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S&B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd. Rigger Journeyman/Freeport, TX in Houston, Texas

Performs rigging activities for setting up cranes and for hoisting equipment and materials on construction projects.




All first-class Craftsmen shall exhibit the competency of the "Contren Learning Series" through Level IV and meet the relative S&B job description for their specified craft.


Minimum of four (4) years industry related experience with a minimum one (1) year in craft. Must be able to perform work within precise limits or standards of accuracy, make decisions based on measured criteria, read and understand drawings and specifications, visualize objects in three dimensions from flat drawings read, understand, and communicate safety instructions, signs and labels, be able to follow and communicate instructions, both verbally and written, and pass a craft-specific test.

Must be a US Citizen and pass a Federal Government Security Clearance.


  • Selects cables, ropes, pulleys, winches, blocks and sheaves according to weight and size of load to be moved.

  • Attaches pulley and blocks to fixed overhead structures such as beams, ceilings and gin-pole booms with bolts and clamps.

  • Attaches loads by means of grappling devices, such as slings, loops, wires, ropes and chains to crane hook.

  • Gives directions to Crane Operator engaged in hoisting and moving loads to ensure safety of workers and material handled using hand signals, loudspeaker, radio or telephone.

  • Sets up braces and rigs hoisting equipment using hand tools and power wrenches.

  • Splices rope and wire cables to make or repair slings and tackle.

  • May direct workers engaged in hoisting of equipment and materials.

The above description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job. The description shall not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental or similar duties which may be required from day to day.


Ability to effectively verbally communicate directions from craft supervisors and respond to questions from clients, managers and fellow workers.


Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.


Normal work environment will be construction sites within operating plants. This will require exposure to outdoor weather conditions, loud noise, working near moving mechanical parts, electrical energy, construction equipment, vibration, fumes, chemicals and airborne particles.


All project employees may be required to serve as members of the Safety Committee.

Housekeeping is done by all crafts in all areas of the projects.

There is cross training in the helper groups during the course of the project. Employees in one craft may be cross trained so they can continue working in a different craft as the project continues to progress. Example carpenters to electrical helpers/ pipe helpers, Iron workers to millwrights, etc.


Must work easily and skillfully with hands, lift and carry objects weighing up to 40 pounds, see well (either normally or with correction), hear well (either naturally or with correction) in order to recognize safety alarms and signals and the various sounds of danger associated with construction or maintenance projects, climb and maintain balance on high ladders and scaffolds, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl, manuever in tight working quarters; and work outdoors in extreme weather conditions associated with refinery, chemical, or petrochemical facilities. Must be medically cleared for respirator usage. Must be able to wear properly fitting respirators.

  • Must Constantly wear fall protection equipment, about 5 lbs., when leaving the ground to work in any area.

  • A person’s weight and tools/equipment including clothing must comply with manufacturer’s specifications and/or restrictions related to use of ladders and/or fall protection equipment.

  • Must be able to climb various heights.

  • Project Manager must approve all variances based on availability of work not requiring fall protection equipment.

Physical Demands are a way of describing the physical activities that a job requires. Care was exercised in evaluating the strength categories, particularly in evaluating the force and physical effort a person must exert. All activities are expressed according to the following:

RIGGER is considered HEAVY WORK.

Limits of Weights Lifted / Carried or Force Exerted









Very Heavy

    • 10
    • 20

20 – 40

50 – 100

100 +


    • 20

10 –25

25 – 40

50 +



    • 10

10 – 20

20 +

  • = Negligible weight; N/A = Not Applicable

Note: All weight is based on random samples and is not intended to be inclusive in all possible weights.

HSE-02-C9999-3008 prohibits manual lifting over 40lbs without assistance.

Frequency categories are defined as follows:

Rarely 0 to 1% of the timeOccasionally 1 to 33% of the timeFrequently 34 to 66% of the time

Constantly 67 to 100% of the time

Walking - Frequently

Move about on foot.

Standing - Frequently

Remaining on one's feet in an upright position at a work station without moving about.

Sitting - Rarely

Remaining in the normal seated position.

Pushing - Occasionally

Exert force upon an object so the object moves away from the force.

Pulling - Frequently

Exert force upon an object so the object moves towards the force.

Climbing - Frequently

To ascend or descend ladders or scaffolds, stairs, poles or incline surfaces.

Balancing - Constantly

Maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, and crouching.

Stooping - Occasionally

Bending the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist.

Kneeling - Occasionally

Bending the legs at the knees to come to a rest on the knee or knees.

Crouching - Constantly

Bending the body downward and forward by bending legs and spine frequently.

Crawling - Occasionally

Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.

Reaching - Frequently

Extending the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

Handling - Constantly

Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands (fingering not involved).

Fingering - Frequently

Picking, pinching or otherwise working with the fingers primarily rather than with the whole hand or arm in handling.

Feeling - Rarely

Perceive attributes and objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by means of receptors and skin, particularly those on fingertips.

Talking – Occasionally

Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.

Hearing - Occasionally

Perceiving the nature of sounds by the air.

Tasting/Smelling - Occasionally

Distinguishing degree of accuracy, differences or similarities in intensity or quality of flavor and/or odors using tongue and/or nose.

Near Acuity - Frequently

Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less.

Far Acuity – Constantly

Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more.

Depth Perception - Constantly

Three-dimensional vision.

Accommodation - Frequently

Adjustment of lens of eye to bring an object into sharp focus.

Color Vision – Frequently

Ability to identify and distinguish colors.

Field of Vision – Constantly

Observe an area that can be seen up and down or right to left when eyes are fixed on a given point.


The above Job Description has been developed based upon the guidelines as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Essential functions, tasks and activities were defined through onsite analysis and confirmation from the employer. This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that would be required of positions that would be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of a supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his or her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing the duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not to mention that are similar in kind or level of difficulty.

Posting Title/Job Location: Rigger Journeyman/Freeport, TX

ID: 11005

External Company Name: S & B Infrastructure, Ltd.

External Company URL:

Post End Date: 03/31/2023