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Rigger/Scaffold Builder

Minimum of 3 years’ experience Pay Ranges Based on Experience: $19-$24 / Per Hour 1st Shift -> 7AM – 4PM • Assembles and disassembles marine hanging and pole staging in shipyard environment by performing the following duties: • Ensuring containment is erected properly & safely onboard U.S. Navy vessels in accordance with established procedures. • Containment will prevent fugitive dusts and spray paint from escaping established areas. • Assist with Modifications, repairs and teardown of containment will be required. • Knowledge of hanging Tarps, applying Shrink-wrap and/or monoflex to contain sandblast dust and overspray. • Assist with Using Plugs, felt material, wooden blanks, etc. to assure fugitive dusts do not enter the ship. Continuously ensures fall protection and no-dropped item procedures are properly maintained. • Move material properly and safely usually utilizing JLGs. Per Diem is not offered for this local position. MUST BE ABLE TO PASS A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK AND A DRUG URINALYSIS This is a 5 day per week schedule, Monday-Friday. With priorities changing frequently, you must be willing to work weekends when required. Benefits Vacation Pay Holiday Pay Health Insurance Attendance Bonuses

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.