James Worrell started his own a consulting company (Lift-Think, LLC in 2005) and offers services that include third party lift plan review, long-range planning, feasibility studies, and on-site attendance for lifts. Passing on his experience and knowledge to others remains a prime focus of his efforts. He has been mostly employed by heavy hauling and rigging contractors in the Gulf Coast area - the major nucleus of the petrochemical industry in the USA. He held positions as Rigging Engineer, Heavy Lift Project Manager, and Department Manager. He was primarily involved in the petrochemical, power, pulp & paper, offshore fabrication, over-dimensional transport, and offshore fabrication. The types of equipment worked with included conventional mobile cranes, lift and reach enhancing attachments to conventional cranes, gin poles, guy derricks, jacking towers, hydraulic gantries, conventional hauling equipment, and hydraulic transporters.

He fulfilled his ROTC obligation and served in the US Army Ordnance Corps for two years immediately after graduation. He worked in the construction industry in 1965, as a field and office engineer in both heavy civil and heavy industrial construction. In 1969, he participated in a new venture of his employer that was dedicated to crane rental, heavy lifting, and over-dimensional transport.