Artisan: Rigger

Swakop Uranium

Erongo Region, Namibia


Sep 7

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:To effectively perform technical skilled rigging tasks in accordance with set standards to achieve optimum safety when lifting, moving heavy loads, maintaining and repairing lifting equipment / machinery and structures. Key Performance Areas:Perform skilled technical work within the parameters of the trade (i.e. rigging of structures, equipment / machinery) in accordance with set standards, procedures and specifications, in area of responsibility.Examine objects to be moved, estimate the size, shape and weight of load and selects / decides on the type of correct lifting equipment necessary to move them.Manipulate rigging lines, hoists and pulling gear to move or support materials such as heavy equipment.Tilt, dip and turn suspended loads to maneuver over, under, and/or around obstacles, using multi-point suspension techniques.Fabricate, set up and repair rigging, supporting structures, hoists and pulling gear, using hand and power tools.Position / install cranes and mobile crane booms, and increases the height of tower cranes.Splice ropes and cables to make slings and tackle to laid down standards.Test rigging to ensure safety and reliability.Position temporary lifting devices if required, and installs cables, pulleys and other tackle.Ensure adequate care and correct use of tools in the section, and maintain workshop equipment where necessary.Ensure that the Engineering Foreman (Cranes) is kept informed of all work performed in the section by reporting on work orders/requests, possible causes, estimated life span of components/ parts, spares used, time taken and recommendations to improve efficiency.Inspect, maintain and service lifting equipment (e.g. pull lifts, chain block, etc.).Plan for an adequate supply of materials, spares and components for use in the section, to minimize delays.Enforce compliance to Company job safety and good housekeeping standards/practices at all times.Implement and control environmental management system procedures for exploration, construction and operations based on international standards.

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Swakop Uranium

Swakop Uranium started development of the mine in February 2013.