Bridge Operator Resume Sample

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  • Mrs Lillian Thomas
  • 409, Church Lane,
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 6878,
  • United States
  • (555)-555-0113
  • Lex Martin & Sons
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • October 2016 - October 2019
  • Bridge Operator
    • Moved levers to activate traffic signals, navigation lights, and alarms.
    • Controlled machinery to open and close canal locks and dams, railroad or highway drawbridges, or horizontally or vertically adjustable bridges.
    • Prepared accident reports.
    • Checked that bridges are clear of vehicles and pedestrians prior to opening.
    • Stopped automobile and pedestrian traffic on bridges, and lower automobile gates prior to moving bridges.
  • Aldicent
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • April 2014 - October 2016
  • Bridge Operator
    • Observed position and progress of vessels to ensure best utilization of lock spaces or bridge opening spaces.
    • Inspected canal and bridge equipment, and areas such as roadbeds for damage or defects, reporting problems to supervisors as necessary.
    • Logged data such as water levels and weather conditions.
    • Operated lighthouses to assist marine passage near shores and dangerous waters.
    • Attached ropes or cable lines to bitts on lock decks or wharfs to secure vessels.
  • Victor & Co
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • April 2012 - April 2014
  • Bridge Operator
    • Performed maintenance duties such as sweeping, painting, and yard work to keep facilities clean and in order.
    • Recorded names, types, and destinations of vessels passing through bridge openings or locks, and numbers of trains or vehicles crossing bridges.
    • Directed movements of vessels in locks or bridge areas, using signals, telecommunication equipment, or loudspeakers.
    • Turned valves to increase or decrease water levels in locks.
    • Raised drawbridges and observed passage of water traffic, then lower drawbridges and raised automobile gates.
  • Less than a High School Diploma
  • Technical Studies
  • Culford School
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • January 2010 - January 2012
  • Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

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