Motorboat Operators

Code: 53-5022.00

Description : Operate small motor-driven boats. May assist in navigational activities.

JobTitles : Launch Operator, Boat Operator, Crew Boat Operator, Water Taxi Operator, Launchman, Watch Leader, Charter Boat Operator, Pilot Boat Operator

  • Maintain desired courses, using compasses or electronic navigational aids.
  • Follow safety procedures in order to ensure the protection of passengers, cargo, and vessels.
  • Direct safety operations in emergency situations.
  • Operate engine throttles and steering mechanisms in order to guide boats on desired courses.
  • Oversee operation of vessels used for carrying passengers, motor vehicles, or goods across rivers, harbors, lakes, and coastal waters.
  • Secure boats to docks with mooring lines, and cast off lines to enable departure.
  • Service motors by performing tasks such as changing oil and lubricating parts.
  • Arrange repairs, fuel, and supplies for vessels.
  • Maintain equipment such as range markers, fire extinguishers, boat fenders, lines, pumps, and fittings.
  • Organize and direct the activities of crew members.