Sailors & Marine Oilers
Description : 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.
JobTitles : Deckhand, Deck Hand, Able Seaman, Able Bodied Seaman (AB Seaman), Able Bodied Watchman (AB Watchman), Bosun, Merchant Marine, Oiler, Quarter Master, Able Bodied Tankerman (AB Tankerman)
- Maintain government-issued certifications, as required.
- Lower and man lifeboats when emergencies occur.
- Stand by wheels when ships are on automatic pilot and verify accuracy of courses, using magnetic compasses.
- Steer ships under the direction of commanders or navigating officers or direct helmsmen to steer, following designated courses.
- Handle lines to moor vessels to wharfs, to tie up vessels to other vessels, or to rig towing lines.
- Stand watch in ships' bows or bridge wings to look for obstructions in a ship's path or to locate navigational aids, such as buoys or lighthouses.
- Stand gangway watches to prevent unauthorized persons from boarding ships while in port.
- Overhaul lifeboats or lifeboat gear and lower or raise lifeboats with winches or falls.
- Operate, maintain, or repair ship equipment, such as winches, cranes, derricks, or weapons system.
- Load or unload materials from vessels.