• Rigger - 1st Class

    Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/10/2018 3:30 PM)
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  • Overview

    Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Crane / Rigging Department.

    We are pleased to accept resumes for 1st Class Rigger.

    This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA.


    • Learn the correct equipment and lifting devices that will bear heavy loads
    • Select the right tools that will enable Rigger to move and position heavy objects in a safe and efficient manner.
    • Possess working knowledge of weight testing IAW specified Tech manuals for equipment such as Cranes, Davits, Winches, Anchors, and anchor chains, etc… within safety guidelines
    • Controls movement of heavy objects/equipment through narrow openings and confined spaces, using jacks, pulley blocks, chain falls, and rollers
    • Installs hooks, swivels, and turn buckles in rigging
    • Signals workers operating cranes or other equipment to move load
    • Selects and attaches gear, braces and cushions according to weight and distribution of load
    • Controls costs in assigned area of responsibility and recommend to management improved methods of operation that could result in cost savings for the department and company
    • Train and supervise lower level mechanics and semi-skilled employees
    • Responsible for knowing and understanding company policy
    • Work independently to complete responsibilities


    • 7-10 years' rigging experience required
    • No less than 5 years' experience for 2nd class riggers
    • Must have knowledge of chain fall/strap loading
    • Must be able to rig large loads safely
    • Underwater Hull propulsion rigging (rudders, propellers, fin stabilizers, shafts, etc.)
    • Knowledge of ship's structure, anchor chains and associated equipment, staging construction, cranes and their capacities/chart, ship's mooring, etc.
    • Candidate should be able to climb and have no fears of elevated heights
    • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and US Citizenship due to working at specific locations
    • Knowledge of underwater hull rigging of shafting, propellers, rudders, etc. is preferred
    • Previous shipyard experience is preferred

    Compensation & Benefits

    Position compensation is based on experience.


    Our benefits include:
    • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
    • 401K
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Legal Services
    • Annual performance evaluations
    • On-site Human Resources
    • On-site gym
    • Free and close proximity parking
    • Employee perks/gifts and more


    • Respect
    • Pride
    • Truth
    • Family

    These are our VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry.

    All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.
    Colonna’s Shipyard and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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