Crane Dispatcher

Job Title: Crane Dispatcher
Exemption Status: Exempt
Authorization/Supervision: Project Manager/Vice President, Cranes
Date: February 27, 2023
Education: High School Diploma, or equivalent. Post high school education related to this field preferred.

Experience: One to three years of prior dispatch experience in construction or related industry; prior supervisory/management experience desired.

Objective: To organize, plan, and schedule all equipment and personnel for the crane division to create efficiency and develop costs savings. Work collaboratively with project managers.

Nature and Scope

Company Environment: Landwehr Construction, Inc. is a fifth-generation company with its original start in 1895. Landwehr Construction, Inc. is a diverse construction company focusing in areas including, but not limited to, crane & rigging, demolition, environmental remediation,
highway heavy, machinery moving, renewable energy, sitework & utilities, and wetlands specialty. Landwehr Construction, Inc. employs both union and non-union staff and works primarily in the Midwest Region.

Job Environment: This position will require time being spent primarily in an office setting but may require individual to work in an outdoor environment. This position will interact on a day-to-day basis with all levels of personnel within the company including union and non-union
employees, administration, other department managers, project managers and support personnel, and will interact with external sources such as trucking companies and fuel suppliers. This is a full-time year-round position. This position may occasionally be required to respond to
situations outside of business hours.

Relationships/Management: The position will interact with all levels of personnel within the company including union and non-union employees, other department managers, support personnel and be able to develop effective rapport with the vendor community.

Job Responsibilities

  • Efficiently plan personnel and cranes with each job to include:
    • Confirming jobs and times to insure they remain on schedule.
    • Provide maps for crews with appropriate permitted routing.
    • Assign tractors and trailers by unit number.
    • Order Highway permits as required for all units including annual and single trip
      permits.
    • Ensure all personnel and cranes have current certifications and annual inspections properly stored at all times.
  • Manage rigging through the following tasks:
    • Create and maintain an inventory and accountability for all rigging.
    • Coordinate all additional rigging and load securement needs for each job.
    • Check out all additional items and coordinate loading of additional items to proper trailer or crane.
    • Coordinate off-loading of all additional items upon job completion to include inspection of condition and documenting the check-in.
    • Maintain current inventory list for each crane box and periodically audit each list.
    • Coordinate all rigging inspection requirements including annual chain rigging inspections and documentation.
  • Coordinate with the shop manager for all maintenance needs:
    • Work with shop to preplan and schedule all inspections and planned maintenance.
    • Coordinate planned downtime for all equipment around job schedules.
    • Monitor breakdowns in the field and work with crews and shop to minimize downtime.
    • Keep all crane team members continually updated on downtime that will or may affect jobs.
  • Create and develop effective and efficient operator/oiler teams.
  • Review future work outlook to current staffing levels. All future shortfalls should be raised to supervisor to review options or begin the hiring process.
  • Monitor crew schedules throughout the day and report delays to project manager(s) immediately.
  • Manage yard operations through the following tasks:
    • Provide personnel with specific task list and time requirements for each task and monitor results to ensure efficient use of time.
    • Organize and maintain a documented yard layout for efficient operations and tracking of all items in the yard.
    • Maintain inventory of customer stored items including signing for, photographing, and documenting any exceptions or damage to cargo. Create and place label for easy identification for loading crew.
    • Manage spare trailers for project needs to include pre-loading customer product, crane equipment, or other requirements as needed.
  • Keep track of all yard time hours and any additional chargeable items such as off-loading/loading fees, permits, storage costs, etc.
  • Maintain accountability for proper documentation and signature requirements from allcrews.
  • Assist crane division in maintaining a culture of safety with all personnel.
  • Assist supervisor with all other tasks as needed.

Skills, Qualifications and Requirements of the Position

  • Possess strong communication skills and the ability to keep all necessary parties aware of objectives, changes, updates, etc.
  •  Must have strong organizational skills in order to handle the variety of tasks.
  • Must have a positive can-do attitude, possess the ability to work independently as well as be a team player, a problem solver, and demonstrate a superior work ethic.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and data management.
  • Must develop positive professional working relationships across all levels of the Company and outside contacts.
  • Must have the ability to direct people and hold them accountable.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Regular and predictable attendance.

AA/EEO/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Landwehr Construction, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Landwehr Construction - Celebrating 120 years of quality service

Landwehr Construction, Inc. is a fifth-generation company with its original start in 1895. Landwehr Construction, Inc. is a diverse construction company focusing in areas including, but not limited to, demolition, box culverts, highway heavy, utility, crane rental, energy and helical piers. Landwehr Construction, Inc. employs both union and non-union staff and works primarily in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa.