Maersk Jobs in Nigeria: Crane Manager

Posted on :

31 Aug, 2010

Category :

Vacancies in Nigeria

Maersk has the scope to help you achieve even your most ambitious career goals. From shipping and energy to retail, our diversified activities enable us to offer attractive career paths for generalists and specialists alike. Maersk in Nigeria is currently recruiting

Job Title: Crane Manager – APM Terminals, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria

This position offers an outstanding opportunity to join the global team at APM Terminals and contribute to the success of the organization. The position reports to General Manager, Engineering.

Key Accountabilities

Ensures that the maintenance and/or remedial works of cranes are maintained in a cost effective manner, with consideration given to quality and longer duration of maintenance free equipment.
Supervises the maintenance and repair of all of the quay cranes, RTGs, RMGs & mobile cranes and supporting equipment (electrical, electronic and mechanical).
Ensure that the equipment is maintained in a safe and reliable working condition in accordance with planned preventive maintenance programme and to identify and rectify repetitive problems.
Monitor and develop crane maintenance staff to ensure technical skills necessary for maintenance of complex plan items.
Ensure that the repair work does not affect the overall operational efficiency of the terminal.
Liaise with planning for the scheduling of maintenance programme and to provide feedback with a goal to continual improvement.
Recommend and develop overall improvements to equipment.
Ensures that planning, scheduling, and unscheduled repairs are carried out efficiently and cost effectively, with quality service.
Oversees the administrative requirements of the crane section, including warranty obligations, inspection records, manual updates, equipment defect reports, maintenance services, policies, procedures, and practices.
Reviews and recommends updates to maintenance services policies and procedures to ensure quality, reliability, and efficiencies.

Your Profile

Requires at least a degree in Mechanical or Electrical engineering. Also must have additional training in both electrical and mechanical fields in any heavy industry.
Requires at least five to seven years of general supervisory experience in Crane maintenance section in any ports, mines, steel and manufacturing plants. Must have an additional five years of progressively more responsible quay crane maintenance and repair experience, including specific knowledge of electrical, electronic and mechanical and related subjects.
Requires specific technical knowledge of maintenance and repair of quay cranes, RTGs, RMGs, mobile cranes, gantry cranes & spreaders.
Must be able to interpret engineering drawings, layouts, and specifications.
Wide range knowledge in PLC and drive control system and over all container terminal cranes control and mechanical system.
Must be able to exercise good judgment in order to set priorities.
Must be customer service oriented, sensitive to the needs of the departments and others.
Requires intermediate to advanced verbal and written communications skills in English, in addition to effective interpersonal skills & knowledge of the local language.
Requires exceptional time management, due to fast-moving, demanding work environment

We offer

A truly international working environment in a modern working location
Value and team-based leadership
An open and engaging working environment
A wide range of international career opportunities
Opportunities for personal and professional growth in a dynamic environment
Competitive compensation packages


This position is a local/expat position, based in Lagos, Nigeria and will remain posted until 26th September 2010.

Internal candidates please note:
· Primary consideration for this role will be given to internal candidates who are qualified for the position but have recently been displaced and have not yet been offered a new role in the organization.

· Primary consideration for this role will be given to qualified internal candidates for whom this position will constitute repatriation to Nigeria.

Please apply through the job portal and ensure to upload/attach a recent CV. For all internal applications please note that HR will contact/request your staff card upon receipt of your application.

Contact information:

If you have any questions or would like further information, you are welcome to contact Brian Rysz on [email protected]