Measure depth of water at designated points along navigable waterway.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Sounders do?
Measures depth of water at designated points along navigable waterway, using lead-weighted line marked to indicate depth, to facilitate charting of waterways and determine need for dredging or other marine construction activity.
Should I be a Sounder?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
Calm Under Pressure:
You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
Also known as:
Crushed-Stone Grader, Dump Grader, Group Leader, River-and-Harbor Soundings, Hose Tender, Stone Unloader
How to become a Sounder
Sounders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job.
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