The Rigger shall perform services to plan layout, cut, splice, assemble, repair, and install complex weight handling gear and various standing and running rigging to secure, support, or operate machinery, and other items with critical fit, tension, and operational requirements, working in conjunction with cranes and other mobile material handling equipment. During operations where cranes or mobile material handling equipment cannot be used due to size, shape, and location of the object, the Rigger shall use chain hoists, wire rope hoists, tackle blocks, or a combination of these to rig and move object through confined areas.
The Rigger must be skilled in the proper handling, containment, storage and disposal of hazardous materials such as paints, solvents, et cetera and along with math and physics knowledge to determine weights, stresses, strengths, and mechanical advantage. Additionally, the Rigger shall perform ship docking and mooring operations by laying out and handling lines with capstans, centering tackle, and rigging work in conjunction with floating cranes and conducts shipboard testing of accommodation ladders, cargo booms, and ship’s rigging rear and replenishment stations and other miscellaneous wei ght handling duties as assigned.
The Rigger shall be able to make complex and critical judgments to rig and move objects in confined areas such as engine rooms, machine shops, or ships passageway, make difficult load routing judgments by considering size, shape, and location of the object, availability and strength of overhead support structures, surface conditions, obstacles, and size of surrounding openings in relationship to the size of the object. The Rigger shall determine exactly where to place pad eyes, beam clamps and chain falls to support and balance loads along the route.
The Rigger shall be capable of using all tools and equipment applicable to the rigger trade.
Operations – The majority of weight handling and lifting operations is accomplished by working with category 1 mobile portal and floating cranes with lifting capacities of 200 tons, on land, sea, and shipboard. Other lifts or weight handling evolution are accomplished by working category 2, 3, and 4 cranes. The Rigger shall load and unload aircraft, and also supports installation and removal of ship’s gear and equipment such as gun mounts, turrets, booms, machinery, stores, and antennas. Regularly work as a member of a team in completion of assigned tasks.
The Rigger must be skilled in working as a member of a team, and must have skill in cooperating and coordinating the work of others to successfully complete assigned tasks. The Rigger must be skilled in the proper handling, containment, storage and disposal of hazardous materials such as paints, solvents, et cetera, and along with math and physics knowledge to determine weights, stresses, strengths, and mechanical advantage. The Rigger shall also perform duties involving the proper handling, containment, and disposal of hazardous materials such as paints solvents, et cetera. The Rigger shall work with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures. Visual and sensory perception along with hand-eye coordination is required to operate equipment, detect deficiencies and make repairs; diagnose problems; and make installment of devices, equipment, parts, etc. The Rigger shall have a good familiarity of NAVFAC SW Safety and Health Requirement manual, instructions, agency equipment regulations and directives. Guidelines will include a variety of Federal, Department of Defense, and Department of Navy, Commander Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest publications, manuals, directives, standards, policies and procedures. Published guidance will be provided by the Government as needed.
Processing – The Rigger must be skilled in working as a member of a team, and must have skill in cooperating and coordinating the work of others to successfully complete assigned tasks. The Riggershall receive assignment from the customer representative in the form of oral or written instruction (work order) to perform a variety of rigger tasks. The Rigger shall work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures.
Housekeeping – The Rigger shall ensure all designated working areas are maintained in an orderly manner and continuously maintained free of trash and debris. At the end of each day, the general work areas shall be swept, supplies, materials, tools, and equipment shall be pick-up and stored, and the municipal trash containers will be emptied.
Technical Support – The Riggershall receive work assignments through oral instructions provided by the workload manager during progress and upon completion for compliance with instructions, adherence to established practices and standards, and overall acceptability of work. A journeyman-level employee normally checks daily assignments. A Government employee gives advice on unusual problems and checks to see if completed work meets the requirement.
Meetings/Conferences – The Rigger shall participate in meetings with contractors, agencies, clients, and team members when required to do so.
Briefings – The Rigger shall participate in briefings when required to do so.
Updates – The Rigger shall provide monthly status report that summarizes the work efforts and accomplishments performed.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – The Rigger shall comply with all PPE requirements of the Navy.
The Rigger shall be/have:
All Candidates shall have/be:
a) Valid state driver’s license in the state the work is being performed.
b) Strong communication skills in the English language, both written and oral.
c) U.S. citizenship or resident alien. Proof of US Citizenship or resident alien card will be required.
d) OSHA 10 - General Industry or Construction Certified before starting work.
e) U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) certification and appropriate refresher (if needed).
f) Ability to perform regular and recurring field inspections, investigations, or surveys in which there is a considerable amount of walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.
g) Ability to perform work in an office setting, with occasional visits to construction sites. Work involves moderate risks of discomforts that require adherence to safety precautions.
h) Ability to acquire a Common Access Card (CAC).