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Riggers

Also called: Rigger, Rigging Foreman, Machinery Mover, Rigging Supervisor

Where in the Marine Corps? In the Marine Corps: Combat Engineer; Flight Equipment Technician; Mineman; Steelworker

What they do:
Set up or repair rigging for construction projects, manufacturing plants, logging yards, ships and shipyards, or for the entertainment industry.
On the job, you would:
  • Signal or verbally direct workers engaged in hoisting and moving loads 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.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • building and construction
Business
  • customer service
Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Independence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Find Certifications Registered Apprenticeship

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$42,270
per year, on average
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