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Title :  Watercraft Operator
Company Name :  army
Location :  Seattle, WA
Required Skills :  NONE
Preferred Skills :  
Min. Years Experience :  0
Min. Education :  HS DIPLOMA/GED
Description/Duties :
Army operations aren't strictly limited to land. Ocean going harbor craft are often used to support operations throughout the continental United States and overseas. It's up to members of the Army watercraft team to navigate, pilot, and maintain these watercraft. Army watercraft soldiers have unique opportunities to embark upon specialized landing craft, gain valuable skills in vessel navigation, or be part of a tug boat crew, moving needed equipment on barges in local harbors or on longer open ocean voyages. Watercraft operators are part of a piloting team using electronic positioning systems, handheld navigation tools, and traditional watch standing procedures aboard many of the Army's watercraft. Watercraft Operators are primarily responsible for navigation, cargo operations and supervising other Soldiers on Army watercraft. Some of your duties as a Watercraft Operator may include:

Navigating watercraft
Consulting maps, charts, weather reports and navigation equipment
Operating amphibious craft during troop landings
Docking and undocking vessels
Sending and receiving messages with radios, beacons and signal flags
Operating and maintaining lifeboats and vessel fire equipment
Securing all types of cargo using capstans, winches, hoists and davits
Reporting navigational hazards to the vessel master while underway
Identifying and interpreting single-letter international code signal flags
Maintaining boats and deck equipment
Dropping and weighing anchors
Keeping ship logs
 
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