Sailors and Marine Oilers (53-5011)
Occupation description: 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. Includes able seamen and ordinary seamen.
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Labor Force Indicators
|2016 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2016 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||232
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||118
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||220
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Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: No formal educational credential
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training