Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

Crane Hoist Technician

Location US-AL-Birmingham | US-GA-Austell | US-FL-Orlando
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  • Oversee, plan, and participate in crane/hoist erection and dismantle
  • Oversee climbing and tie-in procedure for tower cranes
  • Inspect cranes/hoists and equipment to diagnose malfunction or to consider jobsite worthiness
  • Maintain cranes/hoists and equipment in accordance with maintenance schedules
  • Diagnose and repair crane/hoist bodies and equipment enclosures, interiors, control panels, and related equipment
  • Diagnose and repair electrical and electronic malfunctions
  • Perform emergency repairs away from the shop to return the crane/hoist equipment to operation, or to assist in returning the crane/hoist or equipment to the shop for further repair
  • Remove and replace major systems and individual components for repair or replacement
  • Ability to flag cranes using proper hand and arm signals
  • Perform skilled maintenance on systems and components such as computerized ignition, such as electrical components, and other systems using specialized diagnostic and repair tools and equipment
  • Operate cranes/hoists and equipment to diagnose malfunction, verify operation, or to move it into or out of the shop area
  • Clean and maintain cranes/hoists, vehicles, equipment, tools, and the general shop area
  • Maintain all required records
  • Perform annual inspections on fabrication and welding
  • Perform load tests and drop tests on equipment as needed
  • Perform or oversee loading and unloading crane/hoist equipment to maximize trailer space and eliminate unnecessary expense


Education - Skills - Knowledge - Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of two years experience as a Crane/Hoist Maintenance Specialist or similar expereince preferred          
  • A verifiable combination of education and experience equivalent to four years experience in maintaining and repairing cranes/hoists and/or erected equipment preferred
  • Skill in using computerized diagnostic equipment and precision measuring instruments preferred
  • Strong background in electrical troubleshooting preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, methods, tools, and equipment used in the repair of cranes/hoists and erected equipment preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of all applicable safety standards, rules, laws, and procedures preferred 
  • Knowledge of all State and Federal crane/hoist laws and regulations preferred
  • Knowledge of crane/hoist electrical and computer-controlled systems preferred
  • Knowledge of welding methods
  • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals and schematic diagrams
  • Ability to acquire increasingly complex mechanical skills


Building Your Brasfield & Gorrie Career

Start your career in a big way

No matter your starting point, when you join the Brasfield & Gorrie family, you open the door to a rewarding career at one of the most respected and dynamic companies in the industry. Here you decide your path and what you will make of your career—and your life.


We value everyone

At Brasfield & Gorrie, we see our purpose as building exceptional people, trusting relationships, great projects, and strong communities. Valuing everyone is essential to our purpose, so for us, valuing diversity and inclusion is more than a lofty company commitment; it’s a way of building relationships that helps us live our purpose in our daily work.


You’ll benefit from working at Brasfield & Gorrie

By offering a strong foundation of employee benefits, we ensure that you and your family have the tools and means to prosper. We’re proud to provide a competitive benefits and compensation package. Our employees have access to medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), wellness programs, career development classes, and many more benefits. We’re proud to be ranked by both Top Workplaces and Best Places to Work in multiple cities!


About Brasfield & Gorrie

Founded in 1964, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets. We're skilled in construction best practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and Lean construction, but we're best known for our preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Brasfield & Gorrie has 12 offices and approximately 3,000 employees. Our 2019 revenues were $3.8 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 22nd among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2019.


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