Job Description A Rigger must possess knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA’s) sufficient to provide a full range of rigging duties. The person should also be able to consider factors such as the size, shape and location of the object as well as the availability and strength of the overhead support structures. The position communicates with co-workers in all departments, and maintains a safe, organized and clean work environment. Master,1st, 2nd and 3rd class levels are based on proficiency, knowledge, skills and abilities. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Plan, layout, assemble, repair and install complex weight handling gear and various standing and running rigging. Inspect fabricate, replace and turn standing rigging such as slings, tackle and ladders using hand and power tools. Have a thorough knowledge of rigging procedures and equipment Select gear; cables, pulleys and winches according to the load weight, size and work schedule. Aligns, levels and anchors machinery. Splices and ties rope to form netting, ladders and other rigging. Install hooks, swivels and turnbuckles in rigging, reeves lines through blocks Move ships engines, generators, turbines, pumps, boilers, structural shapes and plates, as well as ordnance equipment such as bombs, torpedoes, aluminum and electronic equipment such as sonar rear. Installs and inspects beam clamps, pad eyes, gallows frames and other supporting structures for rigging gear. Test gears for strength and safety Assists the drivers in the salvage work, move salvage equipment and raise objects to be salvaged Qualifications and Education Requirements Competencies Communication Proficiency. Mechanical Capacity. Technical Capacity. Time Management. Required Education and Experience High school diploma or graduation from a certified technical school. Minimum (5) five years of related experience. Preferred Education and Experience Education based on requirements that are job-related and consistent with the business necessity. Experience in a Shipyard/ Military setting Additional Eligibility Qualifications Knowledge of rigging procedures and equipment Coordinate and arrange the work of several trades Solid ability to perform work received from technical documents, blueprints, specifications, and written and/ or oral instructions. Plan, layout, assemble, repair and install complex weight handling gear and various standing and running rigging. Required Tools Whistle Knife Tape Measure up to 25 ft Crescent & Ratchet Wrench (up to 7/8) Multi Tool with Plyers included Flash Light Spike Supervisory Responsibility This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities. Work Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the shipyard work environment can be loud. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The position requires frequent lifting, pushing and pulling objects that are 85 pounds or heavier. Position Type/ Expected Hours of Work This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday. This position periodically requires long hours and weekend work. Regular and predictable on-site attendance is an essential function and a prerequisite to perform other essential functions of the position. Travel Requirements There is no travel required of this position. Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Category: Rigger

NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.

Shipyard Riggers assemble and install rigging gear such as cables, ropes, pulleys and winches to lift, lower, move or position machinery, structural steel and other heavy objects. They use weight handling equipment such as fork trucks, cranes, wire ropes (all types), end fittings, slings, winches, chain falls, boat slings, boat davits, and horizontal and verticals pad-eyes. The experienced Rigger will normally be able to perform all the following tasks: examine objects to be moved, estimate their size, shape and weight and decide on the type of equipment necessary; erect a temporary jib or derrick if required, and install cables, pulleys and other tackle; choose or make slinging equipment and attach it to the load; erect cranes and mobile crane booms, increase the height of tower cranes by bolting component parts in place, and rigging cables; splice ropes and cables to make slings and tackle; erect structural steel for buildings under construction; erect panels used on facades; and inspect, maintain and repair equipment of trade.
A career as a rigger typically requires a high school diploma, and anywhere from a few months to one year of experience working with the required tools and skills, particularly in a marine environment. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually required.

Company Information

Lyon Shipyard Inc.
1818 Brown Ave
Norfolk, VA 23504
Phone: 7576224661

Application Information

500 Rose Ave
Norfolk, VA 23504
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