Rigger - 3rd Class Mechanic (2nd Shift)

in Norfolk, VA

Rigger - 3rd Class Mechanic (2nd Shift) Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    61681BR

  • Job Location

    Norfolk, VA 23523-1032, US

  • Job Category

    Manufacturing & Maintenance

  • Job Type

    Full-Time

  • Clearance Level

    None

  • Career Level

    Experienced

  • Travel

    <10%

Job Description Position Summary:

The Rigger Shop Third 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 Third 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 third class mechanic in the rigger shop. A third class mechanic must demonstrate a developing knowledge of the skills, functional knowledge and abilities required to perform tasks in these and related areas of responsibility.

Developing 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 with minimal 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 third class 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
  • Wheel Work (Hubs/Blades/CCP System)
    • Hook up and operate air falls
    • Install and remove blade pallet rig
    • Transport hub – trailer/boom dolly (Preferred)
    • Assist in proper sling/grommet hook up – hull
  • Dry-Dock Related Shafting Work
    • Assist in method of removal - pad eye placement – select gear
    • Assist in shaft transporting – trailer/boom dolly
  • Shaft Alley Related Shafting Work
    • Removal of bulkhead seals
  • Deck Machinery Work (work with cranes and cargo booms)
    • Wires – Assist with removing/reeve system/blocks
    • Booms – Assist with removing /install and proper method/gear selection for ABS quadrennial
    • Blocks – Assist with removing /reinstall [ABS quadrennial]
    • Testing – Assist with setting up, [navy test] [ABS test]
    • B&A crane – Assist with removing /reeve wire ropes
    • B&A crane – Assist with boom removal [method/select gear/block/transport]
    • B&A Crane – Assist with testing and set up
  • 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
  • Main Engine/SSDG Overhaul Work
    • Install and remove flushing gear
  • 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 the QES/Burke
  • 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)

Required Skills and Education Minimum education: 4 to 7 yrs.
Minimum relevant education:

Practical Theory Requirements:

A third class mechanic must demonstrate a developing 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 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 a 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

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
    Military Leave +-

    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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