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Event Rigger - Hilton Atlanta

Job ID RIGGE01475 Date posted 02/27/2019 Location Atlanta, Georgia Position Type Full-Time

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

Rigging

  • 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.

Safety

  • 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.

Maintenance

  • 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

Competencies

· Exceeds Customer Expectations

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Concern for Quality
  • Production Awareness

· Establishing Focus

· Building Teamwork

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