Third Rigger

Carry blocks and cables to Riggers.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Third Riggers do?

Carries blocks and cable to RIGGER, threads cables through blocks, and performs similar tasks while working as member of crew engaged in installing blocks, cables, and other rigging used in skidding logs.

Should I be a Third Rigger?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Carriage Rider, Rigger, Third, River Driver, Riverman, Third Loader, Timber Girdler, Timber Rider

    How to become a Third Rigger

    Third 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 Third Rigger-related education!
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