Sailors & 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.
Also called: Able Bodied Seaman (AB Seaman), Able Seaman, Deck Hand, Deckhand

Knowledge:

    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    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
  • pay attention to one sound while there are other distracting sounds
  • tell the difference between sounds
    Vision
  • see details that are far away

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
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • KNMI TurboWin
  • Kongsberg Maritime K-Log Deck Logbook
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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