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Rigger J1-J3

JOURNEYPERSON 1 (Rigging) Assist in attaching hoist and pulling gear to lift, move, remove, install or position machinery, equipment, structural parts or other loads abroad ship. Assist in the movement of equipment through narrow openings or in confined spaces. Assist in line handling operations, assist in the erection of staging in tanks, above decks, on mast, yardarms and ship’s sides. Works in engine rooms, boiler rooms, aloft or in confined spaces as required. Knowledge of shackles, chainfalls, natural, synthetic and wire ropes, turnbuckles, rollers, clamps and crane signals. Splicing natural ropes. Tying knots operate forklifts and aerial lifts. Use of hand tools. JOURNEYPERSON 2 (Rigging) Attaches hoists and pulling gear to lift, move, remove, install or position machinery, equipment, structural parts and other heavy loads aboard ships. Signals cranes or other equipment to move loads. Controls movement of equipment through narrow openings or in confined spaces, handles lines on cleats or bollards when assisting the dock master in the ship dry docking operations. Moves barges and derricks with tug boats. Works in engine rooms, boiler rooms, aloft or in confined spaces as required. Knowledge of shackles, chainfalls, natural, synthetic and wire ropes, turnbuckles, rollers, clamps and crane signals. Splice natural and synthetic ropes tying knots. Use if electric, pneumatic and hand tools. Operate forklifts and aerial lifts. JOURNEYPERSON 3 (Rigging) Attaches hoists and pulling gear to lift, move, remove, install or position machinery, equipment, structural parts and other heavy loads aboard ship. Selects and attaches chainfalls, jacks, rollers, lever and/or pulleys according to types of loads being moved. Signals cranes or other equipment to move loads, controls movement of heavy equipment through narrow openings or in confined spaces. Handles lines on cleats or bollards when assisting the dock master in ship dry docking operations. Moves barges and derricks with tug boats and yard boats. Works in engine rooms, boiler rooms, aloft or in confined spaces as required. Knowledge of OSHA standards. General Dynamics NASSCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. To learn more about applicant rights under federal law, click here: EEO is the Law Poster EEO is the Law Supplement Pay Transparency If you have a disability that impacts your ability to complete the job application process and would like to request an accommodation, please contact our Human Resources Department. For Norfolk, call (757) 543-6801. This contact information is for accommodation requests only, not to inquire about the status of applications. Nearest Major Market: Hampton Roads Job Segment: Security Clearance, QA, HVAC, Military, Defense, Government, Quality, Operations

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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.
Education
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.
Qualifications
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually required.

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General Dynamics NASSCO
200 Ligon Street
Norfolk, VA 23523
Phone: 757-966-3609

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