What does a Rigger do?

Set up or repair rigging for construction projects, manufacturing plants, logging yards, ships and shipyards, or for the entertainment industry.

Jobs Roles

  • Signal or verbally direct workers engaged in hoisting and moving loads to ensure safety of workers and materials.
  • Test rigging to ensure safety and reliability.
  • Attach loads to rigging to provide support or prepare them for moving, using hand and power tools.
  • Select gear such as cables, pulleys, and winches, according to load weights and sizes, facilities, and work schedules.
  • Control movement of heavy equipment through narrow openings or confined spaces, using chainfalls, gin poles, gallows frames, and other equipment.
  • Tilt, dip, and turn suspended loads to maneuver over, under, or around obstacles, using multi-point suspension techniques.
  • Align, level, and anchor machinery.
  • Fabricate, set up, and repair rigging, supporting structures, hoists, and pulling gear, using hand and power tools.
  • Manipulate rigging lines, hoists, and pulling gear to move or support materials such as heavy equipment, ships, or theatrical sets.
  • Attach pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures such as beams, ceilings, and gin pole booms, using bolts and clamps.
  • Dismantle and store rigging equipment after use.
  • Install ground rigging for yarding lines, attaching chokers to logs and to the lines.
  • Clean and dress machine surfaces and component parts.
Senior Rigger with Tower Crane exp Kusile in eMalahleni/Witbank 2 days ago
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Rigger at Career Staffing Solutions in Bellville 1 week ago
Rigger Apprentice Certificate at SACPCMP in Other 1 week ago
Apprenticeship(Rigger) at Cool Tech in Cape Town 2 weeks ago
Learnership: Rigger at Jobs55 Placement SA in Midrand 2 weeks ago
Drill Rigger at Hire Resolve in South Africa 3 weeks ago
Rigger at Hire Resolve in South Africa 3 weeks ago
Junior Artisan : Rigger at dynamic recruits in East London 1 month ago
Fitter and Rigger and Belt attendant at Kusile Power Station in Witbank / Ekurhuleni 1 month ago