Sailors and Marine Oilers :

Stand watch to look for obstructions in path of vessel, measure water depth, turn wheel on bridge, or use emergency equipment as directed by captain, mate, or pilot. Break out, rig, overhaul, and store cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear. Perform a variety of maintenance tasks to preserve the painted surface of the ship and to maintain line and ship equipment. Must hold government-issued certification and tankerman certification when working aboard liquid-carrying vessels. Includes able seamen and ordinary seamen.

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Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 910
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -8.91 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up specialized rigging
Employ stationary rigging aboard ship
Handle boat or ship tie-off lines
Deploy running gear on watercraft
Connect hoses to equipment or machinery
Don/Doff transportation or shipping related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Secure watercraft to docks, wharves or other vessels
Repair watercraft gear such as fishing nets
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Set course or speed of vessel, vehicle, or craft
Pilot water vessels
Operate ships or other watercraft
Steer vessel, vehicle, or craft
Operate lifting equipment such as hoists, winches, or hydraulic booms
Operate cargo handling gear
Operate material or personnel moving, lifting, loading, or unloading equipment
Recover underwater material or objects

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Repair ship or boat engine, machinery, or equipment
Repair specialized rigging
Repair boat or ship hull
Maintain ship or boat engine, machinery, or equipment
Maintain boat or ship hull
Maintain material moving equipment in good working condition
Clean marine vessels or equipment
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts

Performing General Physical Activities

Load shipments, belongings, or materials
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities in transportation or shipping related venues
Move heavy objects in transportation or shipping environments
Stand watch on vessel
Operate emergency fire or rescue equipment
Load/Unload passenger luggage or cargo
Erect machinery in marine or maritime setting

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