Sets up or repairs rigging for construction projects, manufacturing plants, logging yards, ships and shipyards, or for the entertainment industry.
This career is part of the Architecture and Construction cluster Construction pathway.
A person in this career:
- Signals or verbally directs workers engaged in hoisting and moving loads to ensure safety of workers and materials.
- Tests rigging to ensure safety and reliability.
- Attaches loads to rigging to provide support or prepare them for moving, using hand and power tools.
- Selects gear such as cables, pulleys, and winches, according to load weights and sizes, facilities, and work schedules.
- Controls movement of heavy equipment through narrow openings or confined spaces, using chainfalls, gin poles, gallows frames, and other equipment.
- Tilts, dips, and turns suspended loads to maneuver over, under, or around obstacles, using multi-point suspension techniques.
- Aligns, levels, and anchors machinery.
- Fabricates, sets up, and repairs rigging, supporting structures, hoists, and pulling gear, using hand and power tools.
- Manipulates rigging lines, hoists, and pulling gear to move or support materials such as heavy equipment, ships, or theatrical sets.
- Attaches pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures such as beams, ceilings, and gin pole booms, using bolts and clamps.