Cable Ferryboat Operator

Pull ferryboats guided by an overhead cable.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cable Ferryboat Operators do?

Pulls ferryboat guided by overhead cable to transport passengers and freight across river: Signals passengers to board ferryboat and directs workers engaged in loading of freight [FERRYBOAT-OPERATOR HELPER]. Pays out rope on one side of ferryboat and pulls in rope on other side to propel ferryboat across river. Inspects equipment, such as cables, ropes, pontoons, and railings and repairs or replaces defective equipment.

Should I be a Cable Ferryboat Operator?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Ferryboat Operator, Cable, Front-Elevator Operator, Service-Car Operator

    How to become a Cable Ferryboat Operator

    We recommend at least an Associate's degree. Check out these schools offering Cable Ferryboat Operator-related education!
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