Bridge & Lock Tenders


Operate and tend bridges, canal locks, and lighthouses to permit marine passage on inland waterways, near shores, and at danger points in waterway passages. May supervise such operations. Includes drawbridge operators, lock operators, and slip bridge operators.
Also called: Bridge Operator, Bridge Tender, Lock Tender

Knowledge:

    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Hearing and Speech
  • speak clearly
  • recognize spoken words

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Integrity

Technology:

    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Oracle PeopleSoft
  • SAP software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    no high school diploma/GED
    high school diploma/GED
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