Crane Manager, Mechanical (Full Time)


DP World


Full Job Description

Smarter trade. Better lives.

As a new world takes shape, DP World enables smarter trade and improves lives. Our modern, strategically positioned marine terminals and logistics parks have the speed, reliability and reach to ensure your cargo gets to where it needs to be – but what sets us apart is our team of experts with our unceasing commitment to innovation. The world is changing at an unparalleled pace and we are growing to meet its needs. With more capacity coming online we are ready for the future. We trade smarter.

  • 70,000 Vessels served each year
  • 174,000 Containers moved every day
  • 78 Businesses located in 40 countries
  • 45,000 People from 130 countries

DP World Canada

Ideally positioned for global trade, we act as a key gateway for trans-Pacific trade between Asia and Canadian markets, as well as beyond to the US. Our central location is a multi-transport hub which offers excellent intermodal connections via two rail networks, CN Rail and CP Rail, as well as direct road links. With a global reputation built on nearly a century of experience, DP World Canada also provides stevedoring services at ports and terminals throughout British Columbia. Our world-renowned professionals provide safe, innovative, and unsurpassed cargo handling trusted by top manufacturers around the world. We handle a wide range of cargoes such as breakbulk, yachts, roll-on roll-off and forest products. We are your global leader in container handling services.

What We Offer

Joining DP World Canada means joining a people-oriented company. You will be amongst great colleagues, enjoying a relaxed environment that values your contributions. We pride ourselves on our openness, approachability, excellence in safety and customer service and our commitment to growth and innovation. We also offer top-notch benefits and perks, including an extensive extended health benefits plan, lifestyle spending account, pension with employer contributions, retirement savings plan, and support for professional development. On top of that, we realize it takes world-class people to run world-class operations so we offer competitive total compensation packages.

The Opportunity

The Manager, Crane Mechanical ensures delivery of the highest quality equipment maintenance, repair and technical services while meeting all applicable standards and requirements in terms of safety, quality, schedule and cost. The Manager, Crane Mechanical provides direction to the Foremen and Longshore personnel to meet short and long-term production and maintenance goals.

In This Role, You Will:

  • Ensure that the requirements of the working shift are fully met in an efficient and safe manner in accordance with safety regulations and health and safety policies.
  • Provides leadership for the maintenance planning and execution of crane mechanical operations, including coordinating the activities of various groups to maximize the efficient utilization of manpower, equipment , and resources to ensure the safe, reliable and cost-effective operation of all equipment and assets.
  • Enable the best possible level of communications within the crane mechanical team in a 24/7 operation.
  • Manage personnel, including hiring, training, discipline and on-boarding, to ensure that the Company’s needs and requirements are adhered to.
  • Ensure safe working practices are adhered to and promote safety in all aspects of the maintenance process.
  • Drive a performance management culture within the team ensuring that staff meet their targets in line with the business needs.
  • Positively advance agreed upon initiatives, propose new initiatives and adopt a sense of continuous improvement.

What You Bring To The Role

  • A university degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field is required.
  • Experience working in a safety-focused environment with excellent understanding of Health and Safety legislation and the ability to effectively communicate these values to the workforce.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as an Manager or Supervisor in a fast moving Maintenance or Engineering environment, in a unionized setting, where you have developed superior mechanical and electrical aptitude
  • Self-starter with a positive, hands on approach and the ability to work in a high pressure environment as part of a team to meet operational and engineering needs/deadlines.
  • Proven commitment, reliable work history and flexibility to meet requirements of a 24/7 operation.
  • An excellent manager of people with well-formed motivational skills, including solid negotiation, influencing, change management and labour relations skills.
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills, including the ability to work with all departments and levels.
  • Sound judgement and analytical thinking that enables decision making, ability to manage projects and prioritize and manage timelines.
  • Ability to build and maintain good working relationships and achieve buy in and ownership to quality standards/ initiatives.
  • Comprehensive understanding of container terminal equipment and maintenance requirements, including thorough knowledge of modern reliability and maintenance best practices, including IT-based asset management systems.
  • Good working knowledge, including troubleshooting skills with diesel engines, gearboxes and hydraulics, and training or general experience in structural maintenance.
  • Advanced computer skills, including MS Office, computerized maintenance management systems and industrial control software.
  • Fluent in English
  • Previous Canadian work experience or experience working directly with Canadian industries

No phone calls or agencies please. DP World Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview, testing and pre-employment medical examination. To be eligible for hire, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada and must successfully obtain Transport Canada Security Clearance.

If you are looking for a dynamic work environment, competitive employment conditions and an opportunity to test your abilities, we invite you to blend your talent with our know-how and join the DP World team.


Closing Date

Dec 7, 2022

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