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Mates, Ship, Boat, and Barge
The Benchmark Job Description below represents the specific Position Characteristics of the job used in the Salary Survey. Benchmark Job Descriptions should be inspected carefully to review the degree of matching between an organizations' Job and the Salary Survey Benchmark. Matching internal Jobs to Salary Survey Benchmark Jobs should not be done on Job Title alone. A thorough comparison of Salary Survey Benchmark to Internal Job Descriptions is recommended. A good overlap should exist on any comparisons used on critical Job Dimensions and Competencies.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Marine Transportation
Benchmark Title: Mates, Ship, Boat, and Barge
Summary Job Description Tasks
Supervise or coordinate activities of crew aboard ships, boats, barges, or dredges. Steer vessels, utilizing navigational devices such as compasses and sextants, and navigational aids such as lighthouses and 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, and fishing, towing, or dredging gear, in order to detect problems.
Participate in activities related to maintenance of vessel security.
Arrange for ships to be stocked, fueled, and repaired.
Observe loading and unloading of cargo and equipment to ensure that handling and storage are performed according to specifications.
Supervise crew members in the repair or replacement of defective gear and equipment.
Supervise crews in cleaning and maintaining decks, superstructures, and bridges.
Observe water from ships' mastheads in order to advise on navigational direction.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Marine Transportation
Benchmark Title: Mates, Ship, Boat, and Barge
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
Geography Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Marine Transportation
Benchmark Title: Mates, Ship, Boat, and Barge
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Marine Transportation
Benchmark Title: Mates, Ship, Boat, and Barge
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Spatial Orientation The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
Glare Sensitivity The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Marine Transportation
Benchmark Title: Mates, Ship, Boat, and Barge
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software Facilities management software
Jeppesen Marine Nobeltec Admiral Route navigation software
KNMI TurboWin Data base user interface and query software
Log book software Data base user interface and query software
Maptech The CAPN Route navigation software
Automatic radar plotting aids ARPA Vehicle navigation systems
Bridge to bridge radiotelephones Marine craft communications systems
Carbon dioxide CO2 fire extinguishing systems Fire suppression system
Carbon dioxide CO2 flooding systems Fire suppression system
Cargo derricks Hoists
Centrifugal cargo pumps Centrifugal pumps
Chain cargo falls Hoists
Container lift trucks Loading equipment
Desktop computers Desktop computers
Differential global positioning systems DGPS Vehicular global positioning systems
Dividers Compasses
Drafting triangles Triangles
Dynamic positioning DP systems Vehicle navigation systems
Echo sounders Depth gauges
Electric deck cranes Bridge cranes
Electric mooring winches Winches
Electric telegraphs Telegraph sounders
Electric windlasses Anchor rollers
Electronic chart display and information systems ECDIS Vehicle navigation systems
Emergency fire pumps Fire pump sets
Emergency generators Gas generators
Fathometer sonar equipment Sonars
Fire alarm switches Alarm systems
Firefighting suits Fire retardant apparel
First aid kits Emergency medical services first aid kits
Foam fire extinguishing systems Fire suppression system
Gear pumps Gear pumps
Global Navigation Satellite System GNSS Vehicle navigation systems
Global positioning systems GPS Vehicular global positioning systems
Grabbing cranes Bridge cranes
Gyrocompasses Gyroscopic instruments
Hand capstans Anchor rollers
Hand windlasses Anchor rollers
High frequency HF radiotelephone systems Marine craft communications systems
Hydraulic capstans Anchor rollers
Hydraulic deck cranes Bridge cranes
Hydraulic mooring winches Winches
Hydraulic windlasses Anchor rollers
Immersion suits Insulated or flotation suits
Integrated bridge systems Vehicle navigation systems
Life buoys Life rings
Life rafts Lifeboats or liferafts
Life vests Life vests or preservers
Lifeboat davits Lifts
Lifting slings Slings
Lifting spreaders Loading equipment
Line throwing appliances Rope float lines
Long range navigation LORAN systems Vehicle navigation systems
Magnet hoists Hoists
Magnetic compasses Direction finding compasses
Manual winches Winches
Mechanical telegraphs Telegraph sounders
Mooring cables Anchor lines
Mooring chains Anchor lines
Natural fiber mooring ropes Anchor lines
Navigational compasses Direction finding compasses
Parallel plotters Plotter printers
Parallel rules Straight edges
Personal computers Personal computers
Pilot ladders Ladders
Portable carbon dioxide fire extinguishers Fire extinguishers
Portable dry chemical fire extinguishers Fire extinguishers
Portable water fire extinguishers Fire extinguishers
Pyrotechnic distress signals Flares
Radio direction finders RDF Radio navigation instruments
Rescue slings Cinch rescue loops
Respirators Respirators
Rotary displacement pumps Rotary pumps
Safety belts Safety harnesses or belts
Safety glasses Safety glasses
Safety helmets Safety helmets
Safety lanyards Fall protection lanyard
Screw displacement pumps Screw Pumps
Semaphores Marine signaling systems
Sextants Sextants
Sheave blocks Blocks or pulleys
Ship alarm systems Alarm systems
Ship anchor chocks Anchor chocks
Ship's whistles Marine signaling systems
Signal flags Marine signaling systems
Signal lights Marine signaling systems
Sounding rods Depth gauges
Sounding tapes Depth gauges
Steam winches Winches
Steering control systems Vehicle navigation systems
Surveillance binoculars Binoculars
Synthetic mooring ropes Anchor lines
Thermal protective aids TPA Insulated clothing for cold environments
Totally enclosed motor propelled survival craft TEMPSC Lifeboats or liferafts
Ultra high frequency UHF radiotelephone systems Marine craft communications systems
Very high frequency VHF radiotelephone systems Marine craft communications systems
Voice pipes Marine craft communications systems
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Marine Transportation
Benchmark Title: Mates, Ship, Boat, and Barge
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
On-the-Job Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Marine Transportation
Benchmark Title: Mates, Ship, Boat, and Barge
Alternate Job Title(s)
Barge Mate
Boatswain's Mate
Cargo Mate
Coastal Tug Mate
Container Ship Mate
Deck Cadet
Deck Engineer
Deck Hand
Dock Hand
Dredge Mate
Ferry Terminal Agent
First Mate
First Officer
Fishing Vessel Mate
Fourth Mate
Fourth Officer
Inland Tow Boats Master
Maritime Officer
Ocean Towing Merchant Mariner
Pilot Boat Officer
Relief Captain
Relief Master
Relief Mate
Sailing Officer
Second Mate
Second Officer
Ship, Boat, or Barge Mate
Third Mate
Third Officer
Training Mate
Tug Captain
Tugboat Mate
Vessel Master
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Marine Transportation
Benchmark Title: Mates, Ship, Boat, and Barge
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