Army Parachute Rigger (92R) Job Description

Basic Job Description

The parachute rigger supervises or packs and repairs cargo and personnel parachutes, and rigs equipment and supply containers for airdrop. Parachute Riggers are primarily responsible for repairing textile and canvas items, webbed equipment and clothing.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

Inventories, cleans, inspects, packs, and stores personnel and cargo parachutes and associated equipment.

Rigs supplies, equipment, and vehicles for airdrop. Fabricates and assembles airdrop platforms, cushioning materials and rigging components. Loads, positions, and secures supplies and equipment within aircraft. Tests and installs extraction and release systems. Inspects cargo and personnel parachutes and other airdrop equipment before and after each use, during packing and rigging, and at prescribed intervals to determine serviceability. Repairs or replaces airdrop equipment. Uses and maintains machines and tools for fabrication, modification, and repair of parachutes and other airdrop equipment.

Performs duties in packing and air delivery and airdrop equipment repair shown at the preceding skill level and provides technical guidance to lower grade personnel. Inspects airdrop equipment. Conducts sampling and quality assurance technical inspection. Disposes of unserviceable airdrop equipment.

Training Information

Job training for a parachute rigger requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 16 of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Some of the skills you'll learn are:

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

ASVAB Score Required: 88 in aptitude area GM and 87 in aptitude area CO

Security Clearance: None

Strength Requirement: very heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 111121

Other Requirements

Similar Civilian Occupations

  • The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with commercial airlines, parachute rigging and supply companies, survival equipment manufacturing firms or some government agencies.

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