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  • Posted on: 19 March, 2014 Deadline: 1 April, 2014
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    APM Terminals, we are a team of over 20,000 employees spread across more than 60 countries united by a passion to provide our expertise in port operations and container management services. By providing the expertise and port infrastructure essential to world trade, we actively support the advancement of the societies around us, enabling local economies to unlock their potential and build an even stronger global community. Working with a team of talented professionals you will get a chance to experience different cultures and make friends all over the world. You’ll find a culturally diverse, stimulating environment at any of our offices, terminals or depots. When you join APM Terminals, the world is your workplace.

    APM Terminals is an independent business unit within the Danish A.P. Moller-Maersk Group – a Global Fortune 500 company with over 120,000 employees and offices in 130 countries with global growth opportunities in a range of fields from shipping and energy to our offshore and retail sectors - Join us to achieve even your most ambitious career goals!

    We are recruiting to fill the following position:

    Crane Mechanic


    Ref.: AT-042451
    Location: Lagos

    Key Responsibilities
    Specific Accountabilities

    •     To carry out all maintenance repairs and modifications on Mobile Harbor Cranes, Rubber Gantry Cranes, Spreaders and other plant and equipment in accordance with the requirements of the Code of Practice and the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Ensuring high standards are maintained.
    •     To evaluate and analyse the nature, cause and perform the repairs of breakdowns. Determining the optimal way of dealing with the problem, to achieve a quality and cost effective solution, as well as minimal downtime and maximum Operational availability of Container handling equipment.
    •     Use sound knowledge of rigging procedures to recover equipment from yard due to accidents as efficiently as possible, ensuring minimal delays to operations.
    •     Have sufficient knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety Act. Enforce safe working procedures, for the purpose of safety of employees and people around you.
    •     To carry out repairs to defects as per Examiners defect list. To ensure safe working and minimize breakdowns to machinery and equipment.

    General Accountabilities

    •     Fill out Confirmation Slips to ensure proper records are kept for future reference.
    •     To execute all repairs timorously and effectively ensuring equipment failure is minimized and availability of equipment is optimised in the most cost effective manner.
    •     Working standby and shifts to ensure 24-hour availability of Container handling equipment.
    •     Identify work requirements and raise work requests providing complete and thorough information;
    •     Advise Crane Supervisor and/or Crane Foreman on concerns relating to unreliable equipment;
    •     Perform other related functions required from time to time such as assistance with major emergency work;
    •     Ensure adherence to established safety practices in the execution of assignments and in the use of tools, equipment and machinery;
    •     Assist in maintenance of a safe working environment;
    •     Provide technical expertise and a positive attitude to the functions performed;
    •     As required, identify spare parts and tools required for breakdown work;
    •     Provide Work Order planning information as required to Maintenance Planner , Crane Supervisor and/ or Foreman;
    •     Perform maintenance activities on a daily/weekly/monthly basis;
    •     Troubleshoot and effect repairs on mechanical components and hydraulic circuits, control systems, tires and some electrical component elements. This includes the modification of components and servicing techniques in conjunction with the Crane Supervisor and/or Crane Foreman to improve efficiency;
    •     Test equipment to ensure compliance with specification and safety standards;
    •     Service, repair, deploy, remove and stow away equipment as required using safe driving techniques and safe parking procedures;
    •     Execute maintenance schedule as directed by Crane Supervisor and/or Crane Foreman;
    •     Provide feedback to Crane supervisor and/or Crane Foremen on job progress;
    •     Identify components to be overhauled;
    •     Complete post-job tasks – clean up, return of spares etc;
    •     Provide correct information on Work Orders and other job documentation, ensuring an accurate record of work performed, time taken to complete work, spare parts and materials used etc;
    •     Execute proper handover of equipment to Operations and provide on the job guidance to new recruits;
    •     Participate in analysis of maintenance standards, practices etc;
    •     Clean tools and equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions/manual;
    •     If needed, perform minor repairs on tools and equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s instruction/manual;
    •     Report defective tools and equipment to immediate foremen / supervisor;
    •     Comply with all disaster contingency plans and contingency cleanliness;
    •     Maintain a clean and safe work environment and ensures waste disposal is performed as per company procedures.
    •     Performs any other related activities, as requested.


    •     Trade Test/Certificate /Diploma as Mechanic.
    •     Code of practice
    •     Mobile Harbor Cranes, Rubber Gantry Cranes and Spreaders


    •     3-5 years experience as Mechanical in any ports, mines, steel and manufacturing plants plus shift working experience
    •     Possess valid driver’s license.


    •     Self motivated
    •     Analytical and systematic
    •     Requires the ability to follow instructions & plan the work day.
    •     Required to keep work area organized, neat and efficiently planned (5S).
    •     Requires the ability to be responsive to emergency repairs with quality workmanship and service.
    •     Requires the ability to learn fast.
    •     Basic Electrical Knowledge
    •     PC Literate
    •     First Aid


    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should Click here to apply online.

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