Mates- Ship, Boat, and Barge

OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION

Supervise or coordinate activities of crew aboard ships, boats, barges, or dredges.

SKILLS & REQUIRED SKILL LEVELS
Core Skill Levels Required:
  • Operation and Control: 3.5
  • Time Management: 3.38
  • Operation Monitoring: 3.38
  • Reading Comprehension: 3.25
  • Judgment and Decision Making: 3.25
  • Critical Thinking: 3.25
  • Monitoring: 3.25
Supplemental Skill Levels Required:
  • Coordination: 3.12
  • Active Listening: 3.12
  • Complex Problem Solving: 3.12
  • Management of Personnel Resources: 3.12
  • Active Learning: 3.12
  • Writing: 3.12
  • Speaking: 3.12
  • Social Perceptiveness: 3
  • Instructing: 3
  • Troubleshooting: 3
  • Equipment Maintenance: 2.88
  • Repairing: 2.75
  • Quality Control Analysis: 2.75
  • Persuasion: 2.62
  • Service Orientation: 2.5
  • Systems Evaluation: 2.5
  • Systems Analysis: 2.5
  • Negotiation: 2.38
  • Learning Strategies: 2.38
  • Mathematics: 2.25
  • Equipment Selection: 2
  • Operations Analysis: 1.75
  • Management of Material Resources: 1.62
  • Science: 1.5
  • Management of Financial Resources: 1.38
  • Technology Design: 0.88
  • Programming: 0.62
CORE TASKS
  • Steer vessels, using navigational devices, such as compasses or sextants, or navigational aids, such as lighthouses or buoys.
  • Stand watches on vessels during specified periods while vessels are under way.
  • Determine geographical positions of ships, using lorans, azimuths of celestial bodies, or computers, and use this information to determine the course and speed of a ship.
  • Assume command of vessels in the event that ships' masters become incapacitated.
  • Inspect equipment, such as cargo-handling gear, lifesaving equipment, visual-signaling equipment, or fishing, towing, or dredging gear, to detect problems.
  • Participate in activities related to maintenance of vessel security.
  • Arrange for ships to be stocked, fueled, or repaired.
  • Observe loading or unloading of cargo or equipment to ensure that handling and storage are performed according to specifications.
  • Supervise crew members in the repair or replacement of defective gear or equipment.
  • Supervise crews in cleaning or maintaining decks, superstructures, or bridges.

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