A self-maintaining crane system including a bridge, a trolley, a hoist, and sensors for use within a hostile environment, such as a wastewater treatment facility, is presented. The bridge is movable away from the bridge home position and back toward the bridge end position. The trolley is movable away from the trolley home position and back toward the trolley end position. The cable is extendable away from the hoist home position and retractable toward the hoist end position. The sensors separately determine whether the bridge, trolley, and cable engage a home position and end position. Sensors facilitate automated movement of bridge, trolley, and cable so as to minimize functional impairment of the crane system by the hostile environment.