Measure water depth


Measure the depths of a body of water by using depth measuring equipment such as a depth gauge.

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Relationships with skills

Optional skill

Measure water depth is optional for these skills, according to the role’s master the following skills:

Measure water depth

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Measure water depth is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Waterway construction labourer: Waterway maintenance labourers maintain canals, dams and other waterway structures such as coastal or inland water plants. They are responsible for the construction of breakwaters, canals, dikes and embankments as well as other works in and around water.
Dredge operator: Dredge operators work with industrial equipment to remove underwater material in order to make the area accessible to ships, to establish ports, to lay cables or for other purposes, and move the material to the desired location.

Optional skill

Measure water depth is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Dredging supervisor: Dredging supervisors monitor dredging operations. They make sure the operation proceeds per regulations and take quick decisions to resolve problems.
Underwater construction supervisor: Underwater construction supervisors monitor underwater construction projects such as tunnels, canal locks and bridge pillars. They guide and instruct construction commercial divers and make sure they adhere to safety regulations.
Fisheries boatmaster: Fisheries boatmasters operate fishing vessels in coastal waters performing operations at the deck and engine. They control the navigation as well as capture and conservation of fish within the established boundaries in compliance with national and international regulations.




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Last updated on September 21, 2022