Rigger - All Levels

Date: Jun 21, 2024

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Job Posting End Date:  Until Filled

Shift:                               ALL

Security Clearance:       No Clearance required




Who We Are


General Dynamics NASSCO is one of three shipyards in the Marine Systems group of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD). General Dynamics NASSCO traces its beginnings to the industrial heart of San Diego, along the working waterfront of beautiful and historic San Diego Bay. The company has been designing and building ships in San Diego’s industrial corridor since 1960 and is the largest full service shipyard on the West Coast of the United States.




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.


Qualification Standards


Five years experience at ship yards or five years experience as Boatswain Mate Second Class P. O. or above.  High school graduate or equivalent.  Good knowledge of all rigging equipment, ability to test shipboard and yard equipment.  Ability to work at heights and in confined spaces and to access and move around ship safely.


Essential Job Tasks


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

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

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

4.    Tests and installs rigging equipment.             

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

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


Materials, Tools Equipment, Work Aids


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.



PAY SCALE  $21.68 - $32.19


This pay range is a reasonable estimate of the hourly range for this role. It takes into account the wide range of factors considered in making compensation decisions; including but not limited to skill sets, experience, training, and education. General Dynamics NASSCO also provides a variety of benefits including medical & dental insurance coverage, 401(k) retirement savings plan, flexible spending accounts/HSAs, life and disability insurance, company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO), wellness coaching, and an onsite health services. 


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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Call (619) 544-8511 or email nasscohr@nassco.com. This contact information is for accommodation requests only, not to inquire about the status of applications.


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