Careers Duties: Water Transportation

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List of Career Duties Under Water Transportation Business Sector

Dispatcher Ship Pilot

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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