Under general supervision, the rigger assembles rigging gear to lift and move equipment or material; selects cables, ropes, 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 grappling devices, such as loops, wires, slings, ropes and chains to crane hook; gives directions, using hand signals or radio communications, to the crane operator engaged in hoisting and moving loads in order to ensure the safety of workers and the material handled. The rigger also sets up, braces, and rigs hoisting equipment using hand tools and power wrenches. Directs workers engaged in hoisting machinery and equipment on board and into ships. May perform duties of other classifications that have a pay rate equal to or lower than the employee’s current rate.
Required Education / Skills:
- High School Diploma or Equivalent
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Rigger
- Familiarity with the applicable requirements of NAVFAC P-307
Certificate / License / Registration:
- Rigger Certification
- Class A Commercial Driver License
- Forklift Operator License
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