Job Description: Watercraft operators are primarily responsible for navigation, cargo operations and supervising other Soldiers on Army watercraft. They are part of a piloting team using electronic positioning systems, handheld navigation tools and traditional watch standing procedures aboard many of the Army’s watercraft. Job duties include: dock and undock vessels; send and receive messages with radios, beacons and signal flags; operate and maintain lifeboats and vessel firefighting equipment; secure all type of cargo using shipboard machinery such as capstans, winches, hoists and davits.

  • Branch Branch: Army
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: 88K
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $38,129
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB: MM: 99
  • Degree Degree: High School or GED
  • Age Age: 17-34
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Transportation & Aviation
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