Harness Rigger

Thread various hardware devices on the straps of the parachute harnesses.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Harness Riggers do?

Threads breast shields, buckles, snaps, and other hardware devices on straps of parachute harness to position them for stitching into place: Clamps harness onto table with wire clamps. Slides canvas breast shield fitted with snap onto one harness strap and slides shield fitted with buckle ring onto other strap. Attaches pair of backstraps to harness and slides snap onto one strap and buckle ring onto other strap. Crosses backstraps and pulls them through buckles mounted on opposite harness straps. Places assembled harness in bin.

Should I be a Harness Rigger?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Harness Fitter

    How to become a Harness Rigger

    Harness Riggers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Harness Rigger-related education!
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