• 1st Class Rigger- Steel America

    Job ID
    Posted Date
    3 weeks ago(1/31/2020 9:22 AM)
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Rigging Shop. Need is for 1st Class Riggers for immediate work in Norfolk, VA. This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience.


    • 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.
    • 5+ years experience for 2nd class riggers
    • Must have knowledge of chain fall/strap loading and their uses
    • Must be able to rig large loads safely, even in small spaces, etc.
    • 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/charts, 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


    Paid Time Off (PTO)

    Legal Services

    Annual performance evaluations and service pay increases

    On-site Human Resources

    On-site gym

    Free and close proximity parking

    Associate perks/gifts 


    All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.


    Colonna’s Shipyard and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    • 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.


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