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AMY SMITH
123 Main Street Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Home: (555) 555-1234, Cell: (555) 555-1235 asmith@sample~resume.com


Objective:   Seek the Position of Bridge and Lock Tender

SUMMARY:   Exceptionally talented Bridge and Lock Tender with over seven years experience in operating and tending bridges, canal locks, and lighthouses to permit marine passage on inland waterways, near shores, and at danger points in waterway passages; supervising such operations.

Summary of Qualifications
  • Over seven years experience.
  • Strong ability to control operations of equipment or systems.
  • In-depth ability to repair machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Profound ability to perform routine maintenance and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • In-depth ability to determine what is causing an operating error and decide what to do about it.
  • Great ability to install equipment, machines, wire, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively with others in writing.
  • Remarkable ability to watch gauges, dials, and other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Sound ability to adjust actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Uncommon ability to determine when important changes have occurred in a system or are likely to occur.
  • Thorough knowledge of the designs, uses, benefits, repair, and maintenance of machines and tools.

Professional Experience

Solid Engineering, Minneapolis, MN                2002 - Present

Bridge and Lock Tender
  • Control machinery to open and close canal locks and dams, railroad or highway drawbridges, or horizontally or vertically adjustable bridges.
  • Move levers to activate traffic signals, navigation lights, and alarms.
  • Operate gas, steam, and hydroelectric generating units to control mechanisms to open locks or bridge.
  • Observe approaching vessels to determine size and speed, and listens for whistle signal indicating desire to pass.
  • Signal vessels to proceed.
  • Observe positions of vessels to ensure optimum utilization of lock space or bridge opening space.
  • Attach rope or cable lines to bitts on lock deck or wharf to secure vessel.
  • Relay messages to vessels in waterway.
  • Inspect bridge and bridge or canal auxiliary equipment.
  • Log data, such as water levels and weather conditions.
  • Prepare accident reports.
  • Clean, oil, grease, and make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment.
  • Record names, type and destinations of vessels passing through bridge opening or locks, and number of trains or vehicles crossing bridge.
  • Write and submit maintenance work requisitions.
  • Turn valves to increase or decrease water level in lock.

Solid Engineering, Minneapolis, MN                    1998 - 2002

Apprentice Bridge and Lock Tender
  • Added and removed balance weights to bridge mechanisms as necessary.
  • Checked that bridges are clear of vehicles and pedestrians prior to opening.
  • Clean and lubricate equipment, and make minor repairs and adjustments.
  • Directed movements of vessels in locks or bridge areas, using signals, telecommunication equipment, or loudspeakers.
  • Inspected canal and bridge equipment, and areas such as roadbeds for damage or defects, reporting problems to supervisors as necessary.
  • Maintained and guarded stations in bridges to check waterways for boat traffic.
  • Maintained records, reports, and files.
  • Made minor repairs to mechanical equipment.
  • Operated power driven pumps.
  • Operated power generation equipment.
  • Performed safety inspections in transportation setting.
  • Prepared reports.
  • Provided customer service.

Education and Professional Training

Certification in Bridge and Lock Tendering (2002)

High School Diploma (1998)




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