Company: Wood
Skills: Rigging / Scaffolding
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Freeport, Texas, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Rigger with extensive experience in the oil and gas petrochemical industry. The employee must have knowledge, skills, and ability to use various rigging hardware in association with a hoisting device to relocate, raise and lower parts, materials, or other equipment.

  • Accurately interpret and apply information from work orders, job orders, specifications, blueprints or drawings
  • Identify, recognize and demonstrate safe usage of hand tools and power tools appropriate for the job
  • Recognize various materials used in the craft and demonstrate a working knowledge of appropriate material handling techniques
  • Select and safely use appropriate equipment which may include (but not limited to) manlifts, forklifts, and company trucks
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in safe rigging practices
  • Identify, explain and perform crane signals
  • Identify functions, operating characteristics and limitations or various pieces of heavy equipment
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate hoisting problems to appropriate personnel
  • Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate procedures required when performing lifts near power lines
  • Demonstrate ability to assure adequate site preparation for cranes
  • Demonstrate ability to consistently obtain correct load weight and load placement information prior to performing any lifts
  • Demonstrate ability to determine the number of parts of hoist line required
  • Demonstrate ability to assemble, set up, and rig a crane properly
  • Demonstrate ability to safely move a crane from one location to another
  • Demonstrate appropriate procedures in shutting down and securing cranes when they are unattended
  • Demonstrate ability to read an understand sling and shackle charts
  • Demonstrate ability to inspect all equipment used in the lifting process including slings, cables, shackles, chains, pins, safety catches, etc
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills for hand rigging procedures
  • Select gear such as cables, pulleys, and winches, according to load weights and sizes, facilities, and work schedules
  • Attach loads to rigging to provide support or prepare them for moving, using hand and power tools
  • Tilt, dip, and turn suspended loads to maneuver over, under, and/or around obstacles, using multi-point suspension techniques
  • Control movement of heavy equipment through narrow openings or confined spaces, using chain falls, gin poles, gallows frames, and other equipment
  • Test rigging to ensure safety and reliability
  • Signal or verbally direct workers engaged in hoisting and moving loads, in order to ensure safety of workers and materials

Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems
  • The employee must be able to use standard and/or metric rule to measure
  • Demonstrate ability to use whole numbers, fractions and decimals to add, subtract, multiply and divide and be able to accurately follow instructions
  • Demonstrate ability to plan and schedule work sequences
  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance

  • Follow the rules of safe conduct at all times
  • Must possess a minimum reasoning ability usually associated with this type of work
  • Employee must be able to solve practical problems which deal with a variety of variables in situations where standardization exists. The problems that the employee will confront will be related to the job area and will be confined to the nature of the work experience or training that is available
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem
  • Visualization - The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions
  • Multi-limb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects
  • Depth Perception - The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object

Required Experience

Years of Craft Experience

1- 2 Yr. Journeyman Exp

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


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