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PARACHUTE RIGGER

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



REQUIREMENTS

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





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