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Working As A Rigger

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Make Decisions

  • $37,400

    Average Salary

What Does A Rigger Do At CB&I

* Selects cables, ropes, pulleys, winches, blocks and sheaves according to weight and size of load to be moved.
* Attaches loads by means of grappling devices, such as slings, loops, wires, ropes and chains to crane hook.
* Gives directions to crane operator engaged in hoisting and moving loads to ensure safety of workers and material handled using hand signals, loudspeaker, radio 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 of equipment and materials

What Does A Rigger Do At Mei Rigging & Crating LLC

Signal or verbally direct workers engaged in hoisting and moving loads, in order to ensure safety of workers and materials Test rigging to ensure safety and reliability Attach loads to rigging to provide support or prepare them for moving, using hand and power tools Select gear such as cables, pulleys, and winches, according to load weights and sizes, facilities, and work schedules Control movement of heavy equipment through narrow openings or confined spaces, using chain falls, gin poles, gallows frames, and other equipment Tilt, dip, and turn suspended loads to maneuver over, under, and/or around obstacles, using multi-point suspension techniques Install ground rigging for yarding lines, attaching chokers to logs and then to the lines Align, level, and anchor machinery Fabricate, set up, and repair rigging, supporting structures, hoists, and pulling gear, using hand and power tools Manipulate rigging lines, hoists, and pulling gear to move or support materials such as heavy equipment, ships, or theatrical sets Attach pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures such as beams, ceilings, and gin pole booms, using bolts and clamps Dismantle and store rigging equipment after use Operating vehicles, mechanized devices, or equipment - running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts and passenger vehicles Minimum Qualifications (Experience

What Does A Rigger Do At Freeman

* Hangs chain hoist or dead hangs to points in area hotels and insure attachments to Encore Event Technologies / 3rd party production elements are done within Encore Event Technologies and PLASA standards.
* The riggers will also circuit motor distro’s and run motor feeder
* Riggers will be responsible for all overhead safety during load in, load out and show calls and will notify supervisor of any and all safety concerns
* Inspects all truss, bolts, speaker hard ware and set pieces before being flown to trim
* Will Interfaces with Encore Event Technologies and 3rd party technical directors / producers along with in house personnel to confirm load in order and to identify any obstacles that may prevent a safe and orderly load in / load out
* Inspects gear while being installed or struck and notify supervisor known of any maintenance needs

What Does A Rigger Do At Spacex

* Safely rig with round/flat slings and protectors, then lift flight hardware into and from manufacturing machines.
* Safely rig with flat/round slings flight hardware components for delivery from machine, non-destructive test and drilling workshops.
* Safely rig with flat/round slings and lift large tooling jigs and fixtures into position and onto flight hardware.
* Install tooling onto flight hardware barrel sections, safely rig with round slings, lift and breakover barrel sections from vertical to horizontal to load into circumferential stir welding machine.
* Safely rig with designed tooling and round slings to lift complete rocket stages from integration carts onto transportation trailer or dolly.
* Safely rig with round/flat slings flight hardware and lift using 6
* k forklift for delivery within Space X workshops.
* Operate air bearing carts to move flight hardware from station to station within the Falcon 9 Production area

What Does A Rigger Do At Bass Pro Shops

* Support a strong commitment to world class customer service and ensures a pleasant and productive shopping experience for all customers.
* Rig boat package per factory specifications.
* Rig boat package as specified on work orders.
* Notify Service Manager when rigging of specified unit received from manufacturer is not acceptable.
* Work in an efficient manner to maintain service schedules.
* Prepare loose motors or trailers for delivery to customer.
* Test each unit for proper and safe operation using established marine service procedures.
* Notify Service Manager if unit has problems that need additional work.
* Follow work order procedures for requesting and obtaining parts, performing labor and completing paperwork.
* Follow work order procedures when requesting parts or performing labor not listed on work order.
* Compile warranty packages per outlined process for every unit.
* Properly complete rigging checklist and assist with inspection process for each unit.
* Install optional equipment and/or accessories as per customer’s request.
* Notify Service Manager when customer’s request may not be possible or may cause a safety issue.
* Maintain a clean and professional work area.
* Follow all Company Policies and Procedures.
* Perform other duties, assignments and responsibilities as needed

