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Occupational Titles Beginning with Letter U

Underwater Diver (Except on Great Lakes)

CODE: 144

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Works below surface of water using scuba gear (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus) or in diving suit with air line extending to surface to inspect, repair, remove and install equipment and structures.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

Descends into water and communicates with surface by signal line or telephone. Inspects docks and bottoms and propellers of ships. Repairs vessels below water line by replacing missing or leaking rivets with bolts. Caulks leaks in ships or caissons. Guides placement of pilings for structures such as docks, bridges, cofferdams and oil-drilling platforms. Lays, inspects and repairs underwater pipelines, cables and sewers using hand tools. Cuts and welds steel using oxyacetylene cutting torch and arc-welding equipment utilizing air balloon device for working underwater. Cleans debris from intake and discharge strainers. Removes obstructions from marine railway or launching ways with pneumatic and power hand tools. Levels rails by driving wedges beneath track with maul or sledgehammer. Removes launching cradles and sliding ways from keels of newly launched vessels using power and hand tools. Places rigging around sunken objects and hooks rigging to crane lines. Rigs explosives for underwater demolitions. Searches for lost, missing or sunken objects such as bodies, torpedoes, sunken vessels and equipment. Places recording instruments below surface of water preparatory to underwater tests or experiments. May set sheet pilings for cofferdams. May drill holes in rock for blasting purposes at bottom of lake or harbor. May work in flooded mines. May use armored diving equipment for dangerous missions. May photograph underwater structures or marine life. May place sandbags around pipelines or base of cofferdam to provide structural support.

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