Careers Duties: Water Transportation

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List of Career Duties Under Water Transportation Business Sector

Cadet Deck

  • Learn and performs all deck navigational duties aboard ship under supervision of deck officer to become eligible for U.S
  • Coast Guard license position as Mate, Ship water trans.
  • Observe loading & unloading of cargo holds to learn methods of handling stowing of cargo
  • Inspect lifesaving visual-signaling equipment for defects
  • Direct crew engaged in repair of defective equipment
  • Stand watch during specified periods while ship is underway
  • On graduation from maritime academy successful completion of license examination, is eligible for position as Mate, Ship water trans. .

Canal lock Tender Chief Operator

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of Lock Operator water trans. to open locks dams on canal for vessels requiring passage
  • Assign to Lock Operator water trans. tasks of mooring boats awaiting passage through canal, raising or lowering water level, opening and closing gates & valves of locks and dams, operating navigation lights and traffic signals and compiling records of vessels using canal and of weather water conditions
  • Determine which of two locks to use according to needs of traffic
  • Control operates gas, steam, and hydroelectric generating units
  • Install mechanical electrical equipment
  • Repair lock machinery motors, generators, power lines, and other electrical equipment [Electrician, Maintenance any industry ]
  • Operate machinery to open close locks
  • Report needed repairs to lock maintenance department
  • May observe craft approaching locks to define size and speed of vessel issues instructions to vessel operator violating canal regulations.

Canal structure Operator

  • Control machinery to open and close locks dams on canal
  • Observe gauges turns valves to increase or decrease water level in lock
  • Observe positions of vessels & tie-up of mooring lines in lock to make sure optimum utilization of lock space prevent vessel damage
  • Logs data, like water levels, weather conditions, and type, number, and destination of vessels
  • Start motors to open gates sections of dams for passage of vessels
  • Turn on navigation lights traffic signals along canal
  • Clean, oils, and makes minor repairs to equipment
  • Collect lock slips vessel identifications slips from vessel operators submits slips to supervisor
  • Ties or slips line-eyes over bitts on lock deck to secure vessels
  • May direct activities of workers engaged in mooring vessels in lock.

Cantilever crane Operator

  • Operate electrically powered crane equipped with cantilevers structural-steel framework which can be lowered to horizontal position extended over deck or hold of vessel on which hoisting gear is supported to load or unload container cargo from vessels
  • Move controls or levers presses pedals to activate electrical power, move tower in position alongside vessel and lower cantilever over deck or hold of vessel
  • Move controls to lower hoisting gear for attachment of sling to container, lift & move container along cantilever and lower position container on dock, or on vessel deck or hold
  • Raise cantilever to vertical position when positioning crane to avoid hitting superstructure of vessel
  • May follow hand signals of other worker
  • May operate cantilever crane equipped with clamshell to load or unload bulk materials.

Cargo Checker

  • Compile records of amount, kind, and condition of cargo loaded on or unloaded from ship
  • Verify amount of cargo against lists compiled from bills of lading or shipping manifests
  • Measure & records dimensions of cargo computes cubic feet required for stowage aboard ship
  • Record condition of damaged cargo unloaded from ship
  • May prepare stowage plan showing location of cargo stowed aboard ship or rail car.

Cargo gear Mechanic

  • Receive, stores, and issues supplies and equipment compiles records of supply transactions aboard ship
  • Verify that supplies received are listed on requisitions invoices
  • Store supplies equipment in storerooms
  • Inventory supplies equipment at end of each voyage
  • Compile report of expenditures
  • May be designated according to department worked in as Storekeeper, Deck water trans. , Storekeeper, Engineering water trans. , Storekeeper, Steward water trans. .

Cargo Vessel Chief Steward stewardess

  • Supervise coordinates activities of personnel in stewards department aboard cargo vessel
  • Collaborate with Cook, Chief water trans. to plan menus
  • Requisition & purchases expendable equipment and subsistence sundry stores
  • Receive, checks, and issues stores
  • Authorize personnel to work overtime
  • Estimate food costs per serving
  • Compile supply, overtime, and cost control records.

Chef Passenger Vessel

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of kitchen workers to prepare cook food aboard passenger ship
  • Collaborate with Steward/Stewardess, Chief, Passenger Ship water trans. to plan menus
  • Determine time sequence of cooking operations to meet meal-serving hours
  • Delegate to Sous Chef water trans. responsibility for preparation of food
  • Direct cooks, bakers, butchers, and other kitchen personnel engaged in preparing, cooking, and serving food
  • Inspect galleys, bakery, and butcher shop for cleanliness
  • Requisition food galley supplies
  • Estimate cost of food consumed compiles cost control records
  • Authorize personnel to work overtime.

Chief Cook

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of kitchen personnel participates in preparation of meals aboard cargo ship
  • Collaborate with Steward/Stewardess, Chief, Cargo Vessel water trans. to plan menus
  • Determine time sequence of cooking operations to meet meal-serving hours
  • Direct Cook, Third water trans. , Second Cook And Baker water trans. , Scullion water trans. in preparation of foods
  • Inspect galley galley equipment, like pots, ovens, and cutlery, for cleanliness
  • Butcher and prepares meat, fowl, and fish, and participates in cooking of meats sauces
  • May requisition supplies.

Chief Lock operator

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of Lock Operator water trans. to open locks dams on canal for vessels requiring passage
  • Assign to Lock Operator water trans. tasks of mooring boats awaiting passage through canal, raising or lowering water level, opening and closing gates & valves of locks and dams, operating navigation lights and traffic signals and compiling records of vessels using canal and of weather water conditions
  • Determine which of two locks to use according to needs of traffic
  • Control operates gas, steam, and hydroelectric generating units
  • Install mechanical electrical equipment
  • Repair lock machinery motors, generators, power lines, and other electrical equipment [Electrician, Maintenance any industry ]
  • Operate machinery to open close locks
  • Report needed repairs to lock maintenance department
  • May observe craft approaching locks to define size and speed of vessel issues instructions to vessel operator violating canal regulations.

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