Inspects a variety of airdrop equipment such as parachutes, multi loop lines, extraction force transfer couplings, latch assembly couplings, cable assembly couplings, actuator assembly, release cargo parachute M-1, lanyard arming wire, connector parachute, timer delay assembly, link lower suspension, link assembly single suspension type IV, link assembly heavy duty, link 4 point, parachute release single knife, bracket suspension, and tie down cargo quick release. Performs visual, dimensional, hands on, and operational inspection of the above listed equipment at the prescribed times. These inspections are in accordance with warnings, cautions, Army Regulations (AR), Technical Manuals (TM), Field Manuals (FM) and Department of Army Pamphlets (DA PAM, Safety of Use Messages (SOUM), and notes and Ground Precautionary Messages (GPM), for airborne safety. Makes judgmental decisions on proximity to tolerances and interrelated dimensions on timer delay systems of M-1 release, latch assembly couplings, cable assembly couplings, and actuator assembly. Inspects for burrs, tears, significant fraying, rough spots, corrosion, pits, cracks, welds, cuts, foreign material, bends, damaged threads, adjusting collars, set screws, shank pins, and timers activate within specifications. Uses a wide variety of inspection processes and techniques, and many unique and specially designed instruments and gauges (i.e., tension meters, scales, micrometers, gauges, torque wrenches, tests sets, porosity, oxygen test sets, altitude chambers, altimeters, and protractors). Prepares and conducts inspections of sling load equipment and sling load operations. Performs duties as inspector testers, pack-in-process inspector and final inspector. Performs initial inspection on all parachutes, textile and non-textile components, and airdrop containers. Conducts regular testing of parachute and newly issued airdrop equipment. Drop-tests troop-type personnel parachute to check proficiency. Inspects and classifies airdrop items to determine whether items are serviceable, repairable, or beyond economical repair. Inspects airdrop equipment repairs and parachute packing. Inspects air items to ensure manufacturer and Army quality control. Assists supervisory personnel in receiving, maintaining, and issuing supplies, as well planning work requirements and yearly forecasting. Performs prioritized airdrop inspections, sequential work is determined, and pertinent ARs, TMs, FMs and DA PAMs have been reviewed. Independently performs assignments at the Aerial Delivery Logistics Facility (ADLF) when the supervisor is not present. Performs three separate inspections of airdrop loads /containers prior to the actual airdrop. Makes decisions on a wide range of matters that may involve deviations and departures from past precedents and accepted practice or highly subjective judgments that could affect safety of flight and crew. The first inspection is the AR 59-4 directed shop final inspection required for that specified type of load. The second inspection is the before loading inspection . An airdrop Joint Air Drop Inspector (JAI) and Air Force Joint Airdrop Inspector (AFJAI) conduct joint inspections. Completes the proper airdrop inspection form in the DD Form 1748 (Joint Airdrop Inspection Record) series and all sign the appropriate blocks to certify correct rigging of the load. The third inspection is after loading inspection; this is after the equipment is on board the aircraft and is rigged for flight and airdrop. Performs inspection along with an AFJAI and the aircrew Load Master. Focuses on dimensions and weights of rigged airdrop loads IAW ARs, TMs, FMs, and DA PAMs. This includes highly specialized rigging of equipment and personnel loads for highly sensitive Special Operations Force (SOF) missions. SOF aerial delivery operations, includes preparation, outfitting, and inspection for delivery of personnel and equipment into maritime environments and exceptionally hazardous terrain. Rigs and prepares unilateral airdrop training loads to include type V or other airdrop platforms for airdrops. Fabricates container delivery systems loads, skid boards, and other associated airdrop items. Receives, unpacks, and inspects unit parachutes. Cleans, dries, inspects, and packs cargo and personnel parachutes after use. Maintains and repairs a variety of fabric, rubber, and metallic equipment. Operates and performs minor maintenance on sewing machines, punch presses, stenciling machines, and other similar equipment. Performs inspections and repair of cargo, deceleration, and extraction parachutes, and is responsible for certification. Performs Joint Airdrop Inspections as the aerial load inspector. Performs technical order compliance modifications and modifications of parachutes and related items. Maintains an adequate stock level of current aerial delivery system equipment, components, and supplies. Serves as unit representative on the Aerial Delivery Review Panel and as a Joint Airdrop Inspector. May be tasked to attend Malfunction Review Board meetings. Performs drop zone control operations