53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators,
Drive switching or other locomotive or dinkey engines
within railroad yard, industrial plant, quarry, construc-tion
project, or similar location.
Illustrative Examples: Car Mover; Larry Car Operator; Coal
53-4021 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch
Operate railroad track switches. Couple or uncouple
rolling stock to make up or break up trains. Signal
engineers by hand or fl agging. May inspect couplings,
air hoses, journal boxes, and hand brakes.
Illustrative Examples: Car Hopper; Coupler; Switch Tender
53-4031 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
Conductors coordinate activities of train crew on pas-senger
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 traffi c operations, such as
the makeup or breakup of trains, yard switching, and
review train schedules and switching orders.
Illustrative Examples: Car Dispatcher; Roadmaster; Yard
53-4041 Subway and Streetcar Operators
Operate subway or elevated suburban train with no
separate locomotive, or electric-powered streetcar to
transport passengers. May handle fares.
Illustrative Examples: Monorail Operator; Tram Operator;
53-4099 Rail Transportation Workers, All Other
All rail transportation workers not listed separately.
Illustrative Examples: Car Retarder Operator; Ballast
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers
(Able Seaman, Ordinary Seaman) 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, over-haul,
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 govern-ment-
issued certifi cation and tankerman certifi cation
when working aboard liquid-carrying vessels. Include
able seamen and ordinary seamen.
Illustrative Example: Deckhand
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water
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. Exclude “Motorboat
Illustrative Examples: Barge Captain; Deck Offi cer; Tug-boat
53-5022 Motorboat Operators
(Launch Operator) Operate small motor-driven boats
to carry passengers and freight between ships, or ship
to shore. May patrol harbors and beach areas. May as-sist
in navigational activities.
Illustrative Example: Speedboat Operator
53-5031 Ship Engineers
(Marine Engine Mechanic) Supervise and coordinate
activities of crew engaged in operating and maintain-ing
engines, boilers, deck machinery, and electrical,
sanitary, and refrigeration equipment aboard ship.
Illustrative Example: Deck Engineer
53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders
Operate and tend bridges, canal locks, and lighthouses
to permit marine passage on inland waterways, near
shores, and at danger points in waterway passages.
May supervise such operations. Include drawbridge
operators, lock tenders and operators, and slip bridge
Illustrative Examples: Drawbridge Operator; Lighthouse
Keeper; Lock Master
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants
(Valet Parker) Park automobiles or issue tickets for
customers in a parking lot or garage. May collect fee.
Illustrative Examples: Car Hop; Car Runner
53-6031 Service Station Attendants
Service automobiles, buses, trucks, boats, and other
automotive or marine vehicles with fuel, lubricants,
and accessories. Collect payment for services and
supplies. May lubricate vehicle, change motor oil, install
antifreeze, or replace lights or other accessories, such
as windshield wiper blades or fan belts. May repair or
Illustrative Examples: Filling Station Attendant; Gas and
Oil Servicer; Pump Attendant
53-6041 Traffi c Technicians
Conduct fi eld studies to determine traffi c volume,
speed, effectiveness of signals, adequacy of lighting,
and other factors infl uencing traffi c conditions, under
direction of traffi c engineer.
Illustrative Example: Traffi c Analyst
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors
Inspect equipment or goods in connection with the
safe transport of cargo or people. Include rail transport
inspectors, such as freight inspectors, car inspectors, rail
inspectors, and other nonprecision inspectors of other
types of transportation vehicles.
Illustrative Examples: Airplane Inspector; Motor Vehicle
Examiner; Safety Agent
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other
All transportation workers not listed separately.
Illustrative Example: Rickshaw Driver
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders
Control or tend conveyors or conveyor systems that
move materials or products to and from stockpiles, pro-cessing
stations, departments, or vehicles. May control
speed and routing of materials or products.
Illustrative Examples: Belt Tender; Grain Elevator Operator
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators
(Cherry Picker Operator) Operate mechanical boom
and cable or tower and cable equipment to lift and
move materials, machines, or products in many direc-tions.
Exclude “Excavating and Loading Machine and
Dragline Operators” (53-7032).
Illustrative Examples: Boomswing Operator; Scrap Drop
53-7031 Dredge Operators
Operate dredge to remove sand, gravel, or other mate-rials
from lakes, rivers, or streams; and to excavate and
maintain navigable channels in waterways.
Illustrative Example: Dredger
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and
Operate or tend machinery equipped with scoops,
shovels, or buckets, to excavate and load loose materi-als.
Exclude “Dredge Operators” (53-7031).
Illustrative Examples: Back Hoe Operator; Payloader
Operator; Shovel Operator
53-7033 Loading Machine Operators,
Operate underground loading machine to load coal,
ore, or rock into shuttle or mine car or onto convey-ors.
Loading equipment may include power shovels,
hoisting engines equipped with cable-drawn scraper
or scoop, or machines equipped with gathering arms
Illustrative Example: Coke Loader
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators
(Hydraulic Boom Operator) Operate or tend hoists or
winches to lift and pull loads using power-operated
cable equipment. Exclude “Crane and Tower Operators”
Illustrative Examples: Derrick Operator; Well Puller
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
(Fork Lift Driver) Operate industrial trucks or tractors
equipped to move materials around a warehouse, stor-age
yard, factory, construction site, or similar location.
Exclude “Logging Equipment Operators” (45-4022).
Illustrative Examples: Skidder Operator; Stacker Operator
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
(Detailer) Wash or otherwise clean vehicles, machinery,
and other equipment. Use such materials as water,
cleaning agents, brushes, cloths, and hoses. Exclude
“Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeep-ing
Illustrative Examples: Barrel Washer; Auto Detailer;
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material
Manually move freight, stock, or other materials or per-form
other unskilled general labor. Include all unskilled
manual laborers not elsewhere classifi ed. Exclude “Ma-terial
Moving Workers” (53-7011 through 53-7199) who
use power equipment. Exclude “Construction Laborers”
(47-2061) and “Construction Trades Helpers” (47-3011
Illustrative Examples: Cargo Handler; Stevedore; Truck
Loader and Unloader
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers
Feed materials into or remove materials from machines
or equipment that is automatic or tended by other
Illustrative Examples: Hopper Filler; Board Catcher; Doffer
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand
(Gift Wrapper, Bagger) Pack or package by hand a wide
variety of products and materials.
Illustrative Example: Boxer
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping
(Gas Transfer Operator) Operate steam, gas, electric
motor, or internal combustion engine driven compres-sors.
Transmit, compress, or recover gases, such as
butane, nitrogen, hydrogen, and natural gas.
Illustrative Example: Gas Booster Engineer
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead
Tend, control, or operate power-driven, stationary, or
portable pumps and manifold systems to transfer
gases, oil, other liquids, slurries, or powdered materials
to and from various vessels and processes.
Illustrative Examples: Brewery Pumper; Main-Line Station
Engineer; Oil Pumper
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers
Operate power pumps and auxiliary equipment to
produce fl ow of oil or gas from wells in oil fi eld.
Illustrative Example: Oil Well Service Operator
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collec-tors
(Trash Collector) Collect and dump refuse or recyclable
materials from containers into truck. May drive truck.
Illustrative Examples: Garbage Collector; Scrap Metal
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