Rigger 1st Class (Local)

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Rigger 1st Class (Local)

Jacksonville, Florida




Job Description

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability desired. The individual must have working knowledge of procedures, strong mechanical aptitude and ability, and be able to follow directions.


Candidate Requirements:

  • The individual must possess experience in the trade; knowledge of ship terminology, blueprint reading, job specifications and manuals. 
  • Must be able to follow directions and work with limited supervision. 
  • Must be willing to work with and train subordinates.
  • Must comply with Company safety rules and OSHA standards. 
  • Must be physically and medically qualified to wear required personal protective equipment as prescribed under OSHA standards.
  • Technically proficient in tasks, work processes, and equipment operation.
  • Accountable for completion of daily work assignments including the completion and signatures for work completion and quality.
  • Creates a working environment for compliant with quality, safety, environmental, and health regulations and policies.
  • Thorough knowledge of equipment used in rigging operations, included but not limited to lifting and moving equipment.
  • Knowledge of rigging testing requirements, proper set up and operation of equipment.
  • Selects cables, pulleys, winches, blocks, and sheaves, according to weight and size of load to be moved.
  • Attaches pulley and blocks to fixed overhead structures such as beams and ceilings with bolts and clamps.
  • Attaches load with lifting devices such as wires, nylon straps and chains to crane hook.
  • Gives directions to crane operator engaged in hoisting and moving loads to ensure safety of workers and material handled.
  • Sets up cranes hoisting equipment. Safe handling of anchors and chains. Lowers, handles and tests lifeboats.
  • Tests ships cranes using various rigging. Ability to interpret all crane load charts and blueprints.
  • Must have 3 years of rigging experience, in a shipyard environment working on Navy vessels.
  • Must be available to work any day and shift as required.
  • Must have OSHA 10 and fire watch certification.
  • Must be DBIDs eligible.

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