Riggers are problem solvers. They inspect and attach the rigging used on cranes and other specialized lifting equipment to move large and heavy loads. Riggers have to figure out which equipment is going to work for lifting huge items, including industrial towers. There’s no room for mistakes. Riggers must closely communicate with lifting operators and it’s critical they understand the hazards associated with different types of loads.Clic para leer en espanol
Riggers are also known as Industry Riggers
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Lift & Move USA is a program promoting careers in the industry to high school and college students and veterans. It was launched in 2015 by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), and industry publisher KHL Group, owners of American Cranes & Transport magazine.
For as high as these salaries are, the reality is that what skilled craft professionals earn is typically far greater. The salaries listed in NCCER’s survey are average base salaries, not including overtime, per diem, bonuses or other incentives. Construction is known for having plenty of overtime and travel opportunities as well as bonuses. Not to mention, many contractors also have incentives in which they pay for employee training, vacation time, retirement plans, cell phones, vehicle allowances and/or per diem or housing depending on the length of a project.
Lift & Move USA is an industry initiative to promote job opportunities in the crane, rigging and specialized transport industries, and is targeted at high school students, college students and military veterans. It will educate the next generation of drivers, mechanics, welders, operators, and riggers on opportunities within the industry.
Richard Bolt is a Pipefitting Instructor, Rigging Instructor, and Performance Evaluator at (CMEF). He is certified to train in several other areas as well. Before he came to CMEF, he worked as a journeyman pipefitter with over 20 years of experience in the field.