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Dispatcher Ship Pilot Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Dispatch Pilot, Ship water trans. to ships entering or leaving port
  • Write order showing name of ship, berth, tugboat company and time of arrival or departure and notifies Pilot, Ship water trans. pilot boat operator of assignment
  • Obtain receipt of pilotage from pilot upon return from ship
  • Record charges on receipt, using tariff book as guide
  • Compile reports of activities, like number of ships piloted charges made
  • Keep records of ships entering port, showing owner, name of ship, displacement tonnage, agent, and country of registration
  • May be required to possess radiotelephone operators license issued by Federal Communications Commission, and operate radar to fix position and speed of ships entering leaving port.

Dispatcher Tugboat Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Dispatch tugboats to guide ships entering or leaving port and to tow barges log rafts
  • Receive written or oral customer request for services
  • Determine equipment required, like tugs, barges, or derricks according to size, location work performed
  • Select tugboat captain from roster notifies captain of order requirements, using radiotelephone
  • Obtain ship berthing bunkering permits from port authorities
  • Review weather data and navigation charts estimates time required to perform requested services
  • Maintain records prepares bills for services
  • May notify captain of tugboat by radiotelephone of order changes
  • May dispatch work crews to tugboats in response to emergency requests from captain.

Dock Boss Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of Stevedore water trans. Ii engaged in loading unloading ships cargoes
  • Assign duties to workers and explains methods of handling, stowing, securing cargo and setting up hoisting equipment
  • Determine what cargo requires special handling how it is to be stowed in ships hold
  • Signal Winch Driver water trans. to raise or lower cargo
  • May estimate dunnage paper and timber required to brace arrange cargo in ships hold to prevent cargo damage
  • May maintain inventory of dunnage
  • May be designated according to work area as Header, Dock water trans. , Header, Ship water trans. , or kind of cargo stowed as Cotton Header water trans. .

Dock Helper Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assist Boat Loader water trans. I to pump liquid cargo, like petroleum, gasoline, heating oil, sulfuric acid, and alum liquor, from and into barges tankers
  • Catch mooring hawsers ties them around dock posts to secure vessels
  • Couple hoses to valves on ships tanks turns handwheels to open or close valves
  • Remove lines from vessels casts off hawsers
  • Drain loading hoses places them on dollies
  • Clean oil waste materials from dock, using squeegees, broom, and rags
  • May be designated according to vessels loaded as Barge-Loader Helper water trans. .

Documentation Supervisor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in preparing shipping documents and related reports and in classifying rating cargo according to established tariff rates
  • Review ships schedules and booking records to plan schedule work activities
  • Assign rating activities to workers reviews ratings to make sure that cargo has been classified in accordance with established tariff rates
  • Verify codes assigned shippers against bills of lading assigns codes to new accounts
  • Assign documentation activities to workers, like preparing dock receipts, bills of lading, and manifests, and compiling tonnage, demurrage, and storage reports
  • Examine reports and documents for completeness and accuracy gives instructions to workers regarding corrections
  • Issue bills of lading to shippers upon verification of documents
  • Confer with other supervisory personnel and shippers representatives to clarify problems resolve complaints
  • May supervise coordinate activities of workers engaged in passenger baggage handling
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor clerical Master Title.

Dredge Captain Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Command vessel equipped with machinery for excavating under water to facilitate building structures in harbors, estuaries, straits, sounds, rivers, lakes, bays, and oceans
  • Sets course of vessel, using navigational aids, like charts, area plotting sheets, compass and sextant and orders worker at helm to steer ship toward excavation site
  • Determine geographical position of ship, using loran or azimuths of celestial bodies
  • Direct crew engaged in operating deck winches lowering dredging equipment
  • Supervise crew engaged in dredging operations
  • Verify depth of excavations to make sure that excavations are made according to requirements
  • Coast Guard for steam, motor, or sail ship according to waters navigated tonnage of ship.

Dredge Mate Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise coordinates activities of crew aboard dredge vessel equipped with machinery to excavate under water used in building of structures in harbors, estuaries, straits, sounds, rivers, lakes, bays, and oceans
  • Examine dredging gear and lifesaving equipment and orders crew to repair or replace defective gear equipment
  • Stand watch during specified periods and determines geographical position of ship, upon request of Dredge Captain water trans. , using loran azimuths of celestial bodies
  • Direct activities of crew engaged in dredging operations
  • Assume command of ship in event Dredge Captain water trans. becomes incapacitated
  • Worker required to hold license issued by U.S

Dredge Runner Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Command vessel equipped with machinery for excavating under water to facilitate building structures in harbors, estuaries, straits, sounds, rivers, lakes, bays, and oceans
  • Sets course of vessel, using navigational aids, like charts, area plotting sheets, compass and sextant and orders worker at helm to steer ship toward excavation site
  • Determine geographical position of ship, using loran or azimuths of celestial bodies
  • Direct crew engaged in operating deck winches lowering dredging equipment
  • Supervise crew engaged in dredging operations
  • Verify depth of excavations to make sure that excavations are made according to requirements
  • Coast Guard for steam, motor, or sail ship according to waters navigated tonnage of ship.

Electrician Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Repair maintains electrical equipment, like generators, alternators, motors, and intercommunication systems aboard ship
  • Move controls at distribution board switchboard to maintain electrical load within capacity of generators
  • Start standby generator when load nears capacity of operating generator
  • Perform routine tests to make sure that electric motors are driving pumps, blowers, and refrigerating machinery
  • Test wiring for short circuits, using voltmeter ammeter
  • Replace cleans commutator brushes
  • Remove and replaces fuses defective lights
  • May be classified according to degree of authority held as Electrician, Chief water trans. , Electrician, Second water trans. , Electrician, Third water trans. , or equipment worked on as Electrician, Sound water trans. , or area of operations as Electrician, Deck water trans.
  • Must hold certificate as Electrician issued by U.S

Engine Maintenance Mechanic Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Repair and maintains propulsion engines and other engines engine parts aboard ship
  • Examine engine equipment, like pumps, circulators, condensers and steering engines to locate malfunctions and dismantles and repairs defective equipment, using handtools power tools
  • Make engine replacement parts, like slide valves, stay rods and bolts, using metalworking machinery
  • Stand engineroom watch during specified periods, observing gauges to define that operating conditions, like temperatures, steam pressure, water oil levels, and revolutions per minute are within specified ranges
  • Adjust controls to maintain specified operating conditions
  • Record gauge readings in engineering log

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