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Rigger - Associate 1 - SEA

Department: Rigger
Location: Seattle, WA

Vigor Values  

Vigor expects all employees to enhance the atmosphere in which they work by living the Vigor Values every day.

Truth: We seek the truth, and we speak the truth
Responsibility:
We act on what we know is right
Evolution: We seek mastery, and adapt to a changing world
Love: We care about the people we work with, and the world we live in


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.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.    Operates ship’s cargo gear, single boom, twin booms, stiff legs, and robot cranes
3.    Assembles and disassembles sheaves, blocks, shackles, and booms.
4.    Pulls and renews all of the working and standing rigging.
5.    Tests cargo gear, which includes setting different angles and weight testing of all types.
6.    Rolls ships propellers and handling such items as shafts and rudders at maximum load limits with hoisting equipment.
7.    Properly cares for and safely uses all hand and power equipment and all company property.

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

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND/OR KNOWLEDGE:
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.

ESSENTIAL EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED preferred or 10th grade education with 2 years of relevant work experience or training. Training or education that indicates basic understanding of manufacturing and/or construction practices.
~OR~
Any combination of education and training which indicates the ability to meet the minimum requirements.

Associate 1
Proficient in both Fire Watch and general clean up.  Grinds pipe and structural steel under the direction of a Journey Level employee or Supervisor.  Pulls leads and/or cable as directed.  May also perform Fire Watch related duties.  To progress to the next level they must have three (3) basic Ship Repair Skills and acquire three more.

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

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Sitting, Standing, Walking, CrouchingKneeling/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.

ESSENTIAL USE OF SENSES
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.

ESSENTIAL MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
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.

ESSENTIAL WORKING CONDITIONS
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.

 

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, 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, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

If you require special accommodation to submit an application please call 877-778-8421 and follow the directions to leave a detailed message. Someone will attend to your request within two business days. If you do not have access to a computer please call 877-778-6729 to learn where in your community you can submit an online application.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, 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, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

If you require special accommodation to submit an application please call 877-778-8421 and follow the directions to leave a detailed message. Someone will attend to your request within two business days. If you do not have access to a computer please call 877-778-6729 to learn where in your community you can submit an online application.

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