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First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand Print

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of helpers, laborers, or material movers.

Work Activities
  • Maintain a safe working environment by monitoring safety procedures and equipment.
  • Review work throughout the work process and at completion to ensure that it has been performed properly.
  • Inform designated employees or departments of items loaded or problems encountered.
  • Examine freight to determine loading sequences.
  • Collaborate with workers and managers to solve work-related problems.
  • Check specifications of materials loaded or unloaded against information contained in work orders.
  • Plan work schedules and assign duties to maintain adequate staff for effective performance of activities and response to fluctuating workloads.
  • Transmit and explain work orders to laborers.
  • Prepare and maintain work records and reports of information such as employee time and wages, daily receipts, or inspection results.
  • Inspect equipment for wear and for conformance to specifications.
  • Estimate material, time, and staffing requirements for a given project, based on work orders, job specifications, and experience.
  • Evaluate employee performance and prepare performance appraisals.
  • Conduct staff meetings to relay general information or to address specific topics, such as safety.
  • Assess training needs of staff and arrange for or provide appropriate instruction.
  • Schedule times of shipment and modes of transportation for materials.
  • Recommend or initiate personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, or disciplinary measures.
  • Resolve personnel problems, complaints, or formal grievances when possible, or refer them to higher-level supervisors for resolution.
  • Participate in the hiring process by reviewing credentials, conducting interviews, or making hiring decisions or recommendations.
  • Quote prices to customers.
  • Inspect job sites to determine the extent of maintenance or repairs needed.
  • Perform the same work duties as those supervised or perform more difficult or skilled tasks or assist in their performance.
  • Inventory supplies and requisition or purchase additional items, as necessary.
  • Counsel employees in work-related activities, personal growth, or career development.
  • Provide assistance in balancing books, tracking, monitoring, or projecting a unit's budget needs and in developing unit policies and procedures.
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.

  • Critical Thinking

    Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

WorkKeys®
Applied Mathematics
4
Reading for Information
4
Locating Information
4
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.

  • Deductive Reasoning

    The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Knowledge
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Transportation

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

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Pay
  • Ohio Annual Salary $47,450/yr
  • Typical Salary
  • Ohio Hourly Wage $22.81/hr
  • Typical Hourly Wage
Ohio Employment Trends
  • Currently Employed 6,970
  • Yearly Projected Openings 230
Typical Education
Personality
Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business. They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
Tools
  • Wrapping machinery
  • Pallet trucks
  • Hand trucks or accessories
  • Forklifts
  • Dollies
Technology
  • Word processing software
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  • Inventory management software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Tags
  • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.