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+ Agricultural Inspectors Job Description
America’s farms and ranches feed the world. The wood from our forests is also in great demand. Agricultural Inspectors help to make sure that everything grown for commercial purposes meets government standards for quality and safety. Inspectors are involved in all aspects of the production process…often examining samples along the way. They also inspect the equipment used in the production; checking to see that it’s clean and in proper working condition > view more

+ Auditors Job Description
What’s the difference between an accountant and an auditor? Basically, accountants keep track of the money, and auditors check their work. But there's much more to the work than simply "balancing the books." These financial professionals are involved in nearly every area of all types of business, industry, and government. Budgeting, planning, cost control...employee compensation, asset management, new product development > view more

+ Aviation Inspectors Job Description
When you board an aircraft, it’s good to know that aviation inspectors have been on the job. They ensure that all United States registered aircraft meet federal safety regulations. One way this is done is by careful and extensive inspection of the aircraft. Aviation inspectors must also examine flight and repair records. Only aircraft that have a valid airworthy, certificate issued by the FAA, can fly > view more

+ Bill and Account Collectors Job Description
Bill and Account Collectors contact customers with overdue bills. Collectors call customers, inform them of the amount due and ask for payment. If the Customer disputes the amount or the transaction, the Collector investigates the matter. When customers move without leaving a forwarding address, collectors check with the post office, phone companies and computerized databases to find a new address and contact the customer > view more

+ Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
The world of cameras and photography is becoming increasingly complex. What once was a simple mechanical matter of allowing light to enter a box and engrave an image… now can involve complex electronics and computer chips. So camera and photographic equipment repairers need very specific knowledge and training. Career schools offer classes in subjects like computer or film technology. Manufacturers and retailers offer on-the-job training > view more

+ Captains and Mates on Water Vessels Job Description
Seafaring is not just a career…it’s a lifestyle. Captains and mates spend months at a time on vessels of all sizes…on inland lakes and rivers, as well as the open sea. Captains and mates are the senior officers of the ship. Earning one of these positions usually comes after years on board, demonstrating competence and working your way up through the ranks. The captain is responsible for every aspect of the voyage > view more

+ Cargo and Freight Agents Job Description
Businesses need orders filled and shipments moved as quickly as possible. Cargo and freight agents are the people who help make that happen. Whatever the size, route or nature of the shipment, these agents handle the details of getting cargo from place of origination…to destination swiftly and efficiently. Cargo and freight agents take orders from customers and arrange getting the freight to the loading platform > view more

+ Concierges Job Description
In a hotel, apartment or office building, a person with the title concierge helps ease the way for visitors and residents in many ways. The concierge may take messages, arrange transportation, or process requests for housekeeping and maintenance. In some areas, the concierge is the person to see for tickets for a sporting event, or show. It’s a crucial position for the management of the building or hotel, because the concierge can make people feel good…or bad…about the establishment > view more

+ Couriers and Messengers Job Description
Some call them messengers, some call them couriers. What they do is pick up and deliver letters, important business documents or packages. Even in an electronic age, the physical act of delivering something important is essential. A messenger is called when the item has to be delivered quickly or when it’s so important that it has to be hand-carried to its destination. Usually messengers deliver things locally—either within a building when they work for a large company, or across town in a metropolitan area > view more

+ Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks Job Description
Companies know that extending credit is risky business. Credit authorizers, checkers and clerks work to reduce the risk. Credit clerks assemble the documents and process the transactions for people applying for loans or credit. Checkers verify what people put down on application forms. By phone or computer, checkers contact banks, credit bureaus and other sources for facts about an applicant's earnings, spending and bill-paying > view more

+ Demonstrators and Product Promoters Job Description
When a product is sitting on the shelf, it’s easy not to notice it. The job of demonstrators and product promoters is to bring the product to a shopper’s attention. Demonstrators promote sales of a product to consumers. Product Promoters try to induce retail stores to sell particular products and market them effectively. They work in stores, on television and sometimes door-to-door, showing potential customers why a particular item is a must-have > view more

+ Financial Examiners Job Description
The nation’s economy depends on businesses that are sound and trustworthy. But we don’t depend on trust alone. Financial Examiners help to make sure that the laws and guidelines regarding money are being properly followed. For example, when a bank claims it has a certain amount of cash reserves… …or when a company plans to sell shares of stock to the public… …a Financial Examiner checks the records > view more

+ Fire Inspectors Job Description
Fire inspectors fight fires by trying to keep them from starting. As part of a department's fire prevention division, inspectors examine commercial buildings for compliance with fire codes, looking for conditions that might cause a fire. They may even test the fire extinguishers and smoke alarms. Developers often call on them to check and approve plans for new structures. Fire inspectors communicate what they know about preventing fires to the public > view more

