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Aircraft Cargo Handling SupervisorsSupervise and coordinate the activities of ground crew in the loading, unloading, securing, and staging of aircraft cargo or baggage. May determine the quantity and orientation of cargo and compute aircraft center of gravity. May accompany aircraft as member of flight crew and monitor and handle cargo in flight, and assist and brief passengers on safety and emergency procedures. Includes loadmasters.
 
Airfield Operations SpecialistsEnsure 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.
 
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight EngineersPilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport Pilot certificate and rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, National, and international airline pilots and flight instructors of airline pilots.
 
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical TechniciansDrive ambulance or assist ambulance driver in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons. Assist in lifting patients.
 
Bus Drivers, School or Special ClientTransport students or special clients, such as the elderly or persons with disabilities. Ensure adherence to safety rules. May assist passengers in boarding or exiting.
 
Bus Drivers, Transit and IntercityDrive bus or motor coach, including regular route operations, charters, and private carriage. May assist passengers with baggage. May collect fares or tickets.
 
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water VesselsCommand or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferryboats. Required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard.
 
Commercial PilotsPilot and navigate the flight of fixed-winged aircraft on nonscheduled air carrier routes, or helicopters. Requires Commercial Pilot certificate. Includes charter pilots with similar certification, and air ambulance and air tour pilots.
 
Couriers and MessengersPick up and deliver messages, documents, packages, and other items between offices or departments within an establishment or directly to other business concerns, traveling by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, automobile, or public conveyance.
 
Customs BrokersPrepare customs documentation and ensure that shipments meet all applicable laws to facilitate the import and export of goods. Determine and track duties and taxes payable and process payments on behalf of client. Sign documents under a power of attorney. Represent clients in meetings with customs officials and apply for duty refunds and tariff reclassifications. Coordinate transportation and storage of imported goods.
 
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and AmbulanceSchedule and dispatch workers, work crews, equipment, or service vehicles for conveyance of materials, freight, or passengers, or for normal installation, service, or emergency repairs rendered outside the place of business. Duties may include using radio, telephone, or computer to transmit assignments and compiling statistics and reports on work progress.
 
Driver/Sales WorkersDrive truck or other vehicle over established routes or within an established territory and sell or deliver goods, such as food products, including restaurant take-out items, or pick up or deliver items such as commercial laundry. May also take orders, collect payment, or stock merchandise at point of delivery. Includes newspaper delivery drivers.
 
Flight AttendantsProvide personal services to ensure the safety, security, and comfort of airline passengers during flight. Greet passengers, verify tickets, explain use of safety equipment, and serve food or beverages.
 
Freight and Cargo InspectorsInspect the handling, storage, and stowing of freight and cargoes.
 
Freight ForwardersResearch rates, routings, or modes of transport for shipment of products. Maintain awareness of regulations affecting the international movement of cargo. Make arrangements for additional services, such as storage or inland transportation.
 
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck DriversDrive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.
 
Industrial Truck and Tractor OperatorsOperate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location.
 
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, HandManually move freight, stock, or other materials or perform other general labor. Includes all manual laborers not elsewhere classified.
 
Light Truck or Delivery Services DriversDrive a light vehicle, such as a truck or van, with a capacity of less than 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), primarily to deliver or pick up merchandise or to deliver packages. May load and unload vehicle.
 
Marine EngineersDesign, develop, and take responsibility for the installation of ship machinery and related equipment including propulsion machines and power supply systems.
 
Motorboat OperatorsOperate small motor-driven boats. May assist in navigational activities.
 
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators Operate or tend machines to prepare industrial or consumer products for storage or shipment. Includes cannery workers who pack food products.
 
Packers and Packagers, HandPack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.
 
Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and HostlersDrive switching or other locomotive or dinkey engines within railroad yard, industrial plant, quarry, construction project, or similar location.
 
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch OperatorsOperate 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.
 
RiggersSet up or repair rigging for construction projects, manufacturing plants, logging yards, ships and shipyards, or for the entertainment industry.
 
Sailors and Marine OilersStand 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.
 
Ship EngineersSupervise and coordinate activities of crew engaged in operating and maintaining engines, boilers, deck machinery, and electrical, sanitary, and refrigeration equipment aboard ship.
 
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic ClerksVerify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments. Prepare items for shipment. Duties include assembling, addressing, stamping, and shipping merchandise or material; receiving, unpacking, verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material; and arranging for the transportation of products.
 
Signal and Track Switch RepairersInstall, inspect, test, maintain, or repair electric gate crossings, signals, signal equipment, track switches, section lines, or intercommunications systems within a railroad system.
 
Stock Clerks and Order FillersReceive, store, and issue sales floor merchandise, materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard to fill shelves, racks, tables, or customers' orders. May mark prices on merchandise and set up sales displays.
 
Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage YardReceive, store, and issue materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard. Keep records and compile stock reports.
 
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship LoadersLoad and unload chemicals and bulk solids, such as coal, sand, and grain into or from tank cars, trucks, or ships using material moving equipment. May perform a variety of other tasks relating to shipment of products. May gauge or sample shipping tanks and test them for leaks.
 
Taxi Drivers and ChauffeursDrive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. May occasionally carry cargo. Includes hearse drivers.
 
Transportation EngineersDevelop plans for surface transportation projects, according to established engineering standards and state or federal construction policy. Prepare designs, specifications, or estimates for transportation facilities. Plan modifications of existing streets, highways, or freeways to improve traffic flow.
 
Transportation InspectorsInspect equipment or goods in connection with the safe transport of cargo or people. Includes rail transportation inspectors, such as freight inspectors; rail inspectors; and other inspectors of transportation vehicles, not elsewhere classified.
 
Transportation ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate the transportation operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that provide transportation services.
 
Transportation Security ScreenersConduct screening of passengers, baggage, or cargo to ensure compliance with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations. May operate basic security equipment such as x-ray machines and hand wands at screening checkpoints.
 

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