as Drop Zone Safety Officer. Conducts weather observations, wind speed, direction determination, marking drop zone with navigation aids and timing points, establishing and maintaining air to ground and point to point radio communications, relaying information to aircraft and to the Range Control Officer. Directs and controls all airdrop zone operations to ensure the safe operation and protection of aircraft, vehicles, personnel, and equipment. Performs as malfunctions officer (MO). The MO is present on the drop zone during all personnel and equipment drops. The MO onsite investigations of personnel and equipment malfunctions/incidents will receive the highest priority, secondary only to medical aid for the injured. The MO will adhere to all the requirements listed in AR 59-4. Formulates, implements, and documents programs to train Airborne unit commanders in support of Aerial delivery deployment functions to ensure effective and efficient operations of unit deployment processes. Develops deployment lesson plans for the following areas: Material Handling Equipment (MHE) such as forklifts, Load Planning Overview, Cargo Preparation/Pallet Build Up, Ramp Coordinator, Cargo Deployment Function work-centers (i.e., In-Check, Cargo Marshalling Yard, Joint Inspection, Hazardous Cargo Handlers, Explosives Safety, Quality Control, and Load Teams). Coordinates with the Unit Movement Officer (UMO) and deploying units requiring hazardous material technical specialist training. Provides subject matter and technical expertise on air transportation and aerial delivery operations to the Division, Brigade, Group, Battalion, and Company CDRs. In certain cases, service member will provide subject matter and technical expertise to sister services. Makes appropriate recommendations and implements changes within the element and associated processes. Proactively assist airborne mission commanders in planning mass, special operations, and aerial resupply operations in exceptionally diverse and varied terrain and environments. These environments include, maritime, mountain, rough terrain, and high altitude. In accordance with DoD policy, riggers provide mission commanders with the latest guidance and policy on aerial delivery of humanitarian aid. This expertise includes humanitarian operations Continental United States (CONUS and Outside Continental United States OCONUS). Provides hands-on training and classroom instruction for MTOE units in parachute systems and techniques. This includes Materiel Work Orders (MWO)s, Safety of Use Messages (SOUM)s, updated and or current Jump Master Procedures, and New Equipment Training. Ensures airborne personnel and cargo for transport by air meet proper specifications to maximize safety of aircraft, aircrew, cargo, and passengers. Plans, schedules, and trains Army National Guard (ARNG), United States Army (USA), United States Army Reserve (USAR), United States Marine Corp (USMC), United States Marine Corp Reserve (USMCR), Air National Guard (ANG), United States Air Force (USAF), United States Air Force Reserve (USAFR), United States Navy (USN), United States Navy Reserve (USNR) Coast Guard (CG) and Coast Guard Reserve (CGR) on the inspection and operations of aircraft loading equipment; mobility/contingency functions (i.e., load planning, pallet buildup, cargo courier responsibility and hazardous cargo preparation); and all core Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) specific tasks. Ensures all Military Occupational Specialty Qualified (MOSQ) personnel maintain exceptionally high standards of proficiency and are trained to the Army Standard in aerial delivery operations and parachute packing and aerial delivery systems maintenance. Serves as the Commanders Subject Matter Expert (SME) for orchestrating daily and long-range utilization of the aerial delivery systems to ensure accomplishment of assigned missions as well as support for future missions and deployment operations. Develops goals and objectives that integrate organization and Readiness objectives. Researches, interprets, analyzes, and applies DOD, Air Force, Army, USMC, Navy, Department of Homeland Security(DHS), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), International Civil Aeronautical Organization (ICAO), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules and directives. Establishes, revises, or reviews policies, procedures, mission objectives, and organization design for airdrop management and service activities, ensuring that airdrop missions and/or flight safety is not ompromised. Inspects cargo for airlift to verify eligibility and ensures proper documentation, packaging, and marking in accordance with applicable DOD directives. Follows prescribed loading and safety procedures, calculates load restraints and secures cargo with appropriate devices and equipment. Performs Joint Airdrop Inspections (JAI) of various cargo loads rigged for airdrop prior to manifesting and loading of items for air shipment. Checks cargo against manifests and annotates overages, shortages, or damage. Performs other additional duties as assigned.