Supervisor, Material-Moving , Vehicle Operator

Also called: Building Materials Supervisor, Bus Driver Supervisor, Buses Dispatcher Supervisor, Cab Supervisor, Cabs Dispatcher Supervisor

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First-line supervisors of the material-moving machines and vehicle operators directly supervise and coordinate activities of the material-moving machine and vehicle operators and helpers.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Requisition needed personnel, supplies, equipment, parts, or repair services.
  • Recommend and implement measures to improve worker motivation, equipment performance, work methods, or customer services.
  • Examine, measure, or weigh cargo or materials to determine specific handling requirements.
  • Compute or estimate cash, payroll, transportation, personnel, or storage requirements.
  • Assist workers in tasks, such as loading vehicles.
  • Direct workers in transportation or related services, such as pumping, moving, storing, or loading or unloading of materials.
  • Plan and establish schedules.
Work Context

Work Context information for this career will be available soon.

Work Activities
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
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Detailed Work Activities
  • Monitor work environment to ensure safety or adherence to specifications.
  • Load shipments, belongings, or materials.
  • Direct passenger or freight transport activities.
  • Direct material handling or moving activities.
  • Schedule product or material transportation.
  • Direct material handling or moving activities.
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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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Skills

Management of Personnel Resources
  • Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Time Management
  • Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Coordination
  • Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
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.
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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.
Written Comprehension
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
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.
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Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Social Orientation
  • Self Control
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Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office Hot Technology
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