JOURNEYPERSON 4 (Rigging) Fabricates, installs and repairs rigging and weight handling gear on ships. Attaches hoists and pulling gear to lift, move, remove, install or position machinery, equipment, structural parts and order heavy loads aboard ships. Selects and attaches chain falls, jacks, rollers, levers 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. Lays out and handles lines on cleats or bollards and hauls in ships with capstans when assisting dock master in ship dry docking operations. Installs or repairs ships’ rigging such as mast on antenna wires, small boat handling gear, shipboard cranes, winches, windless, replenishment and weight handling equipment. Move barges and derricks with tug boats and yard boats. Works in engine rooms, boiler rooms, aloft or in confined spaces as required. Thorough knowledge of shackles, natural, synthetic and wire ropes, steamboat jacks, hydraulic jacks, turnbuckles, rollers, chain falls, clamps, swivels, crane signals, shipboard nomenclature, forklifts and aerial lifts. Splice natural and synthetic ropes, tying knots, use of electric, pneumatic and hand powered tools. Knowledge of OSHA standards. 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 chain falls, 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. 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, chain falls, 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 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, chain falls, 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.

Category: Rigger


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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.
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.

Company Information

Surge Force, LLC
2427 Ingleside Road
200

Phone: 7579637865

Application Information

2427 Ingleside Road
200
Norfolk, VA 23513