On the Job
Motorboat Operators operate small motor-driven boats. They may help with navigation.
This career requires good eyesight.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation.
- Operate ships or other watercraft.
- Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards.
- Position material handling equipment.
- Secure watercraft to docks, wharves or other vessels.
- Maintain watercraft engines or machinery.
- Clean vessels or marine equipment.
- Measure the level or depth of water or other liquids.
- Direct emergency management activities.
- Direct material handling or moving activities.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Working in a closed vehicle or equipment.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
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