Mates- Ship, Boat, & Barge
Also called: Deckhand, First Mate, Mate, Tugboat Mate
What they do:Supervise or coordinate activities of crew aboard ships, boats, barges, or dredges.
On the job, you would:
- Steer vessels, using navigational devices, such as compasses or sextants, or navigational aids, such as lighthouses or buoys.
- Stand watches on vessels during specified periods while vessels are under way.
- Determine geographical positions of ships, using lorans, azimuths of celestial bodies, or computers, and use this information to determine the course and speed of a ship.
Math and Science
Safety and Government
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Route navigation software
Data base user interface and query software
Facilities management software
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