12 hours
2018-04-232018-05-22

RIGGER

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.
Newport News, VA
  • Job Code
    2649539
Company Huntington Ingalls Industries

Job Title RIGGER

Jobid 2649539

Location: Newport News, VA, 23606, USA

Description **22926BR**

**Job Title:**



RIGGER



**Department/Cost Center:**



X36: Waterfront Support



**External Job Description:**



Riggers provide the kinetic energy of the shipbuilding business. They operate the vast majority of cranes throughout the shipyard in addition to a wide assortment of forklifts with various capacities. Riggers are also responsible for operation of the shipyard’s tug boats – moving ships between dry docks and piers, and mooring ships while at the piers and outfitting berths.



Riggers handle every component of a ship - from pipes and valves, to pumps, motors and electronic equipment, to the largest machinery and structural components – riggers are able to lift, manipulate, and set them into place. To accomplish this, riggers must be able to calculate the weight and center of gravity of the item being handled, determine the capacity of the lift points, and calculate the angle imposed on the handling gear in order to select the most appropriate gear for the task at hand.



Riggers erect, maintain, and dismantle various types of scaffolding throughout the shipyard. Each type is selected to best suit the physical location and intended use, to provide a safe working platform for personnel where none existed.



The Rigger’s Department is also responsible for purchasing, maintaining, and issuing the myriad assortment of tools used in the shipbuilding business. This section of the department also installs and maintains various types of ventilation equipment onboard ships to prevent dangerous atmospheres from developing.



**Auto req ID:**



22926BR



**Marketing Title:**



Rigger (Entry Level)



**Basic Qualifications:**



Must be available to work all shifts as business needs dictate.



**Entity:**



NN SHIPBUILDING (0265)



**Schedule:**



Full-time



**Clearance Type:**



None



**Shift:**



Multiple



**Travel:**



No



**Company Statement:**



Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear and Environmental, and Oil and Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.



**Relocation Assistance:**



No relocation assistance available



**Minimum Education:**



None



**Location:**



Newport News-Virginia-United States



**US Citizenship Required for this Position:**



Yes



**EEO Statement:**



Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled Welcome. U.S. citizenship required for most positions.



**Preferred Qualifications:**



High school graduate or equivalent preferred.

Prior Rigging experience is a plus.



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