Also called: Machinery Mover, Rigger, Rigging Foreman, Rigging Supervisor
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.
Engineering and Technology
- building and construction
- customer service
- movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Math and Science
- arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
- thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Hand and Finger Use
- hold or move items with your hands
- keep your arm or hand steady
- quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
- use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Concern for Others
- Self Control
You might use software like this on the job:
Electronic mail software
Word processing software
- Microsoft Word
Examples of Registered Apprenticeship programs include:
- Rigger (Any Industry)
- Rigger (Ship-Boat Manufacturing)
- Crushing, Grinding, & Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
- Derrick Operators, Oil & Gas
- Highway Maintenance Workers
- Maintenance & Repair Workers, General
- Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators
You might like a career in one of these industries: