Rigger - 2nd Class Mechanic (2nd Shift)

    • Norfolk, VA

Job Description
Position Summary:

The Rigger Shop Second Class Mechanic performs a variety of skilled mechanical duties involving deck machinery, engine room work, electronic equipment, staging work, testing, steel/pipe work, general dock, rudders, shafting, wheel work, and anchor chain work. The Second Class Mechanic operates equipment for assembly and installation; performs preventative and predictive maintenance on facility machinery; records work performed and follows specified safety policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities & Functional Knowledge:

This list is representative of the key areas of responsibility and functional knowledge required of a second class mechanic in the rigger shop. A second class mechanic must demonstrate an intermediate knowledge of the skills, functional knowledge and abilities required to perform tasks in these and related areas of responsibility.

Intermediate knowledge means that the mechanic understands how to perform tasks in these categories (including, but not limited to, the specific tasks identified below) and is able to complete them independently, without assistance. This also means that the mechanic has the necessary level of knowledge of the equipment, protective gear, and machinery required to complete these tasks. In some cases, as specified, the mechanic is expected to assist, rather than completing the task independently.

  • Anchor Chain Work
    • Make metal tags
    • Break detachable links (including baldt/kenter style links)
    • Transport - load/unload - trailers/pallets (Preferred)
    • Read a micrometer
    • Assist in counting anchor shots and tags
    • Assist in removing and reinstalling bitter ends - open/closed fo'c'sle
    • Assist in measuring chain links and detachable links including snap gauge shots
    • Ranging anchor chain on dry-dock floor / barge
    • Rotating end for end chains
    • Mark anchor chain - seizing wire, stainless bands
    • Disassemble/assemble/prepare ground tackle for blast/coat

Wheel Work (Hubs/Blades/CCP System)

  • Hook up and operate air falls
  • Install and remove blade pallet rig
  • Transport hub - trailer/boom dolly (Preferred)
  • Hookup sling/grommet- hull
  • Remove and reinstall OD box from engine room
  • Remove and reinstall control rods
  • Build/Inspect scaffolding and staging requirements

Fixed Wheel Work
  • Hook up and operate air falls
  • Perform on-site maintenance of air falls
  • Dry-Dock Related Shafting Work
    • Assist in method of removal - pad eye placement - select gear
    • Assist in shaft transporting - trailer/boom dolly
    • Remove and reinstall rope guards/fairwaters - pad eye placement
    • Remove and reinstall bearing outside
  • Shaft Alley Related Shafting Work
    • Removal of bulkhead seals
    • Remove and reinstall interference
    • Tail shaft - install slipper (as needed)
  • Rudders
    • Remove and reinstall bearings/keepers for fins
    • Build/Inspect scaffolding and staging as required
      • Bearings/keepers - remove install
    • Remove and reinstall aft steering for stocks (keepers, bearings, tiller arms, etc.)
  • Deck Machinery Work (work with cranes and cargo booms)
    • Wires - remove/reeve system/blocks
    • Booms - remove/install and proper method/gear selection for ABS quadrennial
    • Blocks - remove/reinstall [ABS quadrennial]
    • Testing - set up, [navy test] [ABS test]
    • B&A crane - remove/reeve wire ropes
    • B&A crane - boom removal [method/select gear/block/transport]
    • B&A crane - testing and set up
    • Secure boat davit arms
    • Remove/reeve wire rope/slush
    • Disassemble accommodation ladders for repairs
    • Winches (UNREP Station related, sliding pad eyes, mooring, etc.): remove/reeve wire rope system
  • Routine Engine Room Work
    • Method/gear/route walked
    • Proper lashing/rig gear applications
    • Small pumps, motors, valves [less than 24"], pipe, vent ducting, etc.
    • Install and remove flushing gear
    • Steel repairs, boiler related work, staging requirements
  • Main Engine/SSDG Overhaul Work
    • Install and remove flushing gear
    • Method/gear/route walked
    • Apply lashing/rig gear
    • Remove heads/cylinders from space
  • Electronic Equipment Inspections
    • Complete inspection procedures
    • Determine follow up required
  • Staging Work
    • Must be familiar with the staging procedure
    • Must be familiar with proper building practices for Qes/burke
    • Must be familiar with proper building practices for Wire/pipe
    • Must be familiar with proper building practices for Dry-dock
    • Must be familiar with proper building practices for Partial tank
    • Must be familiar with proper building practices for Side-shell
    • Must be familiar with proper building practices for Hanging baskets/ladder installation
    • Must be familiar with proper building practices for King-post - when presented
    • Must be familiar with proper building practices for Small mast - when presented
    • Must be familiar with proper building practices for Button-lock
  • Steel/Pipe Related Work:
    • Complete steel repair work and or piping work on various areas outside of the engine room
  • General Dock-Related Work
    • Blocking
    • Docking/undocking
    • Mooring ships
    • Gangway/platforms
    • Other various dock-related tasks
    • Must be familiar with Hook-on (ship/pier)
  • Testing
    • Required hands on exposure to be able to perform various tests
    • Gathering weights
Required Skills and Education
Minimum education: High school diploma/GED
Minimum relevant experience: 5 to 8 yrs.

Practical Theory Requirements:

A second class mechanic must demonstrate a proficient/intermediate understanding of naval vessel compartments, number systems and related vessel terminology for the CG, DDG, and LHD ships. Knowledge of job planning and executing, proper gear selection, leading other junior mechanics, helpers and handypersons with normal supervision.

Other Requirements:
  • Must be able to read, write and comprehend simple instructions
  • Must be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram form
  • Must be able to calculate and understand units of measure
  • Must be able to wear appropriate protective gear
  • Must be able to obtain government access badge

This job description does not include all activities, duties or responsibilities required for this position. The key duties, responsibilities and requirements identified in this description are subject to modification by the Company (in consultation with the Union, as appropriate) at any time.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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