PARACHUTE RIGGER

Company: United States Army ( Learn More )

General Information
US-WV-Wheeling
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Full-Time
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Job Description OVERVIEW

Parachute riggers are primarily responsible for repairing textile and canvas items, webbed equipment and clothing.

JOB DUTIES
  • Rig supplies, equipment and vehicles for airdrop
  • Perform technical, routine and in-storage rigger-type inspection on cargo, extraction and personnel parachute as well as other airdrop equipment before, during and after each use
  • Inventory, clean, receive, store and issue all airdrop equipment used in airdrop operations
  • Use and maintain machines and tools for fabrication, modification and repair to parachute and other airdrop equipment
  • Inspect, test and install extraction and release systems
  • Job RequirementsREQUIREMENTS

    Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

    TRAINING

    Job training for a parachute rigger requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 16 of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Parachute rigging techniques
    • Maintenance of air-sea rescue equipment
    • Repair of inflatable rafts and other survival equipment
    • Maintenance of oxygen equipment
    HELPFUL SKILLS
    • Knowledge of shop mechanics and science
    • High attention to detail
    • Interest contributing to the safety of others