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Event Rigger - Hilton Atlanta
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Job Description

Position Overview

Responsible for performing rigging activities in a Hospitality or convention center environment while upholding safety and quality standards per all trade, PSAV/property guidelines and SOP's. Reports to Lead Rigger or Rigging Coordinator.

Key Job Responsibilities


* Gather and organize all rigging tools and equipment per event needs.
* Confirm carpet protected as required by local conditions.
* Provide ground rigging support to teams building points from lifts by staging motors and equipment under rig points, handing up motor chain, tools and equipment and spotting lift movements.
* Establish hang-point, connect hoist and attachments to permanent rigging points, connect GAC Flex spanset attachments to truss, connect/run and dress motor cables, run cable picks, ensure safety of scenic elements to hang-points and proper use of all truss protection equipment, inspect all cabling tie-offs.
* Check that all truss bolts are tight and pieces of flown equipment are safetied to truss.
* Support other trades needing help raising gear through use of motor or lift, and check work for safety.
* Remain on site until all motors have been raised to trim.


* Responsible for observing and maintaining all safety concerns during an event, including escalation of any observations of personnel who are acting in an unsafe manner.
* Ensure the power phasing of motor controller is appropriate to prevent limit switches from being defeated.
* Verify all elements are securely fastened and checked for safety.
* Must secure and maintain proper lift and/or Working At Height certifications as necessary.
* Follow all manufactures recommendations and local conditions when using personnel lifts.
* Riggers must be qualified prior to making any temporary rigging points or any points outside of a protected lift of any kind.

Project Management

* Secure and review advanced rigging plan and execute through Rigging Coordinator/Lead Rigger or other leadership supervision.
* Identify possible rigging obstacles and recommend solutions to resolve issues.
* Assist other technical trades with coordination efforts to execute show plot in harmony with all floor activity.


* Provide ongoing visual inspection of all hardware in use including truss, motors, lighting, sound, projection, and personnel lifts.
* Escalate any problems with hardware and recommend solutions to resolve issues to supervisor.

Job Qualifications

* High school diploma or equivalent
* 500+ hours of onsite rigging experience
* Qualified-Basic Rigging certification
* Lift Certification
* Lift operation experience
* Ground Rigging experience
* High rigging without harness experience
* Previous experience supervising a rigging team preferred


* Exceeds Customer Expectations
* Analytical Thinking
* Concern for Quality
* Production Awareness
* Establishing Focus
* Building Teamwork