Also called: Docking Pilot, Harbor Pilot, Pilot, River Pilot
What they do:Command ships to steer them into and out of harbors, estuaries, straits, or sounds, or on rivers, lakes, or bays. Must be licensed by U.S. Coast Guard with limitations indicating class and tonnage of vessels for which license is valid and route and waters that may be piloted.
On the job, you would:
- Direct courses and speeds of ships, based on specialized knowledge of local winds, weather, water depths, tides, currents, and hazards.
- Steer ships into or out of berths, or signal tugboat captains to berth or unberth ships.
- Set ships' courses to avoid reefs, outlying shoals, or other hazards, using navigational aids, such as lighthouses or buoys.
- movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Safety and Government
- law and government
- public safety and security
Math and Science
Education and Training
- teaching and course design
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
- thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
- know where things are around you
- imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed
- see details that are far away
- decide which thing is closer or farther away from you or decide how far away it is from you
- pay attention to something without being distracted
- do two or more things at the same time
- quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Stress Tolerance
- Self Control
You might use software like this on the job:
Route navigation software
- Jeppesen Marine Nobeltec Admiral
- Maptech The CAPN
Data base user interface and query software
- Log book software