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Crane & Hoist Inspector

Princeton University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 15, 2022
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Crane & Hoist Inspector


Job ID: 2022-15946
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Facilities Management and Physical Plant

Princeton University


The Overhead Crane & Hoist Inspector Technician will be responsible for the maintenance, servicing, repairing, inspecting and functional testing of overhead cranes and hoisting equipment. The technician will also support the operations shop in the inspection, and repair of overhead, pneumatic, and electrically controlled doors, gates, and barriers, as well as all associated instrumentation and controls. The technician will coordinate with other groups within the Facilities Department and throughout the Laboratory to ensure long-term, safe and efficient operation of utility systems.

Are you interested in joining the world’s brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!


The Overhead Crane & Hoist Inspector Technician will be responsible for the installation, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of overhead cranes and hoists throughout the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory as well as oversight of site-wide elevator contracts.

Core Duties


  • Inspect, maintain, and troubleshoot lab wide electromechanical systems to include: Cranes, hoists, overhead doors, and associated equipment.

  • Oversight of contractors to ensure the proper compliance with lab wide policies and project fulfillment.

  • Supports operations shops in the maintenance, service, and troubleshooting of lab wide utility systems to include Compressed air systems, pumps, pneumatically sealed doors and associated instrumentation.

  • Manages the supervision and execution of elevator contracts for PPPL.

  • Maintains proper paperwork of work orders completed in computerized maintenance management system. Follows all PPPL procedures and policies.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


Education and Experience:

  • High School Education or GED equivalent with some formal post High School vocational education.

  • Completion of a Journeyman level training program in industrial maintenance, electrical, or similar program required.

  • 5 plus years’ experience in the inspection, service, maintenance and troubleshooting of overhead cranes, hoists, and lifting equipment.

  • Experience in service maintenance and troubleshooting several of the following brands: Whiting, Aceco (American Crane and Equipment Co.), Yale, Wright, P&H, Harrington, CM, Coffing and Spanco lifting equipment.

  • A strategic goal of PPPL is diversifying the community of scientists and engineers, ensuring equitable access, and making the STEM fields more accessible and inclusive. With this in mind, we will take into consideration equivalent work and personal experiences as well as efforts in education, outreach or other related service activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with troubleshooting variable frequency drive and remote-control systems.
  • Ability to independently inspect, service and maintain overhead cranes, hoists, and other lifting equipment.
  • Elevator maintenance and service experience is a plus.
  • Capable of writing statements of work for repair/replacement work requiring outside support.
  • Ability to train technicians in the maintenance of hoists and cranes.
  • Experience with CMMS programs (Maximo) is a plus.
  • Be able to work in confined spaces and at heights.
  • Ability to operate various mobile equipment such as forklifts, scissor lifts, man lifts, etc.
  • General knowledge of the National Electric Code, National Plumbing Code, Life Safety Code, OSHA and standard industry practices. Conform to industry standards concerning safety, lock-out/tag-out, inspections, and operations when dealing with electrical systems. Maintain a high consciousness of safety for all personnel and areas involved.
Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces, at heights, and exposure to plant hazards (steam/electrical/mechanical/radiological).
Working Conditions:

  • Individual will be required to work in confined spaces and at heights. There may be exposure to plant hazards (steam/electrical/mechanical/radiological).

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.


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