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+ Able Seamen Job Description
Whether on inland waterways or on the high seas, able seamen or "deckhands" play an important role in the commercial shipping industry or merchant marines. When in port, they rig cargo booms and tend other machines used to load and unload a ship. When under way, they may stand watch, steer the ship, inspect, maintain, and operate life boats, anchors, cargo-handling machines, and other deck equipment > view more

+ Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors Job Description
When we think of air travel, we tend to think of people on the go. But there are plenty of other things that travel by plane. In fact, there are entire fleets of aircraft dedicated only to cargo operations. Aircraft cargo handling supervisors are responsible for making sure cargo is properly loaded and transported safely. They need to be experts in calculating the maximum amount of cargo the plane can carry > view more

+ Amusement and Recreation Attendants Job Description
When people are looking for amusement or recreation, they can go to golf courses, carnivals, billiard parlors, and bowling alleys. But they can also go to places like Disney World, Six Flags, Sesame Place, Busch Gardens, and other theme parks. To ensure that the public has a fun and entertaining yet safe experience, amusement and recreation attendants directly interact with the public: selling and collecting tickets, operating amusement concessions, distributing equipment, and otherwise facilitating an activity > view more

+ Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
The diesel engine is the workhorse powering most heavy vehicles and equipment today, because it is more durable and delivers more power than its gasoline counterpart. Diesel engine mechanics maintain, repair and rebuild diesel engines and the vehicles they power. Some mechanics work on equipment ranging from bulldozers to farm tractors, while others work on locomotives and even boats. With the increasing number of electronic parts used to operate the engine, mechanics now use handheld diagnostic computers and other specialized test equipment to determine the necessary repairs > view more

+ Bus Drivers, School Job Description
A friendly person in many young children’s lives is the School Bus driver. These individuals are responsible for safely transporting children to and from school every day. Students are picked up and dropped off at designated locations on a set route and schedule. School bus drivers are trained to operate their vehicles safely and maintain a safe atmosphere on the bus. Drivers must be especially careful when children get on or exit the bus > 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

+ Crane and Tower Operators Job Description
For passers-by, it seems amazing that any one person can handle the crane towering over a construction site. It appears to have a life of its own—a gigantic creature bending, turning, and lifting materials, machinery, or other heavy objects. But someone is very much in control: crane and tower operators are highly trained construction professionals who have reached the height of the equipment operation ladder…literally! Material-moving equipment operators are classified by the type of equipment they operate, and nothing is more complex or important than the cranes and towers that make big building projects possible > view more

+ Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
Dispatchers are often at the hub of communication -at a taxicab or bus company, as a tow truck dispatcher, or even at a gas and water service company. A dispatcher plays a key role in relaying important information in a timely fashion. Typically, a dispatcher is responsible for all communications within a certain area and is required to keep records, logs and schedules of the calls they receive, the vehicles they monitor and the response to each call > view more

+ Driver/Sales Workers Job Description
From the bread to soft drinks to toothpaste, the products you find on the supermarket shelves have been placed there by one of the legions of driver-sales workers employed by nearly every company with a product to sell in a retail store. In some businesses, a salesperson persuades a store to buy the product, a driver delivers it, and the store owner has the items unpacked and placed on the shelves > view more

+ Excavating and Loading Machine Operators Job Description
Want the “scoop” on an interesting and challenging job? Consider Excavating and Loading Machine Operators. These are the people who operate machinery equipped with scoops, shovels or buckets. They are called upon to excavate for the mining or construction industries. Or they may be needed to dredge up dirt from the bottoms of waterways. Another part of the job may entail loading ore and other loose material > view more

+ Helpers--Production Workers Job Description
Despite all the advances made by automation, there’s still the need for human helpers on the factory floor. Production helpers perform unskilled tasks around the work area. They may help assembly line workers set up or tend machinery, fetch or hold materials or tools, or feed items into the machines. They use carts, dollies, and hand trucks to move materials between work areas. They may keep records of machine processes…or clean the machinery after use…or sort and load finished products > view more

+ Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators Job Description
Industrial truck and tractor operators are responsible for the movement of manufactured goods, grain, coal, construction materials, or other heavy items, around a factory or on and off ships. Operators must have the ability to judge distance, a good sense of balance, and good eye-hand-foot coordination to operate such equipment. Their primary responsibilities are to protect the materials they carry, to ensure that the goods arrive at the proper destination, and to adhere to strict safety practices so they avoid roll-overs and collisions > view more

+ Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining Job
So many of the things that end up making our lives easier…started off deep underground. Helping to extract coal, metal and non-metallic minerals from the earth's interior is the job of miners. Loading machine operators help clear the mine of debris. They control machinery equipped with power shovels, scrapers or scoops… or with gathering arms and a conveyor. Rock, coal or other materials are loaded into vehicles that will transport them away from the job site > view more

+ Locomotive Engineers and Railroad Conductors Job Description
Commuter trains gliding between stations…subways running under city streets…freight trains chugging across the heartland…every kind of train needs a steady, experienced hand at the throttle…and on the brakes. Locomotive engineers are railroaders who have reached a cherished goal. Usually they have been chosen by the rail company from the ranks of experienced operations employees. After long hours of training, in the yard, in classrooms, and on simulators, a newly licensed engineer becomes an assistant engineer, moving on to handling trains in the railyard…and from there to longer runs > 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

+ Motor Vehicle Inspectors Job Description
Whether the motor vehicle has 18 wheels… Or it’s the family car… The government requires it be inspected for safety and/or emissions on a regular basis. Proof of passing that inspection is displayed—and if it’s out of date, the operator of the vehicle faces a fine. Motor Vehicle Inspectors examine cars and trucks, accessories, air lines and electric circuits and report on what repairs are needed > view more

+ Nursery Workers Job Description
People love plants. Shrubs provide privacy and reduce noise. Gardens add color and often attract butterflies and birds. But, whether you buy your plants at a home or garden center, a grocery store, or someplace else, they all come from plant nurseries. These are businesses that literally "nurse" seedlings in greenhouses until they can survive in the outside world. Nursery workers make this possible > view more

+ Operating Engineers Job Description
Operating engineers quite literally operate power-driven construction machines like shovels, cranes, tractors, bulldozers, pile drivers, concrete mixers, and industrial pumps. If something is massive and heavy, and if it requires a big, powerful machine, an operating engineer will probably be involved. Work sites include building and road construction projects, mines, steel mills, warehouses, and heavy manufacturing plants > view more

+ Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
Nearly every product made is sold in its own unique packaging. Making sure those items are properly packaged is the job of a packaging and filling machine operator. Whether it’s bagging items, rolling sheets, filling containers, making blister packs, wrapping, or boxing, packaging readies the product for display and purchase. Operators move materials to and from production areas -- manually or with forklifts, dollies, carts, or handtrucks > view more

+ Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors Job Description
Refuse and recyclable materials collectors gather trash, garbage, and newspapers, aluminum cans, bottles, and other recyclable materials from homes and businesses along regularly scheduled routes. They lift and empty garbage cans into trucks or operate a hydraulic lift truck that picks up and empties dumpsters. The job is usually dusty, dirty, and smelly — but always essential! And that's just the point > 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

+ Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs Job Description
Being a taxi driver or chauffer is a way to make money in between or in addition to other jobs. Some people make a career of it. In most big cities taxis and hired cars and drivers transport tourists, business people, the elderly and people who otherwise can’t or don’t drive themselves or take public transportation. So there is always a need for drivers. But it can be stressful, physically and mentally > 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

+ Traffic Technician Job Description
There’s a lot more to traffic than “stop” and “go.” To keep motorists moving, Traffic Technicians perform many complex tasks. They might set the length of time a light stays “red…” Count the number of trucks using a particular bridge… Make sure a road crew is protected and well marked… Or analyze accident reports to determine if a highway interchange is too dangerous… Those are just a few examples, of the work that goes into enhancing safety and the smooth flow of traffic > view more