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Norfolk, VA 23506

Posted: 03/18/2024 Industry: Ship Repair / Shipyard Job Number: MC780412245 Pay Rate: $25.00 / hour

Job Description

  • Must have LEVEL 1 Rigger Certification from NCCCO
  • Must have 2-5 years’ experience in heavy shipboard 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.
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