Ship and Boat Captains

Ship and Boat Captains

Command vessels in oceans, bays, lakes, rivers, or coastal waters.

Key Competencies * Dependability * Leadership * Self Control * Stress Tolerance * Initiative * Integrity * Independence * Persistence * Attention to Detail * Achievement/Effort

Representative Tasks * Steer and operate vessels, using radios, depth finders, radars, lights, buoys, or lighthouses. * Adjust navigation according to weather conditions. * Dock or undock vessels, sometimes maneuvering through narrow spaces, such as locks.


Construction, Manufacturing,

Job Family Transportation and Material Moving

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