Rigger Helper

Assist Rigger in moving machinery and structures under repair.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Rigger Helpers do?

Assists RIGGER in moving, lifting, and positioning machinery and structural members of ships under repair or construction: Positions chain falls or hoists, air pullers, and block and tackle as directed by RIGGER. Pulls or slacks off on rigging, following hand signals, to maneuver equipment in close quarters, lay keel and bilge blocks in drydock, and position ship in drydock. May issue and maintain rigging gear in rigging loft and be designated Rigging-Loft Repairer. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.


Should I be a Rigger Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Locksmith Helper, Rigging Helper

    How to become a Rigger Helper

    Most Rigger Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9paaaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%2820%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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