MOS 92R—Parachute Rigger

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 92R, Parachute Rigger:

PULHES: 111121
Physical Demands Rating: very heavy
Required ASVAB Score: GM: 88 & CO: 87
Enlistment Bonus: None
Security Clearance: None
U.S. Citizenship: Not Required
AIT Length / Location: 13 weeks at Ft Lee, Virginia
Other Requirements

Parachute Rigger (MOS 92R) Description / Major Duties:

The parachute rigger supervises or packs and repairs cargo and personnel parachutes and rigs equipment and supply containers for airdrop.

Duties for MOS 92R at each skill level are:

MOSC 92R1O. Inventories, cleans, receives, stores, and issues all airdrop equipment used in airdrop operations. Rig supplies, equipment and vehicles for airdrop. Assembles airdrop platform, cushioning materials, cargo, extraction and personnel parachute along with other airdrop related equipment. Inspect, tests and installs extraction and release systems. 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. Pack cargo, extraction, and personnel parachutes. Perform unit, direct and general support maintenance on all parachutes, textile components and other airdrop equipment. Uses and maintains machines and tools for fabrication, modification and repair to parachute and other airdrop equipment. Drop-test troop-type personnel parachute to check proficiency.

MOSC 92R2O. Perform duties in pacing, airdrop rigger, and airdrop equipment repair shown at the above skill level. Provide technical guidance and supervision to subordinate personnel. Maintain production reports and records. Inspects and classifies airdrop items. Perform initial and final inspection on all parachutes and airdrop textile component. Perform as inspector testers, pack-in-process inspector and as quality assurance personnel. Perform as malfunction officer at the drop zone. Diagnose malfunctions occurring in airdrop equipment during airborne operations.

MOSC 92R30. Perform duties at preceding skill level. Supervises parachute pack, maintenance or airdrop sections. Directs section activities, schedules and assigns work load, instructs personnel on job requirement, techniques and inspects work in progress. Inspects and certifies airdrop loads, airdrop equipment repair, and parachute packing. Inspect air items to ensure manufacture quality control. Controls and expedites coordination with airborne support activities. Assist in planning and coordinating training for standard and nonstandard rigging, sling loading, and airdrop procedures.

MOSC 92R40. Perform duties shown at preceding skill level. Supervises and provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel. Assist airdrop officer in planning, coordinating, requisitioning, receiving and storing equipment and supplies for airdrop. Coordinate with supporting Air Force and Army aviation elements. Provide technical direction and coordination for activities supporting routing and contingency missions. Maintain status on all jumps and airdrops to include schedules by G3 at division level. Prepares and submits required status reports. Maintain a reference library of current publication, regulations and SOP relating to airdrop and airdrop support. Participate in development and operational testing of airdrop equipment. Perform as the senior NCO in a separate detachment/unit engaged in parachute packing, maintenance and airdrop equipment rigging.

MOSC 92R50. Performs duties shown at preceding level of skill and provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel. Supervise operations of organizations performing airborne and resupply by airdrop missions. Supervise development and preparation of operations information, plans, maps, sketches, overlays, and related data to facilitate airborne operations. Advises on airborne operational matters and performs liaison between staff and supported personnel.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 92R:

(1) Normal color vision.

(2) Must meet physical requirements for airborne in AR 40-501.

(3) Must be capable of completing a five mile run within 44-45 minutes prior to start of airborne training.

(4) Must successfully complete the basic airborne training course and be qualified as a parachutist.

Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 92R:

P5—Master Fitness Trainer.
W7—Special Forces Underwater Operations.
W8—Special Forces Military Free Fall Operations.
1X—Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma (personnel only).
1Y—Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma (personnel only).
1Z—Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma (personnel only).
2A—Non-Lethal Weapons Trainer (personnel only).
2B—Air Assault (personnel only).
2S—Battle Staff Operations (skill level 3 and above).
4A—Reclassification Training.
5W—Jumpmaster (personnel only).
6T—Military Auditor (Reserve Component personnel only).
8P—Competitive Parachutist (skill level 2 through 4 only).

Article Last Modified: February 21, 2011

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