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Freight & Cargo Inspectors

Also called: Marine Surveyor, Marine Cargo Surveyor, Surveyor, Petroleum Inspector

What they do:
Inspect the handling, storage, and stowing of freight and cargoes.
On the job, you would:
  • Prepare and submit reports after completion of freight shipments.
  • Inspect shipments to ensure that freight is securely braced and blocked.
  • Record details about freight conditions, handling of freight, and any problems encountered.

Knowledge

Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Analytical Thinking

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software
  • Email software
Document management software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat software
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office software

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$65,950
per year, on average
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