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First-Line Supervisors of Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of material-moving machine and vehicle operators and helpers.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Enforce safety rules and regulations.
    • Plan work assignments and equipment allocations to meet transportation, operations or production goals.
    • Review orders, production schedules, blueprints, or shipping or receiving notices to determine work sequences and material shipping dates, types, volumes, or destinations.
    • Inspect or test materials, stock, vehicles, equipment, or facilities to ensure that they are safe, free of defects, and consistent with specifications.
    • Confer with customers, supervisors, contractors, or other personnel to exchange information or to resolve problems.
    • Monitor field work to ensure proper performance and use of materials.
    • Dispatch personnel and vehicles in response to telephone or radio reports of emergencies.
    • Examine, measure, or weigh cargo or materials to determine specific handling requirements.
    • Drive vehicles or operate machines or equipment to complete work assignments or to assist workers.
    • Maintain or verify records of time, materials, expenditures, or crew activities.
    • Interpret transportation or tariff regulations, shipping orders, safety regulations, or company policies and procedures for workers.
    • Prepare, compile, and submit reports on work activities, operations, production, or work-related accidents.
    • Resolve worker problems or collaborate with employees to assist in problem resolution.
    • Recommend or implement personnel actions, such as employee selection, evaluation, rewards, or disciplinary actions.
    • Perform or schedule repairs or preventive maintenance of vehicles or other equipment.
    • Explain and demonstrate work tasks to new workers or assign training tasks to experienced workers.
    • Compute or estimate cash, payroll, transportation, personnel, or storage requirements.
    • Requisition needed personnel, supplies, equipment, parts, or repair services.
    • Recommend and implement measures to improve worker motivation, equipment performance, work methods, or customer services.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    • Management of Personnel Resources

      Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    N/A
    Workplace Documents
    N/A
    Graphic Literacy
    N/A

    Abilities

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      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.

    Knowledge

    • Transportation

      Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 52070/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 25.03/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed Not Available
    • Yearly Projected Openings Not Available

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    Personality

    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Leadership
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Cooperation
    • Attention to Detail
    • Integrity

    Tools

    • Screwdrivers
    • Flatbed trailers
    • Desktop computers
    • Conveyor roller
    • Adjustable widemouth pliers

    Technology

    • Mobile location based services software
    • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Bar coding software
    • Accounting software

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