Chesapeake/Norfolk/Newport News

Tidewater Staffing is seeking experienced Riggers!

Pay Rate: 

  • $TBD
  • Weekly Pay
  • Shift to be discussed

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Thorough knowledge of equipment used in rigging operations included but was not limited to lifting and moving equipment.
  • Knowledge of rigging testing requirements, proper setup, 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 the 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.

Requirements include:

  • Must have a working knowledge of procedures, strong mechanical aptitude and ability, and be able to follow directions.
  • 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.

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 chain falls, 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, chain falls, clamps, swivels, crane signals, shipboard nomenclature, forklifts, and aerial lifts.
  • Splice natural and synthetic ropes, tie knots, use 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 chain falls, 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 dockmaster 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 dockmaster 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, chain falls, 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 the mast, yardarms, and ship’s sides.
  • Works in engine rooms, boiler rooms, aloft, or in confined spaces as required.
  • Knowledge of shackles, chain falls, natural, synthetic, and wire ropes, turnbuckles, rollers, clamps, and crane signals.
  • Splicing natural ropes.
  • Tying knots operate for forklifts and aerial lifts.
  • Use of hand tools.

Company Information

Tidewater Staffing Offers:

  • Weekly Pay
  • Full-Time Employment
  • Insurance Benefits
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Temp-to-Hire Job Opportunities
  • Free Training Programs
  • Direct Deposit | Money Network Cards
Tidewater Staffing is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

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