+ First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing
Farms…fish hatcheries…and commercial forests share a common need: to produce with efficiency, they require a support team of trained workers. Leading those teams are first-line supervisors of farming, fishing and forestry. Most often, these managers have spent time on the front-lines, performing many of the same duties they oversee. But in addition to hands-on expertise, they've demonstrated superior organizational skills and the ability to motivate other workers > view more

+ Forest and Conservation Technicians Job Description
They are all around us, creating beauty, providing timber, and even helping to clean the air. But we too often we take trees...and the forests where they grow...for granted. Once ubiquitous and self-sufficient, our nation’s woodlands now require special management and care. That’s the job of forest and conservation technicians. They usually work outdoors, often in remote locations, checking the health of individual trees – and tree populations > view more

+ Gas Plant Operators Job Description
Gas is a product of nature. But it takes a lot of technology to extract gas from nature, and to distribute it for use in industry and homes. Gas Plant Operators are responsible for performing these tasks safely and efficiently. For example, they’re in charge of complex equipment that extracts nitrogen and oxygen from the air. Or they might be in a plant that liquefies, compresses, or re-gasifies natural gas > view more

+ Geographic Information Specialists Job Description
Technology has created a new kind of analyst: the geographic information specialist. GIS stands for geographic information systems. It uses computers to store, interpret and display a vast variety of data identified by location. But it goes well beyond maps and pictures. A GIS database contains layers of information. The layers can be combined into different models , so that we can instantly see the effects new information might have on an area > view more

+ Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
People have always wanted to look their best, and hairdressers and hairstylists—or “cosmetologists,” as they may be called—have helped them achieve that goal. These professionals shampoo, cut, and style hair. But they may also color, straighten, or curl hair and give manicures, pedicures, and scalp and facial treatments. All states require hairdressers and hairstylists to be licensed, but training and apprenticeship requirements vary widely, so be sure to check before entering a program > view more

+ Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks Job Description
The desk clerk is usually the first person a guest encounters when checking into a hotel or motel. So, in addition to performing specific duties, the desk clerk has the responsibility of making a great first impression. It is important to be able to quickly and efficiently follow the steps needed to get a guest checked in. Being knowledgeable about checkout times, hotel services, and local attractions is essential > view more

+ Housekeeping Supervisors Job Description
America is a country on the move. So the outlook for employment in the hotel and motel business is good! Making sure rooms, meeting and banquet rooms are clean and equipped is the job of the Housekeeping Supervisor. This position is sometimes called an Executive Housekeeper, and involves many management duties such as hiring, training and firing staff, ordering supplies and maintaining a budget > view more

+ Loan Interviewers and Clerks Job Description
Whether applying for a credit card…or a home mortgage, you need to go through an approval process. And that’s where Loan Interviewers and Clerks come in. They play a vital role in helping lending institutions determine if you are a good …or bad credit risk. They do this by examining your credit history. The first step is often interviewing the loan applicant…either in person or on the phone. Speaking clearly, listening carefully and taking accurate notes are essential qualities > view more

+ Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants
Certain situations require that we change…or temporarily store…our street clothes while away from home. That’s why we need locker room, coatroom and dressing room attendants. Locker room attendants perform varied tasks in athletic facilities. They assign lockers and rent footwear or other gear. They answer members' questions and explain how equipment is used. They're often responsible for cleaning and maintaining the locker room, including restocking supplies > view more

+ Machine Setters and Tenders Job Description
Nearly every company that manufactures things needs machine setters and tenders. That's because, as powerful as they may be, most machines can't "feed themselves" with the raw materials they were designed to process. Specific duties vary depending on the industry, but most machines need someone to change molds, bits, or cutting tools, fill reservoirs, make fine adjustments, and check coolant or lubricant levels > view more

+ Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners Job Description
Housekeepers and their assistants are an important part of the "hospitality industry." They work in hotels and motels, making sure that each guest checks into a clean, neat room with fresh sheets on the bed and fresh towels in the bathroom. Attention to detail is essential. Since guests have different schedules, not every room can be made up in the same way. Housekeepers may have to skip around their assigned floors, yet still make sure that every room on their list has been made up by the end of the day > view more

+ Maintenance Workers, Machinery Job Description
): When a production line stops, a company stops making money. Maintenance machinists are crucial to keeping production running. Machinery maintenance workers, also called industrial mechanics, or maintenance machinists, not only repair broken machines but must also be able to spot minor problems and fix them. For this reason preventive maintenance, inspection and checking performance is a big part of the job > view more

+ Meter Readers, Utilities Job Description
Homes and businesses use utilities such as electric, gas and water. Consumption is tracked by meters. The people responsible for monitoring usage are Utilities Meter Readers. While their main function is to record the amount used to ensure accurate billing, they also look for unusual fluctuations. Meter readers inspect the units for damage, sending reports back to the home office to order repairs > view more

