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Parachute Rigger

Company: U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion
Location: Gretna
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

**THIS JOB REQUIRES ENLISTING/JOINING THE U.S. ARMY**
By enlisting into the Army as a Parachute Rigger, you become a part of a team of Soldiers. As a Soldier you secure your future with a career in the Active Duty Army (full-time) and are able to take advantage of all the benefits that serving in the Army gives you. Soldiers in the Army receive a recurring annual allowance for college, guaranteed healthcare for you that includes family benefits for those with a family, and many more benefits listed below. You gain leadership skills, college credit, and job-security by enlisting into the Army that is hard to find in the civilian sector. This is an entry level position with no experience necessary. -Parachute riggers are primarily responsible for repairing textile and canvas items, webbed equipment and clothing.

Job Duties:

Rig supplies, equipment and vehicles for airdrop
Perform technical, routine and in-storage rigger-type inspection on cargo, extraction and personnel parachute as well as other airdrop equipment before, during and after each use
Inventory, clean, receive, store and issue all airdrop equipment used in airdrop operations
Use and maintain machines and tools for fabrication, modification and repair to parachute and other airdrop equipment
Inspect, test and install extraction and release systems
Attend Basic and Advanced Training (paid)

Basic Qualifications:
Age - 17 to 34 years old
Education - Current Senior in High School(HS), HS Diploma, GED, GED equivalent, or higher education level completed
Citizenship - U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident
Submit to background and medical screening
Receive a passing score on the ASVAB

Benefits:
Enlistment bonus up to $40,000, varies by job and individual qualifications
Education benefits Tuition Assistance ($4,000 annually) / GI Bill (up to $108,000 for 36 months of attending college)

Paid training (Basic and Advanced)
30 days of paid vacation earned every year
Additional living expenses for those who have dependents
Various lengths of contracts available from 2 years to 6 years normally

Required qualifications: Legally authorized to work in the United States
Preferred qualifications: 17 years or older

Keywords: U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion, New Orleans , Parachute Rigger, Other , Gretna, Louisiana

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