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Port Houston

Crane Technician - 2nd Class

Port Houston - Posted 2 months ago
$23-36/hour  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Crane Mechanic salary records


La Porte, TX

no experience required
Company size
56k employees

Deadline:  February 27, 2023

Crane Mechanic Job description

Port Houston is the advocate and a strategic leader of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the most powerful economic engines in the state and the country. Port Houston owns and operates the public wharves and terminals along the Houston Ship Channel, including the area’s largest breakbulk facility and two of the most efficient container terminals in the country.

Through our leadership and our work, we help ensure the nation’s busiest waterway stays running to benefit the customers of the public facilities we operate, our surrounding communities and industries, and our region. Port Houston exists to move the world and drive regional prosperity.

The work we do helps build up our local community, supports the economy, bolsters goodwill for the state of Texas, and influences the outlook of the entire region. And this is only the beginning! Our best accomplishments are ahead of us as we expand the Houston Ship Channel and widen its reach to become America’s distribution hub for the next generation.

Who you are:

You are more than the work you do. We want your work at Port Houston to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high-performance culture that values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

Sound like the place for you?

Position Summary:

Assist in troubleshooting, adjusting, repairing, and conducting preventative maintenance on Port Houston cranes.

Key Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Learn and apply technical knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems to determine equipment malfunction and restore it to OEM standards
  • Assist in inspection, repair, and maintenance of wharf and RTG cranes
  • Assist in diagnose problems or recurring malfunctions; choose the course of action and repair or troubleshoot techniques to diagnose problems
  • Assist in diagnosing electrical or mechanical problems by the use of appropriate equipment and tools such as voltmeters, hand tools, hoists, pressure gauges, drills, grinding wheels, and other tools common to the trade
  • Assist in diagnose and repair component parts of machinery including gearboxes, hydraulic systems, brakes, compressors and other related parts
  • Ensure safety and environmental procedures are exercised during the performance of daily activities
  • Study and learn electrical controls and circuits installed on Port Houston equipment
  • Study and learn electrical medium voltage switchgear
  • Work with Mechanics and Electricians coordinating maintenance related activities with manager on duty during shift work
  • Assist in installing electrical controls and circuits for a variety of electrical equipment such as lighting systems, motors, and control cabinets
  • Assist in replacing worn, defective, or damaged equipment, using appropriate equipment and tools such as multi meters, conduit benders and other tools common to the trade; interpret blueprints, sketches and drawings in installing and troubleshooting electrical equipment
  • Read and use factory manuals and blueprints as required to fulfill job assignments
  • Assist in estimating and obtains supplies needed for electrical work assignments
  • Work required scheduled overtime hours and be available for unscheduled overtime when operating requirements or other business needs of Port Houston cannot be fulfilled during regular working hours
  • Work a temporary, alternative schedule or shift as requested by supervisor
  • Act in accordance with Port Houston core values (respect, excellence, accountability, diligence, and you)
  • Perform other related duties as required


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required
  • 2+ years electrical experience
  • 2+ years related electrical experience required
  • Electrician Journeyman License preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:

  • Knowledge of relevant electrical codes: National Electrical code or the National Safety code
  • Knowledge of basic electronic troubleshooting and repairs
  • Knowledge of environmental and security controls
  • Ample knowledge of electricity, electrical systems and equipment operating at the PHA.
  • Knowledge of control circuits, DC and AC crane drives, DC and AC motor maintenance, power distribution, and overall function of container handling cranes
  • Knowledge diagnostics and repair
  • Knowledge of mechanics
  • Knowledge of millwright repair and maintenance
  • Knowledge of safety precautions necessary to deal with occupational hazards
  • General working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel)
  • Judgment and quick thinking skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to obtain State of Texas Electrician’s license
  • Ability to operate forklift, if needed
  • Ability to climb and be comfortable at heights
  • A current, valid Texas driver's license is required
  • A Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) must be obtained within 30 days of appointment, and be maintained for the duration of employment
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of inventory controls
  • Knowledge of automated inventory system
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to lead, manage and supervise employees
  • Ability to make calculations such as freight estimates, dimensional weight, invoices and percentages
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively with others
  • Ability to manage and supervise other maintenance employees when they are accomplishing related warehouse activities
  • Ability to operate M5 maintenance management software
  • A current, valid Texas driver's license is required
  • A Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) must be obtained within 30 days of appointment, and be maintained for the duration of employment

Key Competencies Required:

  • Effective communication
  • Planning and organizing
  • Attention to detail
  • Safety
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills

Port Houston proudly embraces diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity. Our teams reflect our commitment to celebrating diversity and creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


  • 4+ years experience required
  • High School Diploma or GED or higher required

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