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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

28020 Hatch Tender

Signals Winch Operator (water trans.) to transfer cargo from dock to ship's hold or from ship's hold to dock. Observes workers attaching or detaching slings to or from loads to determine moment for signaling. Waves arms to indicate ready signal for transfer of cargo. May alternate jobs with Winch Operator.