BAE Systems
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Norfolk, VA, USA


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Job Description
The Rigger Shop 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 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 mechanic in the rigger shop. A 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 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 Education, Experience, & Skills
Minimum education: 4 to 7 yrs.
Minimum relevant education:
Practical Theory Requirements:
A 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.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
High School/Ged
Pay Information
This position is covered under a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), which will determine your wages.
Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life including health and financial well-being. Benefits for Union employees are governed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), so your benefits may differ from those described here. Generally, employees are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, which may include military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers 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 services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.
The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair...just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.

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What are BAE Systems Perks + Benefits

BAE Systems Benefits Overview

At BAE Systems, lives depend on us, and we depend on you. Helping you be your best—at work and at home—inspires us to deliver well-being programs and resources that allow you and your family to thrive in all areas of life.

Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
We promote flexibility through our leave policies, remote and hybrid work options, and alternative scheduling opportunities like the 9/80 schedule, which allows for every other Friday off.
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Charitable contribution matching
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
We recognize families come in many forms. As an enrolled member of our benefits, you will have access to caregiving, childcare, fertility, adoption, and surrogacy financial assistance and resources.
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services
Apprenticeship programs

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