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Working As A Rigger

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Getting Information
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Repetitive

  • $40,795

    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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How To Become A Rigger

Although most plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters learn on the job through an apprenticeship, some start out by attending a technical school. Most states and localities require plumbers to be licensed.

Education

A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

Technical schools offer courses on pipe system design, safety, and tool use. They also offer welding courses that are considered necessary by some pipefitter and steamfitter apprenticeship training programs.

Training

Most plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters learn their trade through a 4- or 5-year apprenticeship. Each year, apprentices must have at least 1,700 to 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training and a minimum of 246 hours of related technical education.

In the classroom, apprentices learn safety, local plumbing codes and regulations, and blueprint reading. They also study mathematics, applied physics, and chemistry.

Apprenticeship programs are offered by unions and businesses. Although most workers enter apprenticeships directly, some start out as helpers. Some apprenticeship programs have preferred entry for veterans. To enter an apprenticeship program, a trainee must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Pass a basic math test
  • Pass substance abuse screening
  • Know how to use computers

Some plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters learn on the job through specific task-oriented training. Employers provide training that enables workers to complete a variety of tasks. The Home Builders Institute offers a pre-apprenticeship training program for eight construction trades, including plumbing.

After completing an apprenticeship program, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters are considered to be journey workers, qualifying them to perform duties on their own.

With additional technical education and several years of plumbing experience, plumbers are eligible to earn master status. Some states require a business to employ a master plumber in order to obtain a plumbing contractor’s license.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states and localities require plumbers to be licensed. Although licensing requirements vary, most states and localities require workers to have 2 to 5 years of experience and to pass an exam that shows their knowledge of the trade and of local plumbing codes before they are permitted to work independently.

A few states require pipefitters to be licensed. Several states require a special license to work on gas lines. Obtaining a license requires taking a test, gaining experience through work, or both. For more information, check with your state’s licensing board.

Important Qualities

Business skills. Plumbers who own their own business must be able to direct workers, bid on jobs, and plan work schedules.

Customer-service skills. Plumbers work with customers on a regular basis, so they should be polite and courteous.

Mechanical skills. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters use a variety of tools to assemble and repair pipe systems. Choosing the right tool and successfully installing, repairing, or maintaining a system is crucial to their work.

Physical strength. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters must be strong enough to lift and move heavy pipe.

Troubleshooting skills. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters find, diagnose, and repair problems. For example, pipefitters must be able to perform pressure tests to pinpoint the location of a leak.

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Top Skills for A 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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