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Average Length of Employment
High Rigger 5.8 years
Theatrical Rigger 5.6 years
Yacht Rigger 3.8 years
Structural Rigger 3.8 years
Oil Rigger 3.2 years
Wire Rigger 2.8 years
Outside Rigger 2.3 years
Crane Rigger 2.0 years
Heavy Lift Rigger 2.0 years
Rigger 2.0 years
Hand Rigger 1.9 years
Rigger Apprentice 1.9 years
Bridge Rigger 1.8 years
Rigger Helper 1.6 years
Machinery Rigger 1.1 years
Top Employers Before
Iron Worker 13.7%
Foreman 11.7%
Welder 7.7%
Operator 4.8%
Roustabout 4.7%
Millwright 4.7%
Technician 3.9%
Deckhand 3.7%
Carpenter 3.1%
Helper 3.0%
Supervisor 2.9%
Top Employers After
Foreman 10.8%
Iron Worker 10.8%
Welder 7.5%
Operator 6.1%
Technician 4.7%
Millwright 4.7%
Driver 3.9%
Deckhand 3.2%
Carpenter 3.0%
Journeyman 2.7%

Rigger Demographics

Gender

Male

92.8%

Female

5.8%

Unknown

1.3%
Ethnicity

White

79.3%

Hispanic or Latino

12.9%

Asian

6.1%

Unknown

1.2%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

62.9%

Carrier

8.6%

French

5.7%

Portuguese

2.9%

Tagalog

2.9%

German

2.9%

Norwegian

2.9%

Choctaw

2.9%

Russian

2.9%

Polish

2.9%

Tongan

2.9%
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Rigger Education

Schools

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

9.4%

Nicholls State University

8.8%

Full Sail University

7.5%

Delgado Community College

6.3%

South Central Louisiana Technical College

5.6%

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

5.6%

A-Technical College

5.6%

Grambling State University

5.0%

Southeastern Louisiana University

5.0%

Del Mar College

4.4%

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

4.4%

University of Phoenix

4.4%

Savannah College of Art and Design

3.8%

Lamar University

3.8%

Pearl River Community College

3.8%

Tidewater Community College

3.8%

Mississippi State University

3.8%

ECPI University

3.1%

Trident Technical College

3.1%

Tulsa Welding School

3.1%
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Majors

Business

17.8%

Precision Metal Working

13.3%

General Studies

8.9%

Criminal Justice

8.9%

Automotive Technology

5.0%

Electrical Engineering

4.9%

Computer Science

4.5%

Drafting And Design

3.7%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.4%

Industrial Technology

3.2%

Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies

3.2%

Education

2.9%

Engineering

2.9%

Construction Management

2.9%

Heating And Air Conditioning

2.7%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.5%

Animation

2.5%

Management

2.3%

Communication

2.3%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.3%
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Degrees

Other

51.5%

Bachelors

18.7%

Associate

13.3%

Certificate

9.8%

Masters

3.2%

Diploma

2.9%

License

0.4%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Real Rigger Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Lead CG Rigger Blur Studio, Inc. Culver City, CA Jan 16, 2015 $111,030
Lead CG Rigger Blur Studio, Inc. Culver City, CA Aug 01, 2014 $111,030
Rigger Rhythm & Hues Studios, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Nov 08, 2010 $58,240
Rigger MCRS Enterprises TX May 20, 2013 $43,368

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Top Skills for A Rigger

EnsureSafetyHeavyEquipmentProperHandSignalsNarrowOpeningsGallowsFramesGINPoleBoomsOverheadStructuresWireRopeSlingsDirectWorkersJobSafetyAnalysisControlMovementDismantleStructuralSteelMembersLoadWeightsRemovalHandToolsOshaSelectSupportMaterialsIronworker/Rigger

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Top Rigger Skills

  1. Ensure Safety
  2. Heavy Equipment
  3. Proper Hand Signals
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Inspect rigging procedures to ensure safety and reliability.
  • Experience with common rigging heavy equipment such as Heavy Duty Chain Falls and Air falls.
  • Use proper hand signals to effectively and safely communicate to the crane operator.
  • Controlled movements of heavy equipment through narrow openings.
  • Installed beam clamps, pad eyes, gallows frames, and other supporting structures for rigging gear.

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