, and electro-hydraulic systems.
  • Utilize various testing/ troubleshooting equipment including but not limited to Volt/Ohm meter, megohmmeter, amp meter, infrared temperature sensing, and oscilloscope.
  • Operate shop equipment such as power tools, drill presses, forklifts, man lifts, etc.
  • Maintain an electrical library for easy reference to crane electrical schematics and electrical resources and ensure that accurate and legible prints are readily accessible aboard each crane.
  • Maintain a troubleshooting log that defines electrical problems and the necessary steps and materials required for immediate correction.
  • Conduct live power checks on 500-volt circuits.
  • All other duties as assigned by management.


  • Associate's Degree in Electrical/ Electronic Technology or related field, plus four years of electrical experience working with PLC language, 500-Volt AC/DC static converter drives, and motor-generated sets, or equivalent education and experience, is required.
  • Must be able to perform basic computer functions.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and written.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and work at heights up to 200 ft.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and meet TWIC security requirements.


Conditions include working in a maintenance shop, busy cargo traffic areas, and working at heights up to 200 feet, with frequent exposure to dirt, dust, grease, oil, and adverse weather conditions. Must be able to safely access all areas and parts of large heavy equipment by means of vertical long-run ladders, confined spaces, and waterside structures. Must be able to effectively use all PPE equipment and lift up to 50 pounds. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, bend consistently, and work in awkward body positions. Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination. Overtime, holidays, and weekend work will be required.


Please apply by submitting a resume and state application (PD-107) by email or via fax to (910) 746- 6434. All applications must reference the above job number to be considered for this position.

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