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Maryland Department of Transportation Electro-Mechanical Crane Technician I (Electrical Option) in Baltimore City, Maryland

Electro-Mechanical Crane Technician I (Electrical Option)


$52,586.00 - $66,441.00 Annually


Baltimore City

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Full Time


Maryland Port Administration

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If you have ever taken a flight from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport; renewed your Maryland driver’s license; traveled to an Orioles game on the Light Rail; embarked on a cruise from the Port of Baltimore; received roadside assistance from CHART Emergency Patrol; reduced your commute time by using one of Maryland’s toll roads; or applied for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification, then you have experienced some of the superb services provided by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT).

MDOT has various careers for people of all experiences, backgrounds, and abilities who come together to contribute to one mission—connecting our customers to life’s opportunities. Join us in serving our Maryland residents, visitors, and businesses!

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) is seeking an Electro-Mechanical Crane Technician I (Electrical Option). This is the entry level of work maintaining, inspecting, and repairing cranes at the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration facilities. Employees will learn the unique electrical, electronic and mechanical components of container, portal, and whirley cranes. Employees learn to provide oversight to crane operations in order to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems and minimize down time. The purpose of the Crane Technician is to perform preventative maintenance on the container and mobile cranes located at the Port of Baltimore's public marine terminals. This position installs, troubleshoots and repairs the electrical and electronic components on the container and mobile cranes. The incumbent will perform preventative maintenance work orders on the cranes, to include: cable rollers, elevators, motors, electrical panels, festoon systems, transfer pumps, lighting, safety devices, MCC panels, A/C units, generators, spreaders, exhaust fans and disconnect switches. This position also drives and operates the fuel truck at the terminal. The position is responsible for performing the daily start-up and daily shut-down of the container cranes to ensure proper operation. The goal of this position is to keep the equipment in good working order, so that it is available for use in the loading and discharge of cargo, and so that equipment down-time is kept at a minimum level.

This position will receive moderate supervision from an MPA Electro-Mechanical Crane Technician III, MPA Electro-Mechanical Crane Supervisor or MPA Electro-Mechanical Crane Manager.

Employees may be required to work evenings and weekends and be on-call. Employees are also considered essential employees and may be subject to emergency recall 24 hours a day.

The current vacancy exists at the MDOT MPA, in the World Trade Center, located in Baltimore City, MD.

MDOT offers a generous and competitive benefits package. You can learn about our amazing benefits here: MDOT Benefits Guide


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Four years of experience performing testing, calibration, inspection, repair and maintenance of electrical apparatus.

Consideration for employment may be based solely on the contents of your application; therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part-time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for.

If you have held more than one position at the same employer, please list each position that you held and the length of time that you held each position.


  1. Education at an accredited college, university or vocational-technical post- secondary school in electrical, electronics or industrial maintenance may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience at a rate of thirty credit hours for each year of experience. Education must include coursework in: A.C./D.C. solid state circuit/motor analysis, programmable controllers, electronic circuits, microprocessors interfacing, fiber optic communications, fundamental/advanced digital circuits, industrial measurements, pumps, mechanical seals, mechanical drives, hydraulic/pneumatic systems, lubricating systems, blueprint reading, industrial mathematics, basic/advanced electricity, and/or machine tool processes.

  2. U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as defined under the Experience Requirement of the Minimum Qualifications may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Licenses & Certifications

  1. Employees in this classification are assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland. All applicants must list their license number and expiration date on the application.

    1. During the probationary period, employees will be required to obtain and maintain a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with endorsements for Hazardous Materials valid in the State of Maryland.

    2. Employees in this classification will be required to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) to gain unescorted access to Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration facilities. A TWIC Card is required of all maritime personnel. For information on how to apply for a TWIC card, please go to www.tsa.gov/twic.

    3. Employees will be required to satisfy the agency's training and certification requirements to obtain and maintain permanent status in this classification.

Additional Information

Special Requirements:

  1. Employees must be available for duty at such hours, day or night, as may be required in order to maintain continuous operation of the MPA's container cranes and are subject to call-in.

  2. Employees are subject to being on call 24 hours a day and will be required to maintain a reliable communication link for the purpose of emergency call back requirements.

  3. Employees that work with or may be exposed to hazardous materials, such as: asbestos, lead-based paint or chromium, may be required to undergo periodic medical testing and may be required to pass hazardous materials training and have the ability to wear a respirator.

  4. Persons appointed to positions in this class must maintain a prescribed level of physical fitness, and may be required to take a medical examination to determine physical ability to perform the work.

    TO APPLY: You must complete an MDOT employment application (DTS-1) online to be considered for this recruitment. RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE MDOT EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION. No paper applications will be accepted.

    Selected candidates may be subject to background and reference checks.

    You may apply online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mdotmd . Applications must be submitted online.

    IMPORTANT: Due to current operational limitations caused by COVID-19, we are only providing electronic notifications of your application status to the email address provided on the application. We will not send paper notifications, regardless of notification preference listed on the application. It is the applicant's sole responsibility to ensure the email address provided is accurate and the account is reviewed regularly. Timely attention to application notifications is important. Your email provider may have security levels which disrupt our email receipt. We suggest monitoring all email folders, including Spam or Junk, as needed. You can also access all notifications through your governmentjobs.com account.

    Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please notify in advance. MD Relay Service Number (711). Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

    The Maryland Department of Transportation is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa or providing an extension of an existing H-1B at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H-1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

    Applicants who have education obtained outside of the U.S. will be required to provide proof of the equivalent U.S. education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service, such as the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://www.naces.org) or World Education Services: International Credential Evaluation (https://www.wes.org/).

    The incumbent in this position may be a member of a covered bargaining unit.

    WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. MDOT MPA does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, or sexual orientation.

    Issue Date: 7/21/21

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Don't miss out on a great opportunity for a challenging career along with fabulous benefits!

*Benefits are offered to all full-time, part-time permanent and contractual (partially subsidized) employees. Temporary employees do not receive benefits.


Do you possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland?

  • Yes

  • No


    If you answered "Yes" to Question #1, please list your license number and expiration date below. If you do not possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland, please write 'N/A' below.


    Do you have at least four (4) years of experience performing testing, calibration, inspection, repair, and maintenance of electrical apparatus?

  • Yes

  • No


    If you answered 'yes' to question #3, please provide details regarding this experience. Please include where you obtained this experience, dates of employment in months and years (i.e., 6/2007 - 9/2010), and whether this was part-time or full-time work. This experience must also be documented in your application. If you answered 'no', please type 'N/A'


    Employees in this classification are considered Essential Employees and will be required to sign and agree to all policies and procedures relating to Essential Employee status. Please select "Yes" below if you agree, or "No" below if you do not agree with this statement.

  • Yes

  • No

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