Rigger – Kingsport, TN

@Thompson Construction Group, Inc. posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description

Since its foundation in 1986, Thompson Construction Group, Inc. has grown from a small, local company into one of the largest privately held companies based in South Carolina. Our diverse services portfolio includes capital projects, power services, maintenance services, disaster recovery, hydro consulting and commercial construction. We believe in investing in our employees to help them reach their professional goals, as well as their personal goals. Thompson promotes a work environment that fosters learning, leadership, and development along with a safety culture that never waivers. Thompson is headquartered in Sumter, South Carolina with offices spanning the United States, primarily southeast and central United States.
Position Description
Assemble rigging to lift and move equipment or material on construction project in a safe and timely manner with the highest quality possible.
Job Responsibilities

Select cables, ropes, pulleys, winches, blocks, and sheaves, according to weight and size of load to be moved.
Position material prior to lift and determine weight of object.
Select proper rigging for the job such as cables, straps or chains and ensures they have been inspected and are in good working condition.
Attach pulley and blocks to fixed overhead structures, such as beams, ceiling, and gin pole booms, with bolts and clamps.
Attach load with grappling devices, such as loops, wires, ropes, and chains to crane hook.
Give directions to crane operator or hoisting engineer engaged in hoisting and moving loads to ensure safety of workers and material hoisting equipment, using hand signals, loud speaker, two-way radio or telephone.
Set up, brace and rig hoisting equipment using hand tools and power tools.
Work with erection team to complete the assigned tasks.
Ability to tie various knots.
Assemble and disassemble cranes.
Clean, maintain tools and inspect all equipment used in Rigging.
Responsible for observing and complying with all safety and project rules.
Ability to interpret an Engineer s rigging plan
Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

A minimum of 3 years of experience in the field.
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must be able to lift 50 pounds, climb, bend, twist, stand and reach repetitively
Work in hot/cold/damp/cramped environments
40 or more hours per week with possible weekend work
Must be able to work up to 200 feet
Background check and drug screen based on job location/requirements


We strive to provide a competitive compensation and benefits package. This includes but is not limited to medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), wellness programs and career development.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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