Position Description

Rigger Improver
Company - Location Vancouver Shipyards - North Vancouver, BC - 50 Pemberton Avenue
Employment Duration Union Hourly
Posting # 4760
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Rigger Improver

Duties/ Accountabilities

  • Perform pre-operational inspections including hazard assessments, defining rigging needed and weight to prepare for rigging and hoisting.

  • Work with mobile cranes to lift, move, position, flip, turn or place equipment and materials with single or multiple hook applications.

  • Safely and effectively follow shipyard’s regulations and procedures.

  • Work with our Maintenance department to ensure routine maintenance lifts are safely conducted on all projects.

  • Represents the company, help to resolve any customer concerns in a professional manner.

  • Following all site rules and adhering to at all times.

  • Attend toolbox meetings in a constructive and contributive manner.


Education & Experience

  • 1-2 years’ experience working in a shipyard or other heavy industrial construction environment.

  • Aerial work platform ticket and fall arrest certification.

  • Forklift and telehandler (zoom boom) tickets would also be considered an asset.


Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively.

  • Ability to remain alert and maintain a high level of concentration.

  • Good interpersonal skills and customer service orientation.

  • Understands the operations and limitations of the equipment.


If you are interested send your resume directly to tradesrecruitment@seaspan.com



By applying, you agree that Seaspan may share your resume with our Union partner, Marine and Shipbuilders Union Local 506.

Note: Unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. Furthermore, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment. If you require reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will work with you to support your request.