Rigger (Able to Obtain Secret)

Panama City, FL
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Transportation, Logistics & Cargo Handlers
  • Travel: None
  • Clearance: Able to Obtain Secret
  • Req ID: 2024-11522


Job Summary:

The Rigger shall provide support to NSWC PC for the Rigging Shop. In general, the level of capability required will be comparable to the WG 5210-10 journeyman level. The safe and efficient movement of materials by the use of weight handling equipment in direct support of the daily operations of NSWC PC and other various commands aboard the Naval Support Activity Panama City, as well as providing services to Military and Contract vessels at sea. The Rigger performs all essential duties and responsibilities at the direction of the site Project Manager.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Some tasking will include fabrication of slings, bridles, fabric covers, harnesses, wire rope or fiber towing eyes, etc. per blueprints in accordance with assigned engineering drawing tolerances.

  • This functional area includes direct support in performing fabricating services with execution of a task typically as follows: gather required materials, lay out parts, determine what equipment is necessary to complete the task, cut materials to required size, prep materials, fit components, assemble components to required final dimensions, and visually inspect finished parts to ensure standards and tolerances are met.

  • Incumbent is tasked with mooring test barges, deployment and recovery of inert mine fields and/or underwater cables, and support of NAVAIR testing as required for NSWC PC project support.

  • Tasking may also include load testing and certification of Weight Handling Equipment (WHE) and lifting hardware.

  • Assembles rigging to lift and move equipment or material in manufacturing plant or shipyard, selects cables, ropes, pulleys, winches, blocks, and sheaves, according to weight and size of load to be moved, attaches pulley and blocks to fixed overhead structures, such as beams, ceilings, and gin pole booms, with bolts and clamps, attaches load with grappling devices, such as loops, wires, ropes and chains, to crane hook, gives directions to Bridge-or-Gantry-Crane Operator or Hoisting Engineer engaged in hoisting and moving loads to insure safety of workers and material handled, using hand signals, loudspeaker, or telephone.

  • The Rigger also sets up, braces, and rigs hoisting equipment, using hand tools and power wrenches, splices rope and wire cables to make or repair slings and tackle, and may direct workers engaged in hoisting machinery and equipment into ships.

  • Moving office furniture and equipment is to be included as possible tasking.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Overtime will be required on a regular basis.

  • 30-40% travel may be required.


Minimum Qualification:

  • High School diploma.

  • 5 years related experience.

  • Must be a US Citizen that possess and be able to maintain a SECRET security clearance.

  • Must be able to obtain Navy CAT III Crane course Certification.

  • Must be able to obtain Forklift Operator Certification.

  • Experience at the WG 5210-10 journeyman level.

  • Desirable CDL Qualification.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • Requires work aboard vessels at sea. Some occasional lifting and moving of office equipment, furniture and supplies may be required.

  • Some lifting up to 75 pounds required.

  • Nature of job also requires considerable walking as well as exposure to electricity and electronic equipment.

Job: Transportation, Logistics & Cargo Handlers

Travel: None

Organization: ASE - Akima Systems Engineering

Clearance: Able to Obtain Secret

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-11522