Ocean Career: Metamorphosis Group Marine Technician

Do you want to be part of U.S. Navy Research and Development offshore on research vessels and ashore in fabrication and test lab facilities? Support underwater electromagnetic testing?

TMG has an exciting opportunity for a full time Rigger to support the Navy in Fort Lauderdale, FL at NAVSEA’s South Florida Ocean Measurement Research, Development, Testing, & Evaluation facility. The Rigger supports underwater test equipment construction and maintenance, associated underwater and shore side assets, marine vehicles, small craft, equipment maintenance and operations. Preventative and environmental corrosion maintenance is primary duty.

Location: Fort Lauderdale (Dania Beach), FL


  • 1 year of similar work-related experience in a yacht company, Marina, or waterfront environment.
  • Machine shop industrial skills a plus.
  • Small craft maintenance experience is a plus.
  • USCG 6-pak captain’s license is a plus, or we can assist getting licensed.
  • Must be fit and have ability to work in technical spaces on board vessels.
  • We are looking for self-motivated candidates who have the drive and motivation to complete single or multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Hands on is a must.

Education: High school/vocational school diploma or GED certificate.

General Duties:

Assembles rigging to lift and move equipment or material in manufacturing and shipyard environment. Working with cables, ropes, pulleys, winches, blocks, and sheaves, according to weight and size of load to be moved. Attaches load with grappling devices, such as loops, wires, ropes, and chains to crane hook. Gives directions to Bridge-or-Gantry-Crane Operator or Hoisting Engineer engaged in hoisting and moving loads to ensure safety of workers and material handled, using hand signals, loudspeaker, 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 machinery and equipment into ships. Operates fork flit, manlift, and machine shop tools. Meets all OSHA safety requirements for industrial shipyard work environment.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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