Transportation Inspectors

Marine Cargo Surveyor, Marine Surveyor, Petroleum Inspector, Surveyor

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Airdrop Systems Technician; Cargo Specialist; Combat Engineer; Combat Medic Specialist; Military Police; Mobility Officer; Petroleum Laboratory Specialist; Railway Specialist (USAR only); Transportation Management Coordinator; Unit Supply Specialist
Aviation Engineering Specialty; Aviation Maintenance Technician
Airborne and Air Delivery Specialist; Aviation Operations Specialist; Aviation Supply Specialist; Inventory Management Specialist; Motor Vehicle Operator
C-130 Second Loadmaster; Household Goods Officer; Landing Craft Air Cushion Loadmaster; Loadmaster
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What they do:
Inspect equipment or goods in connection with the safe transport of cargo or people. Includes rail transportation inspectors, such as freight inspectors, rail inspectors, and other inspectors of transportation vehicles not elsewhere classified.
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.



  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • customer service
  • management

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills

  • reading work related information
  • talking to others

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • 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


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software

  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology In Demand

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology In Demand

Document management software

  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat Hot Technology


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