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Rigger - Journey Level - PDX

Department: Rigger
Location: Portland, OR

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.

include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.  Successfully performs work as an individual, as a member of a single craft or a multi-craft work crew.  Performs work with minimal supervision.

1.    Comply with craft and shipyard safety and environmental measures.
2.    Consistently exceeds Journeyman standards.
3.    Operates ship’s cargo gear, single boom, twin booms, stiff legs, and robot cranes
4.    Assembles and disassembles sheaves, blocks, shackles, and booms.
5.    Pulls and renews all of the working and standing rigging.
6.    Recertifies davits and lifeboat complete.
7.    Operates ship’s equipment such as mooring winches, ship’s cranes, and cargo gear to accomplish specified repairs.
8.    Tests cargo gear, which includes setting different angles and weight testing of all types.
9.    Rolls ships propellers and handling such items as shafts and rudders at maximum load limits with hoisting equipment.
10.    Works from ship specifications, work orders and applicable working drawings and blueprints.
11.    Properly cares for and safely uses all hand and power equipment and all company property.
12.    Perform quadrennials on cargo gear.
13.    Researches and suggests written comprehensive condition found reports. (CFRs)
14.    Responsible for being conversant in all quality assurance requirements and document compliance.

ESSENTIAL SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  Incumbent performs similar work in all areas of the Yard as the need arises.

1.    Communicate effectively, work independently or in a group.
2.    Ability to do basic math, i.e. add, subtract, divide and multiply.
3.    Ability to perform metric conversions.
4.    Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.
5.    Shackles and wire rope slings - size, capacity and use.
6.    Block and tackle - assembly, capacity and use.
7.    Come-A-Longs and Air Tuggers - capacity and use.
8.    Crane Signals.
9.    Possesses knowledge of mobile crane operations.

High school diploma or GED preferred. 5-10 years relevant work experience, preferably doing marine rigging. Proven skills, work history and/or applicable education will be considered in lieu of work experience.

Journey Level 1 Ship Repair
Some knowledge of several skills with more advanced knowledge of 1 primary skill and possess at least 1 certification (hours in skilled trade & demonstrated proficiency).  Requires general supervision during performance of primary skill, but is able to perform job duties of A-1 through A-3 with little or no supervision.

Four hour fire watch certification, must be obtained within 30 days of hire.
Forklift certification.
HAZWOPER – First Responder Awareness Level

Sitting, Standing, Walking, Crouching Kneeling/Crawling, Stooping (Bending at the waist),  Twisting, Climbing, Balancing, Reaching, Handling/Grasping,  Fingering/Feeling,  Pushing/Pulling, and Lifting/Carrying.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.    Talking:  Frequently talks over the phone, on the radio or in person to coordinate work efforts and assure safety.  
2.    Hearing: Frequently listens over telephone, radio or in person while coordinating work efforts and assuring safety.
3.    Vision: Continually must be able to see surrounding activity.
•    Near Acuity (clarity of vision at 20 inches or less): Frequently -- Important for job safety.
•    Far Acuity (clarity of vision at 20 feet of more):  Important for job safety.
•    Depth Perception (three-dimensional vision to judge distance/spatial relationships): Important for job safety, to judge distance/spatial relationships.
•    Color Vision (if required to distinguish colors for job performance or safety):  Not required.
•    Field of Vision (if required to observe a large field of vision while keeping eye fixed on a given point for job performance or safety): Important to observe surrounding activities while crane is in operation.
4.    Smell: Useful in detecting fire.
5.    Other sensory requirements: None.

1.    Interaction/communication with others: Frequently-interacts either verbally or via hand signals with others to coordinate work effort and ensure safety.
2.    Works alone/independently: Frequently-works with others in groups of 2 or 3, either moving objects or coordinating load lift with crane operator.
3.    Directs/supervises others: Not required.
4.    Repetitive work: Work varies throughout the day.
5.    Attention to detail: Must be attentive to how knots are tied and other fastenings are prepared in order to ensure loads can be safely lifted.
6.    Flexibility: Assigned duties vary on a daily basis.
7.    Other mental/psychological demands: Coordinates rigging with co-workers.

1.    Works indoors: Frequently-inside ship.
2.    Works outdoors: Frequently- exposed to all types of Oregon weather.
3.    Safety equipment required: Must wear hard hat, hearing protection, eye protection,  whistle and safety harness, leather shoes/boots.
4.    Other Exposures: May be exposed to smoke, fumes, free silica, asbestos, oil, grease, paint, and heavy weights.
5.    Operation of equipment/tools/vehicles: Uses flashlight, whistle, come-a-long, chain fall, shackles, rope, wire and synthetic line, glommer, mooring lines, block and tackle (all configurations), air tuggers, pilot ladders, bicycles, forklifts, cherry pickers, and pick up trucks.
6.    Required hygiene standards: Per company standards.
7.    Other: None.

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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