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Supervise or coordinate activities of crew aboard ships, boats, barges, or dredges.

    Work Activities
    • Stand watches on vessels during specified periods while vessels are under way.
    • Assume command of vessels in the event that ships' masters become incapacitated.
    • Steer vessels, using navigational devices, such as compasses or sextants, or navigational aids, such as lighthouses or buoys.
    • Determine geographical positions of ships, using lorans, azimuths of celestial bodies, or computers, and use this information to determine the course and speed of a ship.
    • Inspect equipment, such as cargo-handling gear, lifesaving equipment, visual-signaling equipment, or fishing, towing, or dredging gear, to detect problems.
    • Observe loading or unloading of cargo or equipment to ensure that handling and storage are performed according to specifications.
    • Participate in activities related to maintenance of vessel security.
    • Arrange for ships to be stocked, fueled, or repaired.
    • Supervise crew members in the repair or replacement of defective gear or equipment.
    • Supervise crews in cleaning or maintaining decks, superstructures, or bridges.
    • Observe water from ships' mastheads to advise on navigational direction.
    Skills
    • Operation Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • Operation and Control

      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • Control Precision

      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    Knowledge
    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

    • Transportation

      Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $46,390/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $22.30/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 330
    • Yearly Projected Openings 40
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Self Control
    • Attention to Detail
    • Leadership
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Integrity
    Tools
    • Winches
    • Vehicle navigation systems
    • Marine craft communications systems
    • Anchor rollers
    • Anchor lines
    Technology
    • Route navigation software
    • Facilities management software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    Tags
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.