Chief Balloon Rigger (615) Enlisted Personnel

Supervises a group of balloon crewmen and riggers in preparing, inspecting, and maintaining a barrage balloon and balloon bed.
Lays ground mooring cable and handling lines. Unrolls and lays out balloon envelope and checks external rigging for proper location. Inflates balloon with air and enters to examine envelope for deterioration and leaks, and to check gas valves and air scoop. Inspects balloon daily before and after ascension. Supervises repair of envelope, internal and external rigging, and accessories. Supervises hand and machine sewing repair work on balloon envelopes.
Equipment used includes straight and curved needles, rubber rollers, wire brushes, soldering iron, blow torch, files, cutting pliers, cable cutter, cable splicer, sewing machine, mallets, and vise.

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