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. Includes drawbridge operators, lock operators, and slip bridge operators.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $50,100.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 57
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 4.17 %

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Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

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Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Monitor surroundings to detect potential hazards
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