A rigger is responsible for using cranes and lifts to help transport large, heavy cargo such as manufacturing equipment or construction machinery. The rigger's main objective is to move the property without damage to the product they are transporting, property, or individuals. Riggers are responsible for fastening up large loads, overseeing and directing the operators of the transport equipment, reporting any issues, and documenting completed work orders. Riggers are also in charge of the tear-down, cleaning, and storage of any rigging equipment or machinery used in transport.
Move heavy loads without damaging them, tilting, and guiding as the site requires.
Select and align cranes, gears, pulleys, and winches, anchoring them for safety.
Examine sites, loads, and their destinations to determine rigging to move loads to the correct location.
Communicate with other workers to ensure safety.