job Title: Crane Service Mechanic
Location: Portland, OR

Crane Service Mechanic is expected to perform service repair on all crane types and models. Crane assembly a plus.


Job qualifications and experience:

  • Proven mechanical aptitude.

  • Dependable, with strong problem solving skills and an excellent safety record.

  • Ability to comprehend and learn technical manuals. Ability to communicate to others on how to troubleshoot equipment based on standard operating procedures and / or technical manuals.

  • Ability to operate all crane makes and models a plus.

  • Ability to comprehend and learn technical manuals.

  • Ability to obtain NCCCO certification for Operator, Rigger and Signalman will be required.

  • Experience with computers and ability to prepare required paperwork which may include work order documentation, reporting of expenses, ordering of parts, in bound and out bound inspections.

  • Able to communicate via email.

  • Customer service skills to include good communication (written and oral) and social skills.

  • Organization skills.

  • Ability to travel and be flexible on work schedules.

  • Clean DMV record. Essex Rental Corp. follows DOT rules and regulation on Commercial Vehicles.

  • Must be able to pass drug test and physical. 

Physical job requirements:

Job position is very physical and requires the individual to be able to perform duties and work long hours outdoors in a variety of weather.

  • Climbing and working at heights of 25 feet with proper tie off and safety equipment

  • Must be flexible and mobile to work in confined areas and able to stoop, crawl and maneuver in small confined spaces

  • Distant vision of 20/40 or better in each eye separately and binocular, with or without correction

  • Repetitive lifting and carrying of 50 lbs

  • May be required on occasion to lift large components and rigging. 


Successful candidates will be dependable, with strong problem solving skills and an excellent safety record. We require a high school graduate or equivalent with secondary mechanical education or training. Experience with mechanical repair, trouble shooting and servicing of cranes preferred. Other job requirements include work order documentation, good communication and organization skills. Experience with computers is a plus.  

Company Benefits
Essex Crane and Coast Crane have competitive benefit plans including vacation and personal days, Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO, 401k Retirement Service Plan, Dental, Vision, LTD, STD and voluntary life insurance plans.