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Rigging Supervisor

Department: Rigger
Location: Portland, OR

Vigor Marine
Portland Yard
Multiple Shifts
Rigging Supervisor

Vigor Marine is the leading ship repair specialist in the Pacific Northwest. For fishing and cargo and tanker ships. Ferries and national security vessels. For tugs and barges to transoceanic ships and more, we fix, overhaul and modernize single vessels and major global fleets. Vigor Marine. The right-sized facilities and an experienced workforce to meet our customers' needs. On budget and on time.

Summary: As an Rigging Supervisor, this position is responsible for supervising Shipyard Rigging type work in the shipyard across multiple projects. In this capacity, the Rigging Supervisor is responsible for coordinating all equipment and labor for the assigned craft. Craft oversight involves planning all aspects needed for the assigned craft including labor, materials, tools and equipment, change orders and job hazard analyses. Additionally the supervisor may have responsibility for overseeing the work of lower level supervisors in the same craft area. The incumbent must be self-disciplined, resourceful, and willing to accept responsibility for the assigned crafts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (this list is not intended to detail all aspects of the assigned work but is representative of the jobís overall responsibilities)

1.       Leads and communicates company safety culture and policies regardless of reporting structure (discipline, incident reports, investigations etc). Leads craft safety meetings. Holds employees accountable for demonstrating acceptable safety practices. Provides input to ways to instill attention to safety among all employees.

2.       Works closely with the project managers or ship superintendents for elements in the projects in the supervisorís craft area; handles planning including specifying staffing needs and scheduling, tools, materials, equipment, and subcontracts.

3.       Provides supervision to assigned employees which may also include lower level supervisors. Supervision includes assignment to tasks, assuring completion of tasks within deadlines, resolving conflicts, applying needed disciplinary action with designated management representative and reassigning employees across projects. Writes/receives verbal and written turnovers at shift changes. Applies good understanding of the Union contract.

4.       Coordinates regulatory agency compliance for assigned crafts. Assures employees accomplish work in accordance with proper practices and within specifications.

5.       Prepares condition found reports (CFR), change orders and job hazard analyses (JHA) for the assigned craft activities by hand or using computer software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and email. Teaches and coaches others in how to prepare CFR, JHA and change orders.

6.       Communicates changes in practices or policies; demonstrates and models behavior supportive of the direction the company is headed; provides meaningful and constructive suggestions for practice improvements; acts as and is a recognized leader among peers.

7.       Trains, coaches and mentors other supervisors in staffing and scheduling and other upper level supervisory functions.

8.       Assist estimating department as required for bidding work.

9.       Performs related duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE: Journey level experience as a Shipyard Rigger with a concentration of recent experience in a shipyard type environment. A minimum of three years experience as a Rigging Supervisor in an industrial environment. Must demonstrate an adept ability to effectively lead the work of others.

Knowledge of marine-related equipment, ship repair and construction techniques; sequencing of ship repair activities; shipyard safety practices; complex mathematical principles as applied to shipping activities.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and employees; act as a leader and be recognized as such by others, read, understand and apply ship repair specifications, blue prints, technical procedures, and regulations; identify problems with production and re-chart to correct; direct, coach and motivate the work of others; resolve conflicts; coordinate multiple details related to various projects simultaneously.

Skill in directing and coordinating the work of others; operating a personal computer and various PC applications such as word processing and spreadsheets; interpreting an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form; working with several abstract and concrete variables; effectively resolving conflict; using tools as required for accomplishing the work.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   The physical demands for this position involve the ability to maneuver in a shipyard as needed to oversee the accomplishment of work.  Requires extensive walking and standing; some climbing, crouching, twisting and stooping. Working with the tools pertinent to the supervisorís craft involves manual dexterity and fine motor movement and the ability to lift and manipulate a variety of tools. May require some lifting or assistance with heavy equipment. Work is predominately performed outside or on board ships in all weather conditions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:   The work environment for this job is demanding and potentially hazardous due to work on or inside ships as well as travel around ship repair yard.

Must have the ability to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others.
Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.





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