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Rigger - Associate 2,3,4 - 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.    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.    Tests cargo gear, which includes setting different angles and weight testing of all types.
8.    Rolls ships propellers and handling such items as shafts and rudders at maximum load limits with hoisting equipment.
9.    Works from ship specifications, work orders and applicable working drawings and blueprints.
10.    Properly cares for and safely uses all hand and power equipment and all company property.
11.    Researches and suggests written comprehensive condition found reports. (CFRs)

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. 3 years relevant work experience, preferably doing marine rigging. Proven skills, work history and/or applicable education will be considered in lieu of work experience.

Associate 2
Proficient in both Fire Watch and Associate 1 job duties.  Trains and assists with erecting and dismantling staging.  Assists with and/or performs basic pipe bolting under the direction of a Journey Level employee or Supervisor.  May perform Associate 1 or Fire Watch duties.  Must acquire three (3) additional Ship Repair Skills to progress to the next level.

Associate 3
Proficient in Fire Watch, Associate 1 and Associate 2 job duties.  Trains and assists with rigging under the direction of a Journey Level employee or Supervisor.  Assists with and/or performs mechanical bolting under the direction of a Journey Level employee or Supervisor.  May perform Fire Watch, Associate 1 or Associate 2 duties.  Must acquire three (3) additional Ship Repair Skills to progress to the next level.

Associate 4
Proficient in Fire Watch, Associate 1, Associate 2, and Associate 3 job duties.  Requires general supervision during performance of primary skill, but is able to perform job duties of A-1 through A-3 with limited supervision. (work history and demonstrated proficiency in single skill or trade).  Must acquire three (3) additional Ship Repair Skills and 1- certification to progress to the next level.

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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