CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

First-Line Managers/Supervisors Trans/Vehicle Oprtrs

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Management/Supervision Other
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Trans/Vehicle Oprtrs
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of transportation and 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.
 
Confer with customers, supervisors, contractors, and other personnel to exchange information and to resolve problems.
 
Direct workers in transportation or related services, such as pumping, moving, storing, and loading or unloading of materials or people.
 
Resolve worker problems or collaborate with employees to assist in problem resolution.
 
Review orders, production schedules, blueprints, and shipping or receiving notices to determine work sequences and material shipping dates, types, volumes, and destinations.
 
Monitor field work to ensure that it is being performed properly and that materials are being used as they should be.
 
Recommend and implement measures to improve worker motivation, equipment performance, work methods, and customer services.
 
Maintain or verify records of time, materials, expenditures, and crew activities.
 
Interpret transportation and tariff regulations, shipping orders, safety regulations, and company policies and procedures for workers.
 
Explain and demonstrate work tasks to new workers or assign training tasks to experienced workers.
 
Prepare, compile, and submit reports on work activities, operations, production, and work-related accidents.
 
Recommend or implement personnel actions, such as employee selection, evaluation, and rewards or disciplinary actions.
 
Requisition needed personnel, supplies, equipment, parts, or repair services.
 
Plan and establish transportation routes.
 
Inspect or test materials, stock, vehicles, equipment, and facilities to ensure that they are safe, free of defects, and consistent with specifications.
 
Compute and estimate cash, payroll, transportation, personnel, and storage requirements.
 
Dispatch personnel and vehicles in response to telephone or radio reports of emergencies.
 
Perform or schedule repairs and preventive maintenance of vehicles and other equipment.
 
Examine, measure, and weigh cargo or materials to determine specific handling requirements.
 
Assist workers in tasks such as coupling railroad cars or loading vehicles.
 
Drive vehicles or operate machines or equipment to complete work assignments or to assist workers.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Management/Supervision Other
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Trans/Vehicle Oprtrs
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Economics and Accounting Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Geography Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Management/Supervision Other
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Trans/Vehicle Oprtrs
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Management of Material Resources Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Management/Supervision Other
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Trans/Vehicle Oprtrs
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Management/Supervision Other
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Trans/Vehicle Oprtrs
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
@Road GeoManager Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Accellos Real Dispatch Mobile location based services software
 
Actsoft Comet Tracker Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Barcode software Bar coding software
 
CAPE Systems CAPE PACK Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
CAPE Systems TRUCKFILL Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Commercial vehicle operations CVO software Mobile location based services software
 
Coptimal Logics AutoLoad Pro Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Creative Systems Corporation Freight-Link System Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Enterprise resource planning ERP software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Fleet management systems Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
General ledger software Accounting software
 
JDA Manugistics Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Load optimization software Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
MagicLogic Optimization Cube-IQ Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Mapping software Map creation software
 
Microsoft Access Data base user interface and query software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
 
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
 
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Optimum Logistics LoadPlanner Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Proof of delivery POD software Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
SAP software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Scheduling software Calendar and scheduling software
 
Softtruck CargoWiz Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Starre Enterprises Star Bill of Lading Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Strategic Business Systems Proof of Delivery Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
TOPS Engineering MaxLoad Pro Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
UPS Logistics Technologies Roadnet Transportation Suite Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Web browser software Internet browser software
 
XATA XATANET Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
eLading Bill of Lading Software Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Adjustable widemouth pliers Adjustable widemouth pliers
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Forklifts Forklifts
 
Grease guns Grease guns
 
Hand trucks Hand trucks or accessories
 
Hydraulic jacks Jacks
 
Impact wrenches Impact wrenches
 
Lowboys Flatbed trailers
 
Lug wrenches Specialty wrenches
 
Micrometers Micrometers
 
Pallet jacks Pallet trucks
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Personal digital assistants PDA Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
 
Phillips head screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Ratchet wrenches Ratchets
 
Refrigerated trailers Temperature controlled container trailers
 
Roller beds Conveyor roller
 
Straight screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Torque wrenches Torque wrenches
 
Two way radios Two way radios
 
Welding equipment Welding tools
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Management/Supervision Other
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Trans/Vehicle Oprtrs
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-the-Job Training Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Management/Supervision Other
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Trans/Vehicle Oprtrs
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Airplane Pilot Supervisor
Area Captain
Area Counselor
Auto Servicer
Boatswain
Building Materials or Lumber Yard Supervisor
Bus Driver Supervisor
Bus and Trolley Dispatcher
Cab Supervisor
Car Supervisor
Cargo Supervisor
Cellars Supervisor
Certified Solid Waste Facility Operator
Chief Compressor Station Engineer
Chief Gauger
Chief Station Engineer
Circus Train Supervisor
Coal Yard Supervisor
Concrete Products Dispatcher
Crane Crew Supervisor
Delivery Supervisor
Dirt Contractor
Dispatcher
Distribution Supervisor
Distribution Warehouse Manager
Dock Operations Manager
Dock Operations Supervisor
Dock Supervisor
Dockmaster
Driver Manager
Driver Supervisor
Ferry Terminal Supervisor
Field Pipelines Supervisor
Fleet Manager
Garbage Collection Supervisor
Gas Pumping Station Supervisor
Gas Station Manager
Gas Station Operator
Gas Station Supervisor
Grading Supervisor
Hauling Contractor
Head Well Puller
Header
House Mover
Load-Out Supervisor
Loading Rack Supervisor
Material Crew Supervisor
Material Handling Supervisor
Milk Route Supervisor
Motor Vehicle Operator Road Supervisor
Move Coordinator
Newspaper Distributor Supervisor
Oil Dispatcher
On Car Supervisor
Operations Manager
Operations Supervisor
Parking Lot Supervisor
Pilot Supervisor
Port Steward
Pumping Supervisor
Reactor Fueling Supervisor
Refuse Collector Supervisor
Retail Route Supervisor
Rig Manager
Rig Superintendent
Road Supervisor
Road Supervisor of Engines
Roadmaster
Route Delivery Manager
Route Delivery Supervisor
Route Sales Delivery Drivers Supervisor
Sanitary Landfill Supervisor
Service Station Manager
Service Station Operator
Shipping Manager
Shipping Receiving Manager
Snow Removing Supervisor
Stevedoring Superintendent
Storage Garage Manager
Street Supervisor
Surface Supervisor
Taxi Driver Supervisor
Terminal Manager
Track Supervisor
Traffic Warehouse Supervisor
Trainmaster
Transportation Coordinator
Transportation Street Supervisor
Transportation Supervisor
Truck Driver Supervisor
Truck Supervisor
Trucks, Cabs, and Buses Dispatcher Supervisor
Warehouse Foreman
Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Supervisor
Yard Conductor
Yard Manager
Yard Supervisor
Yardmaster
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Management/Supervision Other
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Trans/Vehicle Oprtrs
 
 
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