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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

  • $62,130

    Average Salary

What Does A Rigger Do At Freeman

* Studies production schedules and estimates worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment, and reports any and all findings to the Rigging Supervisor.
* Interprets specifications, blueprints, and job orders to workers, and assigns duties, and supervises and dispatches all work performed to ensure quality and safety; interprets company policies to workers.
* Suggests changes in working conditions, and use of equipment to increase efficiency of department, or crew.
* Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.
* Manages I
* A.T
* S.E. rigging crews throughout entire crew calls, and communicates job site concerns to the Rigging Supervisor, and Union Steward immediately.
* Maintains time and production records.
* Submits proper paperwork that is pertinent to billing, estimates, requisitions, and inspects materials.
* Designates the loading and unloading area with the best possible security.
* Works with Rigging Supervisor to prepare labor requirements for set.
* Prepares and/or reviews the equipment pull list.
* Sets up, braces, and rigs hoisting equipment, and splices rope and wire cables to make or repair slings and tackle.
* Selects cables, ropes, pulleys, winches, blocks, and sheaves, according to weight and size of load to be moved.
* Attaches pulley and blocks to fixed overhead structures such as beams, ceilings, and gin pole booms with bolts and clamps, and attaches load with grappling devices such as loops, wires, ropes, and chains to crane hook.
* Provides directions to Overhead Crane Operator or Hoisting Engineer engaged in hoisting and moving loads to ensure safety of workers and material handled.
* Ensures that all equipment is returned, and broken or damaged equipment is tagged for repair.
* Travels within the Las Vegas area as required to meet business needs

What Does A Rigger Do At USM, An Emcor Company

* Reads blueprint and schematic drawings to determine work procedures.
* Select cables, ropes, pulleys, winches, blocks, and sheaves, according to weight and size of load to be moved.
* Attach pulley and blocks to fixed overhead structures, such as beams, ceilings, and gin pole booms with bolts and clamps.
* Attach load with grappling devices, such as loops, wires, and chains to crane hook.
* Dismantles machines, using hammers, wrenches, crowbars, and other hand tools.
* Moves machinery and equipment, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks.
* Assembles and installs equipment, such as shafting, conveyors, and tram rails, using hand tools and power tools.
* Constructs foundation for machines, using hand tools and building materials, such as wood, cement and steel.
* Aligns machines and equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, and plumb bobs.
* Assembles machines, and bolts, weld, rivet, or otherwise fasten them to foundation or other structures, using hand tools and power tools.
* Repairs and lubricates machines and equipment.
* Works within precise limits or standards of accuracy.
* Detects, recognizes and responds to dangerous conditions or situations
* Regular attendance is required.
* Performs other duties as required.
* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position

What Does A Rigger Do At Cb&I Usa

* Loads, transports, unloads and assists in selecting cables, ropes, pulleys, winches, blocks and sheaves, according to weight and size of load to be moved
* Attaches pulley and blocks to fixed overhead structures, such as beams, ceilings and gin pole booms with bolts and clamps
* Attaches load with grappling devices such as loops, wires, ropes and chains to crane hook
* Gives direction to crane operator or hoisting engineer engaged in hoisting and moving loads to ensure safety of workers and material handled using hand signals, loudspeaker, two-way radio or telephone
* Sets up braces and rigs hoisting equipment using hand tools and power wrenches
* Has ability to tie various knots
* Assembles and disassembles cranes
* Splices rope and wire cables to make or repair slings or tackle
* May direct workers engaged in hoisting of machinery and equipment onto or off ships, railroad, cars or trucks
* Performs minor maintenance or cleaning activities of tools and equipment
* Responsible for observing all safety rules.
* Performs other duties as required

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 / 3rdparty 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.
* Inspects all truss, bolts, speaker hard ware and set pieces before being flown to trim.
* Notifies supervisor of any and all safety concerns.
* Will Interfaces with Encore Event Technologies and 3rdparty 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

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Average Length of Employment
High Rigger 5.5 years
Theatrical Rigger 5.1 years
Yacht Rigger 3.6 years
Structural Rigger 3.5 years
Oil Rigger 2.7 years
Marine Rigger 2.3 years
Rigger 2.0 years
Rigger Apprentice 2.0 years
Crane Rigger 1.9 years
Heavy Lift Rigger 1.7 years
Rigger Helper 1.6 years
Hand Rigger 1.6 years
Machinery Rigger 1.1 years
Top Employers Before
Iron Worker 14.7%
Foreman 12.7%
Welder 8.1%
Roustabout 5.0%
Operator 5.0%
Deckhand 4.0%
Technician 3.9%
Millwright 3.8%
Carpenter 3.7%
Helper 3.1%
Supervisor 3.1%
Mechanic 2.9%
Floor Hand 2.4%
Top Employers After
Iron Worker 12.1%
Foreman 11.5%
Welder 7.3%
Operator 6.4%
Millwright 4.9%
Technician 4.8%
Driver 4.1%
Carpenter 3.6%
Deckhand 3.1%
Journeyman 2.8%
Roustabout 2.5%
Mechanic 2.5%

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Rigger Demographics

Gender

Male

92.9%

Female

5.8%

Unknown

1.3%
Ethnicity

White

57.3%

Hispanic or Latino

17.7%

Black or African American

15.7%

Asian

6.4%

Unknown

3.0%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

63.9%

Carrier

8.3%

French

5.6%

Portuguese

2.8%

Tagalog

2.8%

German

2.8%

Norwegian

2.8%

Choctaw

2.8%

Russian

2.8%

Polish

2.8%

Tongan

2.8%
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Rigger Education

Schools

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

9.1%

Nicholls State University

8.5%

Full Sail University

7.3%

Delgado Community College

6.7%

A-Technical College

6.1%

South Central Louisiana Technical College

5.5%

Southeastern Louisiana University

5.5%

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

5.5%

Grambling State University

4.9%

Del Mar College

4.3%

Lamar University

4.3%

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

4.3%

University of Phoenix

4.3%

Savannah College of Art and Design

3.7%

Pearl River Community College

3.7%

Tidewater Community College

3.7%

Mississippi State University

3.7%

ECPI University

3.0%

Trident Technical College

3.0%

Tulsa Welding School

3.0%
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Majors

Business

17.3%

Precision Metal Working

13.4%

General Studies

9.4%

Criminal Justice

8.5%

Automotive Technology

5.3%

Electrical Engineering

5.3%

Computer Science

4.5%

Drafting And Design

3.8%

Industrial Technology

3.5%

Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies

3.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.0%

Education

2.7%

Engineering

2.7%

Heating And Air Conditioning

2.7%

Construction Management

2.7%

Management

2.4%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.4%

Animation

2.4%

Communication

2.2%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.2%
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Degrees

Other

51.6%

Bachelors

18.6%

Associate

13.2%

Certificate

9.6%

Diploma

3.2%

Masters

3.0%

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

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  1. Safety
  2. Heavy Equipment
  3. Hand Signals
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Tested and set-up rigging for safety and maneuverability before each movement.
  • Assist heavy equipment operators to secure special attachments to equipment.
  • Communicate with crane operator to make sure he understands all hand signals and the task before it starts.
  • Manipulate rigging lines, hoists and pulling gear to move heavy equipment through narrow openings or confined spaces.
  • Rigged Modules for Pipe fitters, Modules consisted of expensive stainless steel, pipe, plastic pipe and aluminum

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