Requisition Number

ZACHRY is currently seeking an experienced Industrial Journeyman Rigger 1 for new construction work.

Position Summary

Riggers will be responsible for the lifting and movement of heavy equipment and materials. They will inspect all applicable rigging. Plan for lifts using the weight of the load, lifting capacity of equipment, and other relative information needed to plan safely any heavy load movement. Attach load using slings, chains, cables, hooks, shackles, and other related equipment. They will be responsible for signaling to the operator during lift with instructions.

Qualification Highlights

  • Must have 4+ years’ experience as a Journeyman Rigger
  • Must possess all Knowledge Skills and Abilities for positions  
  • Must have or be able to complete successfully the NCCER Rigging assessment.
  • Must be able to meet all physical requirements.
  • Must be able to work at heights in excess of 300 ft.
  • Must have all required tools.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Position Responsibilities

  • Act as safety observer on equipment lifts.
  • Inspect all rigging equipment.
  • Plan or assist in the planning of lifts.
  • Attach loads using slings, chains, shackles, hooks, cables, and other rigging equipment.
  • Tie rope around load for use of guiding during lifting and positioning.
  • Signal Equipment operator during lifts for directional or placement instructions.
  • Guides load during lift and positioning.
  • Climb structures to guide and position load.
  • Assist in connecting or stabilizing of load prior to detaching load from equipment.
  • Detach loads and remove rigging equipment.
  • Place and remove outrigger pads from Cranes and other heavy equipment.


Required Qualifications

  • Must have specific knowledge of rigging equipment and their capacities.
  • Must have knowledge of required tools and their proper use.
  • Must be a team player and have effective communication skill in dealing with co-workers and any other work related contacts.
  • Must have basic knowledge of the construction processes involved in heavy industrial construction.
  • Must be able to use problem-solving skills and critical thinking to resolve and identify issues, including safety risks.
  • Must know proper hand signals to communicate with equipment operator.
  • Must have knowledge regarding lift planning including but not limited to the equipment to use, load capacities of equipment and lifting equipment.
  • Must hold an NCCER or NCCCO certification for Rigging (or have previous Zachry ETS Signal Person Training)
  • Must have basic transportation knowledge in regards to moving equipment and loads from one location to another.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic required planning for a lift.
  • Must be willing to follow all company directives and safety procedures.
  • Must be able to work at heights.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Preferred Additional Qualification

  • Current Zachry or Zachry ROF’ed employee.
  • Former experience working with Zachry Industrial, Inc.
  • Experience working as an Industrial Ironworker.

Reports to Position

This position does not have any direct reports; however the position will work closely with and oversee on the occasion of helper and labor positions. The position will hold a positional and expertise authority of the helper and laborer positions.

Required Tools: list to be provided

Physical Requirements

  • Employee will be required to adhere to large amounts of standing, walking, bending, squatting, sitting and lifting. 
  • Will talk and hear to communicate. 
  • Will use arms and hands to signal, grab, hold, turn, push, and pull:  objects, materials, controls and tools. 
  • May be required to pick up, lift, carry and move up to 50lbs. 
  • Will work at heights, climb ladders and stairways, and may occasionally work off of platforms/scaffolding using the appropriate fall protection requirements.
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions (including heat, rain, cold and wind) while wearing appropriate PPE.
  • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to: hard hat, safety glasses/spoggles, ear plugs, masks/respirators, hi-vis safety vests, leather gloves and leather steel-toed work boots. 

ZACHRY is dedicated to providing a Safe and Drug-Free work environment and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full and ongoing compliance with and adherence to all vaccination requirements, as may be established by the company from time to time or by or for a particular job site.

Posted at: 2022-07-15 14:01:07

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