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1st Class Rigger - Steel America


Steel America, a division of Colonna's Shipyard, is seeking a 1st Class Rigger to support operations in our fabrication shop at our site in Norfolk, VA.

Job Description:
Responsible for selecting the correct equipment and lifting devices that will bear heavy loads.
Select the right tools that will enable Rigger to move and position heavy objects in a safe and efficient manner.
Conduct weight testing IAW specified tech manuals for equipment such as Cranes, Davits, Winches, Anchors, and anchor chains, within safety guidelines.
Control movement of heavy objects/equipment through narrow openings and confined spaces, using jacks, pulley blocks, chain falls, and rollers.
Install hooks, swivels, and turn buckles in rigging operations.
Properly use signals with workers operating cranes or other equipment to move loads safely and successfully.
Select and attach gears, braces and cushions according to weight and distribution of the load.
Control costs in assigned area of responsibility and recommend to management improved methods of operation that could result in cost savings for the department and company.
Train and supervise lower-level mechanics and semi-skilled employees.
Responsible for knowing and understanding company policy and ensuring policies and procedures are followed on the worksite.
Must have at least seven (7) years of rigging experience.
Must have knowledge of chain fall/strap loading.
Must be able to rig large loads safely.
Must have working knowledge of the ship�s structure, anchor chains and associated equipment, staging construction, cranes and their capacities/chart, ship's mooring, etc.
Must be able to climb and have no fears of elevated heights.
Must be able to work independently to complete responsibilities.
Must have previous experience operating a forklift.
Desired Qualifications:
Experience operating overhead cranes preferred.
Experience operating mobile cranes preferred.
Prefer previous experience working in Steel America fabrication shop preferred.
Prefer knowledge and experience with underwater hull rigging of shafting, propellers, rudders, etc.
Security Requirements:
U.S. Citizenship Required.
Ability to obtain DBIDS preferred.
Travel Requirements:
Minimal Travel; 10% or less.
Physical Requirements:
Must be able to lift, carry and transport heavy equipment and boxes. The exact weight requirements will be determined by the specific job, but no less than 20 lbs.
Must be physically agile to perform tasks in naval ships. Able to work on and climb ladders, work in extreme temperature environments, aboard ships, in shipyards, under industrial conditions and in confined spaces, including enter and moving through manholes.
May ride ships at sea for extended periods
Able to perform other duties as required which may involve high heat, humidity, noise and dirty conditions, working aloft or over the sides of vessels.
Frequent exposure to noise due to machinery and equipment.
Employee is required to operate trucks, forklifts & man-lifts.
While performing the duties of this job, you may frequently be required to stand, walk & sit; use hands or fingers; handle or feel; talk and hear. Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, squat, kneel, twist and crawl.
Work in extreme temperatures and conditions. At times you will work in areas that have less adequate ventilation
Frequent use of respirator.
Protective clothing or equipment and face shields or goggles shall be worn when welding, cutting, or working with molten metal.
Respect, Pride, Truth, Family � These are our VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry.

Colonna�s Shipyard Inc., and its divisions, are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Additionally, Colonna�s Shipyard provides a variety of benefits to support your best health, wellness, and future, to include medical/dental/vision options, company paid disability insurances, 401k with match, legal services, as well as company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO).

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