Dredge Mate

Manage activities of crew aboard dredge used in building of structures.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$31,000 – $117,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Dredge Mates do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of crew aboard dredge used in building of structures in harbors, estuaries, straits, sounds, rivers, lakes, bays, and oceans: Examines dredging gear and lifesaving equipment, and orders crew to repair or replace defective gear and equipment. Stands watch during specified periods, and determines geographical position of ship, upon request of DREDGE CAPTAIN, using loran and azimuths of celestial bodies. Directs activities of crew engaged in dredging operations. Assumes command of ship in event DREDGE CAPTAIN becomes incapacitated. Worker required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard.

Should I be a Dredge Mate?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Dredge Runner

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