Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation's future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department;of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for the relocation of heavy machinery/equipment by attaching rigging to move, lift and/or hoist with cranes and/or forklifts; controlling movement of heavy equipment through narrow openings or confined spaces, using chain falls, pallet jacks, vault jacks, air mats or other equipment; dismantling, inspecting and storing rigging equipment after use.
Expected to signal or verbally direct workers engaged in hoisting and moving loads, in order to ensure safety of workers and materials; use hand signals and other means to direct crane operators and help guide the objects into place; and tilt and turn suspended loads to maneuver over, under or around obstacles, using multi-point suspension techniques.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
High School or GED, or higher with courses in advanced math
A minimum of 10 years documented prior rigging experience
Must successfully pass a 40-hour rigging class
Must have knowledge of rigging tools, their capacities and their limitations, in every lifting operation from routine to complex, and the ability to assess and implement proper rigging techniques used while moving or transporting an object of substantial weight or fragile composition.
Must possess a valid Class A CDL NYS driver's license with air brake and tank (N) and hazmat (H) Endorsement and/or the ability to secure a valid Class A CDL NYS driver's license with air brake and tank (N) and hazmat (H) Endorsement within 3 months.
To be considered for a Master Rigger candidate must hold current certification as a Master Rigger or an Advanced Rigger from a nationally recognized accredited organization, such as National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operations (NCCCO), Crane Institute of America (CIC), etc.
Must meet the medical requirements of the "Job Assessment Form"
Must have a telephone and must provide the number to BNL for callout and contact purposes
Must possess written and verbal skills.
Must be capable of following written instruction procedures, work orders, and similar documents.
Must possess the writing skills to sufficiently complete work orders and other required documents
Must be able to communicate verbally with customers, fellow workers, and supervisors
Must have had a verifiable "acceptable leave record" in prior employment
Must be able to complete all the requirements of the Job Training Assessment
Environmental, Health, and Safety Considerations:
Standing, bending and lifting
Ability to do heavy lifting > 30 lbs.
Ability to do moderate lifting < 30 lbs.
Ability to work in confined spaces
Ability to climb fixed and portable ladders
Work outdoors/cold environments
Work in warm environments
Use of powered and air operated hand-tools
Operates fork trucks
Use of a respirator and other related safety equipment
Physical coordination dexterity and balance
Ability to wear proper PPE such as safety glasses, safety shoes and hearing protection
The Lab's placement policy is to select the best qualified candidate for an available position. With respect to Bargaining Unit positions, candidates are considered in the following order: (1) present benefits-eligible employees within the department/division and/or appropriate bargaining unit, with preference for those within the immediate work group; (2) present benefits-eligible employees within the Laboratory; and (3) outside applicants.
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:
Paid Parental Leave
Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.