Sailors and Marine Oilers

Sailors and 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.

Key Competencies * Dependability * Cooperation * Concern for Others * Attention to Detail * Self Control * Initiative * Social Orientation * Persistence * Integrity * Adaptability/Flexibility

Representative Tasks * Handle lines to moor vessels to wharfs, to tie up vessels to other vessels, or to rig towing lines. * Read pressure and temperature gauges or displays and record data in engineering logs. * Tie barges together into tow units for tugboats to handle, inspecting barges periodically during voyages and disconnecting them when destinations are reached.


Transportation & Warehousing, Government,

Job Family Transportation and Material Moving

Sample Job Titles Able Bodied Seaman (AB Seaman), Able Bodied Watchman (AB Watchman), Able Seaman, Barge Hand, Barge Worker, Bargeman, Boat Crew Deck Hand, Boat Deckhand, Boat Hand, Boat Laborer, Boat Person, Bosun, Buoy Tender, Cabin Worker, Cadet, Captain's Assistant, Chief Engineer's Helper, Chief Yeoman, Crew Member, Crewman, Deck Cadet, Deck Hand, Deck Mate, Deckhand, Deckhand Engineer, Ferry Hand, Ferryman, Float Tender, Floater, Floatman, Handyman, Lighterman, Lookout, Marine Firefighter, Marine Fireman, Marine Oiler, Marine Technician, Marine Water Tender, Mariner, Master at Arms, Merchant Seaman, Oiler, Ordinary Seaman, Pleasure Craft Sailor, Quartermaster, Refrigerating Oiler, River Transportation Worker, Riverman, Roustabout, Sailor, Scaler, Scow Hand, Scowman, Seaman, Ship Laborer, Steerer, Steersman, Tankerman, Vessel Ordinary Seaman, Water Tender, Wheelman, Wiper, Yacht Hand, Yachtsman.