Sailors and Marine Oilers:

Stand watch to look for obstructions in path of vessel, measure water depth, turn wheel on bridge, or use emergency equipment as directed by captain, mate, or pilot. Break out, rig, overhaul, and store cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear. Perform a variety of maintenance tasks to preserve the painted surface of the ship and to maintain line and ship equipment. Must hold government-issued certification and tankerman certification when working aboard liquid-carrying vessels. Includes able seamen and ordinary seamen.

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Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 518
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -6.79 %

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Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up specialized rigging
Employ stationary rigging aboard ship
Handle boat or ship tie-off lines
Deploy running gear on watercraft
Connect hoses to equipment or machinery
Don/Doff transportation or shipping related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Secure watercraft to docks, wharves or other vessels
Repair watercraft gear such as fishing nets
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Set course or speed of vessel, vehicle, or craft
Pilot water vessels
Operate ships or other watercraft
Steer vessel, vehicle, or craft
Operate lifting equipment such as hoists, winches, or hydraulic booms
Operate cargo handling gear
Operate material or personnel moving, lifting, loading, or unloading equipment
Recover underwater material or objects

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Repair ship or boat engine, machinery, or equipment
Repair specialized rigging
Repair boat or ship hull
Maintain ship or boat engine, machinery, or equipment
Maintain boat or ship hull
Maintain material moving equipment in good working condition
Clean marine vessels or equipment
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts

Performing General Physical Activities

Load shipments, belongings, or materials
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities in transportation or shipping related venues
Move heavy objects in transportation or shipping environments
Stand watch on vessel
Operate emergency fire or rescue equipment
Load/Unload passenger luggage or cargo
Erect machinery in marine or maritime setting

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Charter Boat Operator's License (18-0000000158)

312 IAC 9-7-17 Charter fishing boat operator's license Authority: IC 14-22-2-6; IC 14-22-15 Affected: IC 14-22-15-4 Sec. 17. (a) An individual may not take another individual sport fishing for hire on: (1) Indiana waters; (2) waters containing state-owned fish; or (3) state boundary waters; without a charter fishing boat operator's license issued by the director under IC 14-22-15-4 and this section. (b) A license holder under this section shall, on a departmental form, keep legible and accurate daily fishing records of the: (1) species; (2) numbers, locations, and dates of fish taken; and (3) number of fishermen and hours fished; while engaged in charter fishing. These daily records shall be recorded before the licensed fishing person departs the boat at the conclusion of the fishing trip. (c) A license holder under this section shall, on a departmental form, prepare a monthly report of the information maintained on the daily fishing records. The monthly report shall be submitted to the director or the director's representative before the fifteenth day of each month following the month covered. The report shall be submitted each month regardless of whether charter fishing activity occurs in the month covered unless the license holder has submitted an Inactive License Form to signify that no fishing activity will take place for the remainder of the calendar year. The Inactive License Form shall be submitted to the director or the director's representative before the fifteenth day of the month following the month the license is deemed inactive. (d) The director or the director's representative may, at any reasonable time, inspect the daily fishing records required under subsection (b) or IC 14-22-15-4.

- Indiana Department of Natural Resources~Division of Fish and Wildlife (3172336527)

Occupational Riverboat Gambling License (18-0000000026)

In order to obtain a license to work in a riverboat casino, the candidate must: Be at least 18 years of age. Not have been convicted of a felony nor have been subject to disciplinary action that woul interfere with the ability to carry out professional duties. Demonstrate a level of skill of knowledge that the commission determines is necessary to perform the skills necessary for the occupation. Submit a full set of fingerprints. Pay all application and licensure fees.

- Indiana Gaming Commission (3172330046)

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