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Para Gear seeks a Senior Rigger to Join Our Team!

Para Gear seeks a Senior Rigger to Join Our Team!

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About Para Gear Equipment Co. Inc.

 

Founded in 1960 by Lowell Bachman while he was still in the Army Reserves, Para Gear is the original Skydiving Superstore. A family business now in its second generation of ownership, Para Gear has grown well beyond its humble beginnings, with customers in more than 125 countries - from Australia to Zimbabwe. Para Gear also publishes the largest skydiving catalog in the world, currently numbering at 200 pages, and maintains largest skydiving equipment website and broadest ready-to-ship inventory. Para Gear has been very fortunate to have employees who have worked here for decades – some as long as 40+ years.

Position Summary

Para Gear seeks an FAA Senior Parachute Rigger to join our team in Skokie, Illinois. The ideal candidate will be familiar with both sport skydiving equipment and pilot emergency parachutes. They will be proficient in packing squares and rounds, and comfortable with equipment maintenance and repairs as allowed by their FAA certificate. The role also involves fabrication of several inventory items, as well as support of sales operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Pack and maintain pilot emergency parachutes and skydiving equipment per FAA regulations.
  2. Production of items in the Para Gear catalog, including but not limited to rigging tools, packing mats, closing loops and hook knife pouches.
  3. Interact with customers in person, by phone and via email.
  4. Support sales operations as needed.

Education and Experience Requirements

  •           High School diploma or equivalent required. Some college preferred.
  •           FAA senior rigger certificate, back type required, with at least 50 logged pack jobs.
  •           Experience working in a rigging loft preferred but not necessary.
  •           Active Skydiver strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of best practices and industry norms regarding parachute care and maintenance.
  • Ability to locate and correctly apply new information (i.e. applicable Service Bulletins).
  • Ability to successfully operate industrial sewing machines and related equipment.
  • Ability to self-direct and work independently within a team environment.
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Office.
  • Must possess excellent verbal communication skills. Foreign language fluency a plus.
  • Must be able to organize work in a time-effective manner.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work well with diverse personalities.

About the Position

This is an excellent opportunity for a stable job with full health benefits, a generous 401(k) plan and paid vacation. You will also have weekends off, so you can head to the DZ to play. Pay commensurate with experience. Please email [email protected]

Skokie, Illinois - United States

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