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Job Family: Air Transportation
Benchmark Title: Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers pilot and navigate the flight of multi-engine aircraft in regularly
scheduled service for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport rating and
certification in specific aircraft type used.
 
Benchmark Title: Airfield Operations Specialists
Airfield Operations Specialists ensure the safe takeoff and landing of commercial and military aircraft. Duties
include coordination between air-traffic control and maintenance personnel; dispatching; using airfield landing and
navigational aids; implementing airfield safety procedures; monitoring and maintaining flight records; and applying
knowledge of weather information.
 
Benchmark Title: Airplane Dispatchers and Air Traffic Controllers
Air Traffic Controllers control air traffic on and within vicinity of airport and movement of air traffic between
altitude sectors and control centers according to established procedures and policies. Authorize, regulate, and
control commercial airline flights according to government or company regulations to expedite and ensure flight
safety.
 
Benchmark Title: Commercial Pilots
Commercial Pilots pilot and navigate the flight of small fixed or rotary winged aircraft, primarily for the
transport of cargo and passengers. Requires Commercial Rating.
 
Benchmark Title: Flight Attendants
Major airlines are required by law to provide flight attendants for the safety of the traveling public. Before the
plane takes off, flight attendants instruct all passengers in the use of emergency equipment and check to see that
seat belts are fastened, seat backs are in upright positions, and all carry-on items are properly stowed. In the
air, helping passengers in the event of an emergency is the most important responsibility of a flight attendant.
Safety-related actions may range from reassuring passengers during occasional encounters with strong turbulence to
directing passengers who must evacuate a plane following an emergency landing. Flight attendants also answer
questions about the flight; distribute reading material, pillows, and blankets; and help small children, elderly or
disabled persons, and any others needing assistance. They may administer first aid to passengers who become ill.
Flight attendants generally serve beverages and other refreshments and, on many flights, heat and distribute
precooked meals or snacks
 
 
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Job Family: Marine Transportation
Benchmark Title: Able Seamen
Able Seamen stand watch at bow or on wing of bridge to look for obstructions in path of vessel. Measure water
depth. Turn wheel on bridge or use emergency equipment as directed by mate. Break out, rig, overhaul, and store
cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear. Chip rust from and paint deck or ship's structure. Must
hold government-issued certification. Must hold certification when working aboard liquid-carrying vessels.
 
Benchmark Title: Captains, Mates and Pilots of Water Vessels
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as
tugboats and ferryboats, that travel into and out of harbors, estuaries, straits, and sounds and on rivers, lakes,
bays, and oceans. Required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard.
 
Benchmark Title: Captains, Water Vessel
Ship and Boat Captains sommand vessels in oceans, bays, lakes, rivers, and coastal waters.
 
Benchmark Title: Commercial Divers
Commercial Divers work below surface of water, using scuba gear to inspect, repair, remove, or install equipment
and structures. May use a variety of power and hand tools, such as drills, sledgehammers, torches, and welding
equipment. May conduct tests or experiments, rig explosives, or photograph structures or marine life.
 
Benchmark Title: Dredge Operators
Dredge Operators operate dredge to remove sand, gravel, or other materials from lakes, rivers, or streams; and to
excavate and maintain navigable channels in waterways.
 
Benchmark Title: Mates, Ship, Boat, and Barge
Mates- Ship, Boat, and Barge supervise and coordinate activities of crew aboard ships, boats, barges, or dredges.
 
Benchmark Title: Motorboat Operators
Motorboat Operators operate small motor-driven boats to carry passengers and freight between ships, or ship to
shore. May patrol harbors and beach areas. May assist in navigational activities
 
Benchmark Title: Ordinary Seamen and Marine Oilers
Ordinary Seamen and Marine Oilers stand deck department watches and perform a variety of tasks to preserve the
painted surface of the ship and to maintain lines and ship equipment, such as running and cargo-handling gear. May
oil and grease moving parts of engines and auxiliary equipment. Must hold government-issued certification. Must
hold certification when working aboard liquid-carrying vessels.
 
Benchmark Title: Pilots, Ship
Pilots, Ship command ships to steer them into and out of harbors, estuaries, straits, and sounds, and on rivers,
lakes, and bays. Must be licensed by U.S. Coast Guard with limitations indicating class and tonnage of vessels for
which license is valid and route and waters that may be piloted.
 
 
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Benchmark Title: Sailors and Marine Oilers
Sailors and Marine Oilers stand watch to look for obstructions in path of vessel, measure water depth, turn wheel
on bridge, or use emergency equipment as directed by captain, mate, or pilot. Break out, rig, overhaul, and store
cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear. Perform a variety of maintenance tasks to preserve the
painted surface of the ship and to maintain line and ship equipment. Must hold government-issued certification and
tankerman certification when working aboard liquid-carrying vessels. The combined benchmark includes Able Seamen
and Ordinary Seamen and Marine Oilers.
 
Benchmark Title: Ship Engineers
Ship Engineers supervise and coordinate activities of crew engaged in operating and maintaining engines, boilers,
deck machinery, and electrical, sanitary, and refrigeration equipment aboard ship.
 
