Bridge and Lock Tenders

Bridge and 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.

Key Competencies * Dependability * Self Control * Cooperation * Attention to Detail * Stress Tolerance * Integrity * Concern for Others * Independence * Adaptability/Flexibility * Initiative

Representative Tasks * Record names, types, and destinations of vessels passing through bridge openings or locks, and numbers of trains or vehicles crossing bridges. * Move levers to activate traffic signals, navigation lights, and alarms. * Check that bridges are clear of vehicles and pedestrians prior to opening.


Government, Transportation & Warehousing,

Job Family Transportation and Material Moving

Sample Job Titles Bridge Crew Member, Bridge Leverman, Bridge Opener, Bridge Operator, Bridge Operator, Slip, Bridge Saw Operator, Bridge Tender, Bridgeman, Chief Lock Tender Operator, Crossing Tender, Crossing Watchman, Dam Attendant, Dam Operator, Dam Tender, Dam Tender Assistant, Draw Operator, Drawbridge Operator, Drawbridge Tender, Gate Attendant, Lighthouse Keeper, Lock and Dam Operator, Lock and Dam Repairer, Lock Keeper, Lock Master, Lock Operator, Lock Tender, Lockman, Locks Tender, Marine Tower Operator, Station Gateman, Tender.