+ Millwrights Job Description
From construction digs to assembly lines, businesses rely on a key equipment specialist to set up the work area: the millwright. Millwrights install, repair and dismantle heavy, motor-driven equipment at construction sites, and in large manufacturing and processing centers, industrial plants…and any place with a conveyor belt or assembly line.. Even before the equipment gets to the site, the millwright is already there, consulting with managers, checking blueprints and choosing the best location for the machinery > view more

+ Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines Job Description
When it comes to fixing our cars, we go to an automobile mechanic. But there are many other types of mechanics. Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics service industrial equipment used in construction, logging and mining. Service technicians employed by the Federal Government may work on tanks and other armored equipment. From towering cranes…to giant drills deep underground, mechanics keep equipment running properly and safely > view more

+ Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
Computer Numerically Controlled—or “CNC” (Narrator, pronounced: “see-en-see”)—machines are industrial robots that drill, grind, punch, extrude, or mill plastic or metal stock into parts for home appliances, industrial equipment, and many other products. The machines are very fast, very efficient, and very accurate. But they are useless without skilled numerical control machine operators. Human beings must set up every machine, making sure that the various bits, bores, and other tool heads are sharp and racked where the machine expects them to be > view more

+ Opticians, Dispensing Job Description
Dispensing and measuring opticians help people see, and look their best. Opticians help customers select eyewear that serves two needs: the eye doctor’s prescription and the customer’s self image. So a fashion sense is needed along with technical skill. Opticians are trained to measure the client’s eyes so that the lenses are made to provide vision enhancement precisely suited to the individual > view more

+ Parking Lot Attendants Job Description
The job of Parking Lot Attendant may look easy …but it requires a lot of drive to do it well. Whether they work in multi-level garages…or outside in lots, attendants have many responsibilities. For example, they often need to inspect the condition of the car when it’s first brought in. By pointing out dents and scratches to the owner…before taking responsibility…you protect yourself and your employer from unfounded complaints later > view more

+ Power Plant Operators Job Description
We're so used to a reliable supply of electricity for our everyday needs, that it can come as a shock when it's suddenly not there. Power plant operators keep us plugged in. These workers control the machinery that generates electricity. They monitor the function of key power plant equipment, such as boilers, turbines and generators. They direct the output of the system to meet constantly changing demands for power > view more

+ Precision Devices Inspectors and Testers Job Description
also check the work of other people. Just about every manufactured product, from the clothes we wear, to the food we eat, to the cars we drive, are subject to inspection. And we’re fortunate to live in a country that maintains strict standards to make sure food, drugs and products are as safe as possible. Some inspectors, testers and graders work for the government. But most work for the companies whose products they check > view more

+ Prepress Technicians and Workers Job Description
Prepress technicians and workers are the final stop for graphic designs on their way to the printed page. In a large printing operation, you might handle only a few specific tasks. In a smaller shop, you might perform all of the pre-press duties yourself. Desktop operators assemble documents, using design software to manipulate pictures and type. Those files are sent to the preflight technicians, who check one more time for errors and any missing elements > view more

+ Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders Job Description
We live in the Internet age, but printing text and images on paper and other materials is more popular than ever. That’s good news for the print press machine operators who setup and operate printing presses. Employed by firms that print color newspaper inserts and catalogs, by small shops that do custom business printing, and by many companies in between, these workers are essential to modern business > view more

+ Stock Clerks, Sales Floor Job Description
Companies, plants and stores use Stock Clerks to receive, sort, unpack, store and keep track of materials or products. Most stock clerks work in grocery and department stores. Stock clerks check deliveries against invoices for accuracy and for damages. The items are then organized, marked and placed into the inventory system. Bar code scanners and computers are often used to track the items > view more

+ Surgeons Job Description
Repairing injuries… preventing disease… even transplanting organs: surgeons are literally on the “cutting edge” of medicine. Unless it’s an emergency situation, the surgeon meets with the patient and listens to the problem. The doctor does an examination and considers medical history, lab work and other possible treatments before deciding on the need for surgery. Possessing that famous "good bedside manner" can help in explaining the diagnosis, the risks of the operation, and the patient's responsibilities before and after the procedure > view more

+ Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Job Description
Drivers of Tractor-Trailer Trucks are people who really deliver. Just about everything we use…from cars to food to furniture…comes to us on big rigs. Before the drivers leave the terminal or warehouse, they will get details about their assignments, called manifests. Then the drivers will load up and make sure their rigs are ready for the road. They’ll check fuel and oil levels, as well as brakes, windshield wipers and lights > view more

+ Waiters and Waitresses Job Description
Waiters and waitresses take orders and serve food in restaurants, coffee shops, and other establishments. But few people realize that a waiter or waitress can make or break a business. That's because "service sells!" The food may be completely ordinary, but if the waiters and waitresses are friendly and attentive, customers will come back again and again. Job opportunities can range from local diners… to national chains… to expensive restaurants in major cities and resort areas > view more

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