Riggers are responsible for lifting, moving and positioning machinery, equipment, structural parts, and other heavy loads aboard ship and in the shops.
Shipboard rigging to include removal of the machinery and equipment on and off the ship and through narrow openings utilizing jacks, chain falls, come alongs and rollers. Shipboard machinery and equipment to include but not limited to: pumps, valves, motors, electronic equipment, etc.
Riggers are also responsible for selecting rigging gear based on weight and distribution of load, availability of hoisting machinery, and the presence of obstacles which might interfere with maneuverability of incorrectly rigged hoisting gear.
Riggers signal workers operating cranes or other equipment to move load.
Riggers will also be required to inspect their own rigging gear according to safety rules and OSHA standards.
Riggers will perform additional related tasks as assigned.
Must have experience making shipyard knots
Minimum 5 years relative Rigging or Hook Tender experience in a shipyard environment
Must have shipboard experience removing machinery, equipment and other structural parts
Must be able to use hand tools and power tools safely and efficiently
Experience must include working in a physically demanding environment
Knowledge and experience working in a shipyard environment
Be a US Citizen
Be able to pass a drug and background screening
Have own/reliable transportation
Be able to work all shifts assigned, to include overtime/weekends
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Job Types: Full-time, Contract
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.