 
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Job Family: Railroad
Benchmark Title: Locomotive Engineers
Locomotive Engineers drive electric, diesel-electric, steam, or gas-turbine-electric locomotives to transport
passengers or freight. Interpret train orders, electronic or manual signals, and railroad rules and regulations.
 
Benchmark Title: Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers
Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers drive switching or other locomotive or dinkey engines within
railroad yard, industrial plant, quarry, construction project, or similar location.
 
Benchmark Title: Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators lay, repair, and maintain track for standard or narrow-gauge
railroad equipment used in regular railroad service or in plant yards, quarries, sand and gravel pits, and mines.
Include ballast cleaning machine operators and railroad bed tamping machine operators.
 
Benchmark Title: Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators operate railroad track switches. Couple or uncouple rolling stock to
make up or break up trains. Signal engineers by hand or flagging. May inspect couplings, air hoses, journal boxes,
and hand brakes.
 
Benchmark Title: Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters conductors coordinate activities of train crew on passenger or freight train.
Coordinate activities of switch-engine crew within yard of railroad, industrial plant, or similar location.
Yardmasters coordinate activities of workers engaged in railroad traffic operations, such as the makeup or breakup
of trains, yard switching, and review train schedules and switching orders.
 
Benchmark Title: Signal or Track Switch Maintainers
Signal and Track Switch Repairers install, inspect, test, maintain, or repair electric gate crossings, signals,
signal equipment, track switches, section lines, or intercommunications systems within a railroad system.
 
Benchmark Title: Subway and Streetcar Operators
Subway and Streetcar Operatorso perate subway or elevated suburban train with no
separate locomotive, or electric-powered streetcar to transport passengers. May handle fares.
 
 
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Job Family: Transportation - Other
Benchmark Title: Bus Drivers
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity Drive bus or motor coach, including regular route operations, charters, and
private carriage. May assist passengers with baggage. May collect fares or tickets. Sample of reported job titles
include Bus Operator, Bus Driver, Motor Coach Operator, Transit Coach Operator, Charter Coach Driver, Motor Coach
Driver, Tram Driver, Transit Bus Operator, Motorcoach Driver and Motorcoach Operator.
 
Benchmark Title: Bus Drivers, School
Bus Drivers, School transport students or special clients, such as the elderly or persons with disabilities. Ensure
adherence to safety rules. May assist passengers in boarding or exiting
 
Benchmark Title: Cargo and Freight Agents
Cargo and freight agents arrange for and track incoming and outgoing cargo and freight shipments in airline, train,
or trucking terminals or on shipping docks. They expedite the movement of shipments by determining the route that
shipments are to take and by preparing all necessary shipping documents. The agents take orders from customers and
arrange for the pickup of freight or cargo for delivery to loading platforms. Cargo and freight agents may keep
records of the properties of the cargo, such as its amount, type, weight, and dimensions. They keep a tally of
missing items, record the conditions of damaged items, and document any excess supplies.
 
Benchmark Title: Painters, Transportation Equipment
Painters, Transportation Equipment operate or tend painting machines to paint surfaces of transportation equipment,
such as automobiles, buses, trucks, trains, boats, and airplanes.
 
Benchmark Title: Rail Car Repairers
Rail Car Repairers diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul railroad rolling stock,
mine cars, or mass transit rail cars.
 
Benchmark Title: Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. May occasionally carry
cargo. Sample of reported job titles include Shuttle Driver, Chauffeur, Van Driver, Limo Driver (Limousine
Driver), Patient Transportation Driver, Taxi Cab Driver, Taxi Driver, and Transportation Aide.
 
Benchmark Title: Transportation Attendents, Excluding Flight
Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters provide services to ensure the safety and
comfort of passengers aboard ships, buses, trains, or within the station or terminal. Perform duties, such as
greeting passengers, explaining the use of safety equipment, serving meals or beverages, or answering questions
related to travel.
 
Benchmark Title: Transportation Inspectors
Transportation Inspectors inspect equipment or goods in connection with the safe
transport of cargo or people. Includes rail transport inspectors, such as freight inspectors, car inspectors, rail
inspectors, and other nonprecision inspectors of other types of transportation vehicles.
 
 
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Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Industrial Truck/Tractor Equip Oper - All Levels Combined
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a
warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location.
 
Benchmark Title: Truck Drivers, Haavy and Tractor Trailer
Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least
26,000 GVW, to transport and deliver goods, livestock, or materials in liquid, loose, or packaged form. May be
required to unload truck. May require use of automated routing equipment. Requires commercial drivers' license.
 
Benchmark Title: Truckdriver, Heavy Truck
Truck Drivers, Heavy drive truck with capacity of more than three tons to transport materials to specified
destinations.
 
Benchmark Title: Truckdriver, Light Truck
Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services drive a truck or van with a capacity of under 26,000 GVW, primarily to
deliver or pick up merchandise or to deliver packages within a specified area. May require use of automatic routing
or location software. May load and unload truck.
 
Benchmark Title: Truckdriver, Tractor Trailers
Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers drive tractor-trailer truck to transport products,
livestock, or materials to specified destinations.
 
 
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