MaintenanceRigger

Riggers assemble rigging to lift and move heavy equipment or materials.

Rigger

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Are you perfectly comfortable maneuvering large vehicles? Do you like spending time around forklifts and trucks? As a Rigger, you’ll spend your days attaching loads to rigging to provide support to move them.

To begin, you'll select gear such as cables, pulleys, and winches, according to load weights, sizes and work schedules. Next, you'll control the movement of heavy equipment through narrow openings or confined spaces, using large, sophisticated equipment. You'll tilt, dip, and turn suspended loads to maneuver around obstacles. When this part of the project is complete and the materials and equipment has been placed, you'll break down and store rigging equipment after use.

Other important parts of this job involve installing ground rigging for aligning, leveling, and anchoring machinery. You'll construct, set up, and repair rigging, hoists, and pulling gear, using hand and power tools. With your expertise, you'll be able to move or support materials such as heavy equipment. And you'll attach pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures such as beams and ceilings using bolts and clamps.

Much of this work is done by operating vehicles such as forklifts and passenger vehicles. This is a great way to break into this exciting industry.

Critical Skills

  • Calculate Dimension/Tolerance
  • Comprehend and Follow Oral Instructions
  • Equipment Selection
  • Inspect Equipment
  • Install and Dismantle Equipment
  • Mechanical Tools, Equipment, and Systems
  • Operate Machines
  • Precise Hand/Eye Coordination
  • Safety Regulations and Procedures

Key Responsibilities

  • Select cables, ropes, pullup, winches, blocks and sheaves according to weight and size of load to be moved
  • Attach pullup and blocks to fixed overhead structures, such as beams, ceilings and gin pole boom with bolts and clamps
  • Attach load with grappling devices, such as loops, wire rope and chains to crane hook
  • Give direction to operator engaged in hoisting and moving loads to ensure safety of workers and material handled
  • Set up, brace and rig hoisting equipment using hand tools and power wrenches
  • Responsible for observing and monitoring others observance of all safety rules

Specific job titles and duties vary by employer so check for details.

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Salary: $15-25/hour


My Interests
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Having Independence

Managing People

Teaching

Improving Processes

Learning & Growing

Working with Data

Physical Activity

Writing Reports and Documentation

Caring for the Environment

Managing Things

Quiet Work Place

Avoiding Risk

Avoiding Stress

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Required Education

High School Diploma or GED

Preferred Education

NCCER advanced rigging and/or equivalent certification


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