Job Description & Qualifications



  • Five years' experience at shipyards or five years experience as Boatswain Mate Second Class P. O 

  • High school graduate or equivalent 

  • Good knowledge of all rigging equipment, ability to test shipboard and yard equipment 

  • Ability to work at heights and in confined spaces and to access and move around ship safely 


  • Rigs material to lift, move and position material onto ship or to move around the yard 

  • Conveys instructions to crane operators and forklift drivers using hand signals, loud speaker or telephone 

  • Locates, loads/unloads materials and equipment on and off ship and in and out of yard 

  • Tests and installs rigging equipment, such as cargo booms, elevators, boat davits, booms and portable davits 

  • Controls movement of heavy equipment through narrow openings or confined spaces 

  • Selects cables, ropes, pulleys, winches, blocks, braces and cushions according to weight, distribution and size of load to be moved 

  • Performs other related tasks as assigned, some of which may become essential to the position 

  • Conveys instructions to crane operators and forklift drivers about where to move, lower or lift equipment 

  • Sets up tools and equipment at job site an and puts equipment away when finished 

  • Handles winches, grip hoists, pulleys, cables, ropes, mooring lines and other equipment 


About Nationwide Skilled Trades, Inc.:  

Nationwide Skilled Trades is an Equal Opportunity Employer  

Nationwide Skilled Trades is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are the driving force behind our success and reputation for providing top talent amongst skilled tradesmen and tradeswomen to the clients that we serve. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering commitment to ethics and values. 

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