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  • 1) Controls machinery to open and close locks and dams on canal: Observes gauges and turns valves to increase or decrease water level in lock.

  • 2) Observes positions of vessels and tie-up of mooring lines in lock to ensure optimum utilization of lock space and prevent vessel damage.

  • 3) Logs data, such as water levels, weather conditions, and type, number, and destination of vessels.

  • 4) Starts motors to open gates and sections of dams for passage of vessels.

  • 5) Turns on navigation lights and traffic signals along canal.

  • 6) Cleans, oils, and makes minor repairs to equipment.

  • 7) Collects lock slips from vessel operators and submits slips to supervisor.

  • 8) Ties or slips line-eyes over bitts on lock deck to secure vessels.

  • 9) May direct activities of workers engaged in mooring vessels in lock.




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DOT:   911.362-010

Job Number: 6004