Rigger/Weight Handler in Norfolk, VA at Orbis, Inc.

Date Posted: 11/28/2019

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Rigger/Weight Handler
Norfolk, VA
  • Utilize common and most typical operations of rigging on U.S. Naval Surface Ship and Submarine platforms to support installation, removal, and repositioning of machinery, structural members of ships or buildings, heavy equipment or other loads. 
  • Maneuver loads; install bracing, cushioning, prepare and attach lifting gear; and install beam clamps, and other supporting structures.
  • Estimate weights and center of gravity of loads to be moved; this process involves planning weight distribution, maneuvering the load and attaching the appropriate lifting gear which includes, but is not limited to; chain falls, shackles, chain hoists, synthetic slings, 2” flat nylon strap in single, double or triple ply, beam clamps and wire rope.  
  • Utilize complex multipoint suspension techniques to maneuver loads and move objects in confined areas.   

  • Skills: Must have knowledge and ability to use proper rigging practices, and safety factors of rigging equipment; have the ability to control the movements of various heavy or large pieces of equipment through narrow passages; and instruct helpers and workers in proper and safe rigging practices. 
  • Experience: Must shall have a minimum of four (4) years of verifiable trade experience in an industrial environment i.e., shipbuilding, ship repair or nuclear power plants, which shall include a minimum of two (2) years of work experience on U.S. Navy ships/vessels. 
  • Must, at a minimum, have High School/Vocational School diploma or GED Certificate and successfully completed a formal course of study in the assigned trade through either a community college, technical or trade school, military training, formal company training program, or an apprentice program.
  • US Citizen with a Secret Security Clearance

ORBIS offers an excellent benefits package and competitive salary in a professional atmosphere.


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