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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Rigger/Multiple Equipment Operator in Portland, Oregon

Cutting-edge industrial technology meets grit, integrity and passion.

At Greenbrier, we do the hard work that matters. The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of freight rail and marine transportation equipment and services, powering the movement of products around the world. Greenbrier's heritage of hard work and industrial innovation is celebrated at every level of our organization.


Under the direction of the area foreman, assemble rigging to lift and move equipment and materials in the assembly and construction of railcars and marine barges.

Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are typical for this role. Other duties may be assigned to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Select cables, blocks, according to the weight and size of the load to be moved.

  • Attach loads (primarily steel) with grappling devices such as loops and chains to the crane hook.

  • Set up, brace and rig the hoisting equipment using hand tools and power wrenches.

  • Install hooks, swivels, and turnbuckles.

  • Install appropriate clamps and other supporting structures for the rigging gear.

  • Position chain falls or hoists, air pullers, clock, and tackle as directed.

  • Pull or slack off on rigging, following hand signals, to maneuver equipment in close quarters.

  • Lay keel and bilge blocks while the barge is in drydock.

  • Give directions to crane operators engaged in hoisting loads using hand signals as well as radio (if directed by the Rigger Foreman).

  • Trained in ariel manlift and fall protection

  • Use of cables, ropes, pulleys, winches, blocks, sheaves, wires, chains, crane hooks, braces, power wrenches, angle iron, steel parts, turnbuckles, jacks, pulley blocks, chain falls, rollers, assorted hand tools, as well as various other rigging equipment and devices. Whirley Overhead Crane.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The following generally describes requirements to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period to successfully perform the assigned duties.

  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment.

  • Accurate judgment and precise attention to specifications.

Experience and Education

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, physically demanding production environment.

  • One year of related experience preferred.



N (Not Applicable): Activity is not applicable to this occupation

O (Occasionally): Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0- 2.5+ hours/day)

F (Frequently): Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5: 5.5+ hours/day)

C (Constantly): Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hours/day)


Sit: O

Stand: C

Walk: F

Bend: F

Kneel/Squat: F

Crawl: N

Climb: F

Reach Forward: F

Reach Upward: F

Handling/Fingering: F

Push / Pull

12 lbs. or less: N

13- 25 lbs.: O

26 -50 lbs.: C

51-125 lbs.: O

Lift / Carry

1-11: C

11-20 lbs.: C

21-50 lbs.: F

50-75lbs.: O (with assistance)

76 -100: O (with assistance)

Working Conditions

  • Work overtime as required (varies, may require some weekend days)

  • Work around traffic and heavy manufacturing equipment

  • Work at heights on scaffolding and ladders, in dim-lit areas, on slippery or uneven surfaces

  • Exposure to heat, cold, noise, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, toxic chemicals, and inclement weather conditions

Safety Equipment Required

  • Hardhat

  • Eye protection

  • Hearing protection

  • Steel Toed Shoes

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Company: Gunderson, LLC

Functional Group: Production

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