Parachute Rigger

U.S. Army/Army Reserves Worcester , MA 01608

Posted 2 months ago

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
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