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Rigger (JP-002119964)

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Rigs material to lift, move and position material onto ship or to move around the yard. Conveys instructions to crane operators and forklift drivers using hand signals, loud speaker or telephone.

Locates, loads/unloads materials and equipment on and off ship and in and out of yard. Tests and installs rigging equipment, such as cargo booms, elevators, boat davits, booms and portable davits.

Controls movement of heavy equipment through narrow openings or confined spaces. Selects cables, ropes, pulleys, winches, blocks, braces and cushions according to weight, distribution and size of load to be moved.

Performs other related tasks as assigned, some of which may become essential to the position.

Rigs materials to be moved onto ship or around the ship yard.

Conveys instructions to crane operators and forklift drivers about where to move, lower or lift equipment.

Locates, loads and unloads materials on and off ship and in and out of shipyard.

Tests and installs rigging equipment.

Sets up tools and equipment at job site an and puts equipment away when finished.

Handles winches, grip hoists, pulleys, cables, ropes, mooring lines and other equipment.


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Top Skills Details:


crane operator


Additional Skills & Qualifications:

2-5+ years rigging experience ideally in a shipyard environment

Ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of crane rigging, inside rigging, loft rigging, or bull rigging.

Experienced with chain falls, come-alongs, and hoisting a big plus

If they have experience with wire fabrication that is a plus

Five years experience at ship yards or five years experience as Boatswain Mate Second Class P. O. or above preferred.

Good knowledge of all rigging equipment, ability to test shipboard and yard equipment.

Familiar with the following rigging equipment:

Wire rope, slings, cables, rope, pulleys, winches, blocks, braces, cushions, nylon slings, chain falls, come-alongs, shackles, other rigging equipment, test gauges and other testing equipment, cargo booms, and protective equipment.

Experience Level:

Entry Level

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