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Parachute Rigger (92R)

Transportation and Aviation Army MOS Information
  • Enlisted
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve

Military personnel often have hazardous assignments. They depend on survival equipment, such as parachutes, to protect their lives in case of emergencies. Survival equipment specialists inspect, maintain, and repair survival equipment such as parachutes, aircraft life support equipment, and air-sea rescue equipment.

Parachute Riggers are primarily responsible for repairing textile and canvas items, webbed equipment and clothing. Some of your duties as a Parachute Rigger may include:

  • Inspecting parachutes for rips and tangled lines
  • Packing parachutes for safe operation
  • Sewing, patching, darning and basting worn or damaged fabrics
  • Fabricating and repairing canvas covers, tarpaulins and other items
  • Operating and maintaining sewing, darning and button machines

Training:

Job training for a Parachute Rigger consists of nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and ten of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in using petroleum. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. You’ll learn:

  • Parachute rigging techniques
  • Repair of inflatable rafts and other survival equipment
  • Maintenance of oxygen equipment
  • Maintenance of air-sea rescue equipment

Helpful Skills:

Helpful school subjects include shop mechanics and science. Helpful attributes include:

  • An ability to do work requiring accuracy and attention to detail
  • An interest in working for the safety of others

Advanced Responsibilities:

Advanced level Parachute Riggers supervise and train the other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Parachute Rigger, you may be involved in inspecting, classifying, and determining repairability of textile, canvas and webbed items received for repair.


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