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    This National Guard position is for a PARACHUTE RIGGER (TITLE 32)(TEMP), Position Description Number D0661000 and is part of the UT SFEP, National Guard.
    This Vacancy is open statewide.
    The selecting supervisor is CW2 Jeff Holt.

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    Its purpose is to support Special Forces training activities and operations by performing organizational, direct, and limited general support maintenance on troop and cargo type parachutes, parachute systems, and similar airdrop equipment.

    Major Duties: This is not an all-inclusive list

    • Provides parachute packing support during training exercises and actual operations and may serve as on-site technical specialist and advisor.
    • Assists personnel with fitting and adjustment of parachutes and verifies that automatic release mechanisms are properly attached, activated, and adjusted.
    • Packs and repacks a variety of types and models of personnel and cargo parachutes.
    • Typical types include such personnel parachutes as static line deployed, military free fall, reserve, and such cargo parachutes as large cargo, extraction, ring slot, and small cargo parachutes, some of which contain explosive actuated reefing line cutters to accomplish progressive deployment.
    • Inspects and tests parachutes and accessories prior to packing at prescribed intervals while in storage, after major repair,and immediately prior to issue for use.
    • Checks for such damage as snags, tears, burns, fraying, chafing, soiling, and such other unsafe conditions as may have been caused by accident, wear and tear, rust, mildew, chemicals, or grease.
    • Assists in repairing, modifying, and rebuilding a variety of types of personnel and cargo parachutes and similar equipment. Assists in restoring damaged items to serviceable condition by cutting out damaged areas and replacing with new materials.
    • Assists in fabricating fabric items for aircraft and related equipment for which blueprints, samples, or specific measurements are not usually provided, such as rappelling pads, powered ground equipment covers, helicopter engine intake and exhaust opening covers, flags, blade tie downs, seat belts, safety harnesses, wind socks, and special containers.
    • May perform training facility support to include design, fabrication, testing, inspecting, and maintenance of airborne training equipment.
    • Operates enclosed body and semitrailer combination trucks over public highways up to several hundred miles to transport parachutes between parachute shop and aircraft loading sites.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/600305800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.