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Millwright Rigger

Chicopee Industrial Contractors is a premier industrial contracting firm located conveniently in Chicopee at the crossroads of central Massachusetts.    Our expertise includes rigging, millwrighting, transportation, demolition, machine/plant and facility relocation, concrete foundations, storage and warehousing.
At CIC, we don’t just sell the job; we develop relationships with our customers and provide The Permanent Solution to their temporary problem.

Chicopee Industrial Contractors, Inc (AKA CIC) is an Open Shop employing several three person team that are training and cross training in our service, safety and customer’s needs. 
Do you like to figure things out using your mechanical ability?  Do you enjoy the challenge of finding a creative solution to a mechanical problem?  If you have strong technical skills, are able to read and understand blueprints and are comfortable using a range of equipment, this job is for you. 
Rigger/Millwright’s install, repair, replace, and dismantle the machinery and heavy equipment used in many industries. Responsibilities require a wide range of skills-from blueprint reading; lifting and moving machines and items with weight from 500# to multi tons;   pouring concrete to diagnosing and solving mechanical problems. Working under the direction of a lead person.
Use of rigging and hoisting devices, such as pulleys and cables. In other cases, they require the assistance of hydraulic lift-truck or crane operators to position the machinery. Because riggers/millwrights often decide which device to use for moving machinery, they must know the load-bearing properties of ropes, cables, hoists, and cranes.
In addition to installing and dismantling machinery, many millwrights repair and maintain equipment. This includes preventive maintenance, such as lubrication and fixing or replacing worn parts.
Other duties as required within the technical knowledge and skill level of the employee.

Minimum Requirements

  •  Experience working in the industrial construction field including the operating of heavy equipment.  Working with concrete and related skills, such as carpentry, welding, and sheet-metal work. A plus.
  • Mechanical Aptitude a must
  • A high school diploma or equivalency and some vocational training or experience. Also mechanical aptitude is very important.
  • Good interpersonal and communication abilities to work as part of a team and to be able to give detailed instructions to others.
 Required Certification and Licenses – or ability to obtain within 90 days:
  • Massachusetts Hoisting License – or the ability to pass the test to obtain a license
  • OSHA Forklift Training from previous employer and ability to pass a written, verbal and  hands-on test
  • OSHA 10, 30 Certification preferred
  • CPR Certification
  • Other Safety Training as required
  • MA driver license – Class A a plus – MUST have a Clean driving Record - no DWI’s on record
  • Pre-employment physical required – must be able to pass a DOT physical – drug testing
  • Background check will be required if job is offered and accepted

Physical Demands

  •  Ability and endurance to work an 8 – 10 hour work day, five to six days per week (Steps can exceed 15,000 per day)
  • Ability to lift 50 – 75# and walk 10 – 15 ft
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle
  • Ability to concentrate and work as a member of a team to assure a safe work environment
  • Use their hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Bend or twist their body.
  • Walk or run for long periods of time.
  • It is important for riggers to be able to:
    • Use one or two hands to grasp, move, or assemble objects.
    • Make quick, precise adjustments to machine controls.
    • Move two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while remaining in place.
    • Determine the distance between objects.
    • See details of objects that are less than a few feet away.
    • See details of objects that are more than a few feet away.
    • Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired.
    • Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
    • Bend, stretch, twist, or reach out.
    • Understand the speech of another person.
    • React quickly using hands, fingers, or feet.
    • Use muscles to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects.
    • Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects.
    • Hold the arm and hand in one position or hold the hand steady while moving the arm.
Additional Skills that would benefit the applicant; CDL Class A MA Driver’s License; certified welder; heavy equipment operator
Weights of equipment and/or machinery ranges for hundred of pounds to 100+tons and larger
Sampling of Equipment used in the trade
                Forklifts – one ton – 50 ton+
                Overhead cranes
                Gantry systems
                Hydraulic jacks

Work Environment

                  Normal work day is 6:30 am – 3 pm – Monday thru Friday – overtime is often required without notice – schedules may vary and are posted daily
                  Overtime paid after 40   
                  Overnight travel may be required
                  Second and third shifts are sometime necessary – shift differential paid
                  Strict Attendance is enforced – absence from work places crews in unsafe work.  Tardiness and early out not accepted practice.