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Job Code USA/CA:  PCS Portal

Portal Technician - BIRMINGHAM, AL

Country: United States (US) 
, Alabama (US-AL) 
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At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. 

We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.


Position Title: Portal Technician 


Reports To: Service Manager 


Will be field based covering an area servicing from Birmingham, AL to Tallahassee, FL and over to New Orleans, LA. Candidate should reside in this region and be willing to travel upon request. Seeking a Road Warrior! Do you have an interest in becoming an experienced electrical/mechanical technician? Are you able and capable of working at extreme heights?  Konecranes has many opportunities open across the United States that we are looking to fill with mechanically inclined individuals. At Konecranes, service technicians are the heart of our industry. Our technicians work in a safety-first type of environment and don’t mind heights or working on mechanical parts. As a service technician, you will be working with 480 3 phase motors, troubleshooting issues with our cranes, and working with clients and facility directors to ensure that our clients are properly being taken care of.  Our service technicians are provided with a company vehicle for their travels and have the opportunity to experience new and challenging situations with each job. The Portal Crane Service team is seeking a self-driven electrical/mechanical technician to provide scheduled and on-call support at customer sites. 


Principal Responsibilities: 


  • Technician will be responsible for maintaining and repairing portal (wood-yard) cranes and associated equipment within the assigned region.  

  • Technicians are expected to work hands on while using critical thinking skills to solve customer issues.  

  • Scope of work can involve heights up to 100 feet.   

  • This position requires flexibility, above average communication skills, and the ability to function in a team environment.  

  • The candidate must be able to travel out of town for extended periods of time. 

  • Experience troubleshooting 480 volt 3 phase motor control systems including static control and adjustable frequency 


Education: High school diploma or GED at a minimum. Associate degree in Industrial/Electrical/Mechanical technology, technical diploma, or equivalent vocational/technical training is a plus. 


Experience: Minimum 3 years in an industrial maintenance environment or equivalent military experience. Experience with field application of line-boring equipment preferred. Welding experience preferred. Prior crane specific experience is a plus. 


Other Requirements: Ability to provide written and/or electronic reports and verbally communicate with customers. Ability to assist in rigging for installation of large components associated with a portal crane. Valid driver's license and a good driving record. Ability to work at heights up to 100' above the ground. Ability to work varied hours, overtime, and/or "on call" as needed. Position requires a moderate level of physical activity (ie. climbing stairs/ladders and walking). Position requires working in an outdoor wood-yard environment. 

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,900 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Other Protected Category.

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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