On the Job
Riggers set up and repair rigging (for example, scaffolding) used in construction or manufacturing projects.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Test mechanical systems to ensure proper functioning.
- Determine types of equipment, tools, or materials needed for jobs.
- Align equipment or machinery.
- Attach rigging to objects so they can be moved.
- Dismantle heavy equipment or machinery.
- Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
- Communicate with coworkers to coordinate installations or repairs.
- Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
- Move materials, equipment, or supplies.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Working indoors in non-environmentally controlled conditions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- Working with a group or team.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- High levels of competition.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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