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Rigger J1-J4

Date: Jan 12, 2021

Location: Norfolk, VA, US, 23523

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Shift : ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance

General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk is the consolidation of two great shipyards that have operated in the Port of Hampton Roads, Virginia for more than 50 years - the former Metro Machine Corporation and the former Earl Industries.  Along with our facilities in Bremerton, Washington, our expertise encompasses experience on more than 450 ships, a Master Ship Repair Agreement (MSRA) contract, and the maintenance and repair of aircraft carriers and ships from the Navy's amphibious fleet.

 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 chainfalls, 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, chainfalls, 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 chainfalls, 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, chainfalls, 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, chainfalls, 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.

General Dynamics NASSCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

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