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Inspect the handling, storage, and stowing of freight and cargoes.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 53-6051.08
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Freight and Cargo Inspectors”.
Also Known As…
- Freight and Cargo Inspectors
- Petroleum Inspector
- Marine Surveyor
- Marine Cargo Surveyor
- Cargo Surveyor
- Tank Inspector
- Steamboat Inspector
- Ship Surveyor
- Safety Engineer
- Perishable Fruit Inspector
- Perishable Freight Inspector
- Packing Inspector
- Operations Inspector
- Navy Material Inspector
- Naval Inspector
- Marine Cargo Specialist
- Marine Cargo Inspector
- Maintenance Inspector
- Loading Inspector
- Freight Service Inspector
- Freight Inspector
- Freight Car Inspector
- Damaged Freight Inspector
- Cargo Inspector
- Cargo and Container Inspector
Tasks for “Shipping Inspector”
- Measure heights and widths of loads to ensure they will pass over bridges or through tunnels on scheduled routes.
- Inspect loaded cargo, cargo lashed to decks or in storage facilities, and cargo handling devices to determine compliance with health and safety regulations and need for maintenance.
- Recommend remedial procedures to correct any violations found during inspections.
- Notify workers of any special treatment required for shipments.
- Time rolls of ships, using stopwatches.
- Calculate gross and net tonnage, hold capacities, volumes of stored fuel and water, cargo weights, and ship stability factors, using mathematical formulas.
- Measure ships' holds and depths of fuel and water in tanks, using sounding lines and tape measures.
- Read draft markings to determine depths of vessels in water.
- Issue certificates of compliance for vessels without violations.
- Prepare and submit reports after completion of freight shipments.
- Direct crews to reload freight or to insert additional bracing or packing as necessary.
- Record details about freight conditions, handling of freight, and any problems encountered.
- Check temperatures and humidities of shipping and storage areas to ensure that they are at appropriate levels to protect cargo.
- Inspect shipments to ensure that freight is securely braced and blocked.
- Write certificates of admeasurement that list details such as designs, lengths, depths, and breadths of vessels, and methods of propulsion.
- Advise crews in techniques of stowing dangerous and heavy cargo.
- Determine cargo transportation capabilities by reading documents that set forth cargo loading and securing procedures, capacities, and stability factors.
- Post warning signs on vehicles containing explosives or flammable or radioactive materials.
- Determine types of licenses and safety equipment required, and compute applicable fees such as tolls and wharfage fees.
- Observe loading of freight to ensure that crews comply with procedures.
Related Technology & Tools
- Digital cameras
- Desktop computers
- Laptop computers
- Bottom samplers
- Personal computers
- Hand magnifying lenses
- Measuring rods
- Programmable calculators
- Cargo scales
- Sample containers
- Automatic samplers
- Handheld computers
- Ullage tapes
- Calibrated measuring tapes
- Portable electronic thermometers
- Sounding lines
- Grease guns
- Centrifugal testers
- X ray scanners
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Office
- Email software
- Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
- Web browser software
- Data entry software