Technical and Engineering, Engineering general

Crane Engineer

Last updated: 1 week ago
Expires: 1 month from now
Job Role:
Technical and Engineering, Engineering general
Aircraft type:
United Kingdom

Job description

As the successful candidate you will be responsible for the supplier management of the cranes maintenance and working at heights contract and the statutory inspection (LOLER, PSSR, LEV, Power press etc.) contract.

The role will also involve Capex investment planning, project leading and support, Opex Planning and Delivery and Supplier Management to meet with the Airbus objectives and challenges.


  • Support the Hard Services Manager, Broughton and the Maintenance and Energy Manager for Strategy and Process.
  • Ensure all safety incidents are managed through the supplier and clear actions agreed and recorded.
  • Supplier management through KPI's and SLA management.
  • Ensure all quotes received and raised within good time and goods receiving on the airbus click n buy tool.
  • Provide spend profiling requirements for recurring costs and capital investment.
  • Manage costs within departmental budget with regular reviews with local finance teams.
  • Identify cost saving initiatives by means of improvements and/or performance.
  • Ensure process confirmation of Services delivered.
  • Ensure crane uptime through asset trend analysis, continuous improvements, practical problem solving, Airbus CMMS interrogation.
  • Daily SQCDP meetings with the suppliers.
  • Ensure all risks identified associated are logged within Airbus risk management tool.
  • Ensure 5 year strategy is defined and continually updated and promulgated to the internal Performance and improvement team to update master CAPEX files.
  • Support and develop the crane specifications using maintenance experience to ensure that cranes being replaced not only meet site and regulatory requirements but also takes into account any existing maintenance or operator issues.
  • Support the development of the FM Strategy of Airbus.
  • Support the Cranes project manager on delivery of crane install projects on technical / maintenance requirements.
  • Drive the Airbus safety culture on site with internal teams and suppliers - environmental, health and safety, security procedures, documentation, audits.


  • The first point of contact for escalations within the business for Cranes maintenance, working at height maintenance and statutory inspection issues.
  • The FM site focal point for any issues regarding LOLER, this includes attending and contributing to the monthly site lifting review.
  • Drive and support initiatives to contribute to the EADS Savings programme using the levers of harmonisation / standardisation / demand management / Supplier management.
  • Establish and develop specification and technical evaluation criteria which will support Procurement in the Tender, Contracting and Supplier review process to deliver the appropriate service provision, within the agreed budget.
  • Develop an efficient supply chain capable of delivering goods / works / services matching business objectives and requirements.
  • Actively contribute to implement Continuous Improvement through Best Practice and Innovation within your own team and supplier base.
  • Establish and Monitor Spend, identifying Risks and Opportunities to ensure adherence to budget.
  • Identify a Crane replacement / refurbishment strategy and rolling programme with consideration for Life Cycle analysis and asset performance.
  • Managing of statutory inspection compliance and supporting the business with any escalations.
  • Ensure full investigations of crane breakdowns are carried out in line with SLA's.
  • Ensuring all date records are kept for the plant to guarantee compliance to appropriate legislation and maintenance.
  • Utilisation of Airbus CMMS systems.
  • Maintain Asset, PPM and Statutory Records.


As the successful candidate you will be able to demonstrate the following skills and characteristics:

  • A technical background within the lifting industry, with known requirements of legislation, regulations and codes of Practices that relate to all types of lifting duties (as defined in BS7121, LOLER, PUWER).
  • Self-motivation and ability to operate within your own initiative.
  • Two-way communication skills with the ability to influence others and present to senior management.
  • Knowledge of crane installations, handling systems, lifting accessories, vacuum lifting and statutory compliance is essential.
  • Understanding and knowledge of Health and Safety legislation, permits to work and safe systems of work.
  • Knowledge and experience of working at height.
  • Experience of handling large high value components.
  • Knowledge and experience of PLC controlled systems
  • Flexibility to respond to abnormal out of hours demands on occasions.


  • The successful candidate should have in part or full Mechanical and/or Electrical apprenticeship with an appreciation of lesser skill (electrical preferred)
  • Qualification to a minimum BTEC OND level or equivalent.
  • Ten years relevant experience LEEA Group one part one Passport to safety certificate NEBOSH certificate
  • Full U.K. driving license
  • Preferred qualifications, but training would be provided in LEEA Diploma lifting gear general.
  • LEEA Diploma lifting machines powered.
  • LEEA Diploma lifting machines manual.
  • LEEA Diploma runways and light crane structures.
  • Lifeline installers certificate
  • Insurance level certificate in lifting equipment inspection
  • IOSH safe project management or equivalent

Guidant Global (Airbus) is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


airbus, crane, engineer, mechanical, electrical, apprenticeship, BS7121, LOLER, PUWER