Rigger -SDCA in San Diego, CA at Austal

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San Diego, CA

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO: Crane and Rigging Manager
• Must be technically proficient in tasks, work processes, and safe use of rigging equipment
• Will be held accountable for completion of daily work assignments including the completion and signatures for work completion and quality
• Will maintain cleanliness and organization on assigned job sites
• Be responsible for selection and utilization of proper lifting gear
• Set up crane hoisting equipment
• Will be expected to work any assigned shift
• May be assigned tasks that are outside the normal craft assignments
• Monitor the job site for compliance with quality, safety, and environmental and
health regulations
• Will be expected to demonstrate the ability to apply practices which satisfy
regulatory requirements and industry wide established guidelines to carry out
instructions or directions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Also will be
expected to be able to identify and then resolve small problems which arise while carrying out day-to-day tasks

• High School Diploma/GED, or 5 years Maritime experience
• One year minimum work experience as a rigger in a shipyard environment or
similar industry
• Must be willing to participate in continuous improvement by way of on-the-job
training for less experienced co-workers
• Must have a thorough knowledge of equipment used in rigging operations,
including but not limited to lifting and moving equipment
• Must have knowledge of shipyard terminology such as general ship structure
and vessel layout
• Must have a thorough knowledge of USA Standard hand signals
• Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide and measure using the metric
• Must demonstrate acceptable proficiency by participating in and successfully
completing the Austal USA Overhead Crane/Rigging training course which will
include both written and functional examinations
• Must demonstrate the ability to read and comprehend simple instructions,
correspondence and memos, write simple correspondence, and effectively
present information in one-on-one or small group situations

TOOLS: Will be expected to acquire basic tools on a list which will be provided by the Crane/Rigging Manager



LIAISES WITH: Production Department Foremen and Supervisors, Health, Safety and Environmental representatives

• Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be eligible for employment with Austal USA:

  • 18 years of age or older at time of application.
  • Able to provide proof of US Person Status
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check
  • No felony convictions of Theft/Deception or Violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
  • No felony convictions of Drug crimes within three years from disposition date

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to tour all vessels and work sites.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

Specific physical requirements include the following:
1. Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel.
2. Perform prolonged standing.
3. Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis.
4. Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis.
5. Lift/push/pull 50lbs to 75lbs on an occasional basis.
6. Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis.
7. Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps).
8. Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding
and/or man lifts.
9. Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, overhead).
10. Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and
11. Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles.
12. Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and
13. Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steeltoes shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards.
14. Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures.
15. Ability to enter 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time.
16. Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands.
17. Able to utilize adequate visual skills.
18. Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down.
19. Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape,
temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters whole performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.