Crane Shop Supervisor

01 Nov 2016
21 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Role synopsis
The Crane Shop Supervisor is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Transportation Department Crane Shop. This role requires the ability to lead and manage USW BP crane personnel in the safe execution of work in compliance with OSHA, local, federal, state and BP standards. The Crane Shop Supervisor will report to the Facilities and Transportation Superintendent.

Key accountabilities
- Assigns BP cranes and BP operators to meet scheduled refinery work.
- Provides day-to-day direction and management of BP crane operators.
- Schedules BP cranes for repairs and maintenance.
- Performs field visits of BP crane operator jobs.
- Escorts BP cranes, if required.
- Manages the $1.5m Crane Shop Budget.
- Supports hiring, training, and qualifying of all BP crane operators to assure safe work operations.
- Evaluates crane fleet needs and assist in developing replenishment plans Lease/ Rent / Buy discussions.
- Participates in daily meetings with area maintenance superintendents to review schedule and overtime.
- Works with Crane lift Specialist to review lift plans.
- Provides input into lift plan development.
- Conducts daily start of shift meetings including safety topics with Crane operators.
- Provides support to Crane operators concerning Lift Plans/ Permits, will work with HSSE/ crane lift Specialist and other SME's in support of the team.

Essential Education
- High school diploma or GED required.

Essential experience and job requirements
- 5+ years of supervisory experience within a refinery, petrochemical, or heavy industrial plant.
- 5+ years of experience with heavy lifting and rigging.
- Supervisory experience in a crane-related field.
- Licensed/certified crane operator with a valid Class B - CDL.
- Working knowledge of crane load charts, crane erection/disassembly, rigging and inspections.

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

Desirable criteria & qualifications
- Minimum of an Associates degree in a technical field preferred.
- Ability to adapt to change.
- Experience overseeing a represented workforce.

Relocation available
Yes - Domestic (In country) only

Travel required
Negligible travel

Is this a part time position?

About BP
Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. With a workforce of 80,000 employees, BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future

The BP Whiting Refinery is located on the south-western shore of Lake Michigan and the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal in the communities of Whiting, East Chicago and Hammond, Indiana. Whiting Refinery is the second largest refinery in the BP refining system, and the 6th largest refinery in the United States. Operations began in 1889, prior to the advent of the automobile.

Today, BP is investing several billion dollars in Northwest Indiana to modernize its Whiting Refinery for the processing of heavier crudes. The modernization is essential to the long-term viability of the refinery, and includes well over a billion dollars in environmental improvements. BP Whiting Refinery employs thousands of full-time employees and contractors. The Whiting Refinery Modernization Project is employing thousands of additional contractors. The modernization project will provide for greater energy security in the Midwest, as conventional supplies of the lighter crudes diminish, and are replaced by heavier crudes.

As we progress with the project, the health, safety and security of our employees, and of those who come into contact with our operations and products, remains our highest priority. Our policy is that no job is worth doing, unless it is done safely, while protecting our shared natural environment.


Closing Date
[ "20-Jan-2017" ]