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PSAV is a global leader in event experiences. We provide creative, production, advanced technology and staging to help meeting planners deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences at their events. Our team consists of more than 9,000 professionals across 1,500 on-site venue locations and 49 branch offices within the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Caribbean, and the United Arab Emirates. We support over 1.5 million meetings annually and, on average, are hired by more than 1,100 meeting planners and event organizers each day. PSAV is the trusted partner and exclusive on-site provider of choice at leading venues including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Four Season, Ritz-Carlton, Sheraton, Westin, and Fenway Park. The company is headquartered in Schiller Park, IL near O’Hare airport.

Career Opportunity

Lead Rigger

Job ID 206456 Date posted 11/20/2018

Position Overview

Perform specific rigging activities in accordance with PSAV Rigging Standards.  Act as primary contact for venue’s clients.  Share responsibility in upholding safety and quality standards alongside the Rigging Coordinator.  Provide CAD diagrams of assigned facilities to prospective clients and assist current clients with rigging advances.  Perform hands-on rigging as well as the supervision of full-time, part-time and external riggers during events.

Key Responsibilities  (Weight %)

Rigging  (50%)

Establish hang-point, motor attachment to permanent rigging points, GAC Flex spanset attachments to the truss, run and dress motor cables, focus speakers, focus of lighting fixtures and other tie-offs, run cable picks and ensure safety of scenic pieces to hang points.  Check that all truss bolts are tight and all pieces of flown equipment have safeties.  Remain on-site until all motors have been raised to trim.

Project Management & Safety  (30%)

Work with vendors and clients in verifying loads applicable to their production.  Produce detailed rigging plot and identify/resolve any possible rigging obstacles.  Discuss load-in and hanging order with the Rigging Coordinator or Regional Rigging Manager.  Notify Rigging Services team if obstacles are identified.  Responsible for overhead safety during an event which includes removing personnel who are acting in an unsafe manner.  Responsible for ensuring 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.

Staff Development  (10%)

Supervise the Full-time and Part-time Riggers during Rigging events.  Provide input on the scheduling and performance management of Full-time and Part-time Riggers.

Maintenance  (10%)

Visually inspect all hardware in use including motors and personnel lifts on an on-going basis.  Escalate any problems with hardware to the Rigging Coordinator.


Job Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED
  • 3-4 years Rigging experience in an audiovisual environment
  • Experience in Vectorworks and/or Autodesk


Job Location
San Diego,California,US

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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  • Sales

    Our passionate sales staff provides frontline exposure for PSAV and works with customers to develop custom solutions to meet their objectives.
  • Technician

    Today’s technology includes dynamic audiovisual, creative, digital, staging and facility services.
At PSAV, we provide quality equipment, memorable service and the latest in technology.
  • Rigging

    Providing customers with access to a robust network of rigging professionals, extensive inventory, and established safety programs is a hallmark of PSAV’s rigging service.
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    We offer services to create a seamless extension of your team and serve your guests in the same manner they are accustomed to from your own staff.

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