CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

First-Line Managers/Supervisors Helpers/Laborers

The Benchmark Job Description below represents the specific Position Characteristics of the job used in the Salary Survey. Benchmark Job Descriptions should be inspected carefully to review the degree of matching between an organizations' Job and the Salary Survey Benchmark. Matching internal Jobs to Salary Survey Benchmark Jobs should not be done on Job Title alone. A thorough comparison of Salary Survey Benchmark to Internal Job Descriptions is recommended. A good overlap should exist on any comparisons used on critical Job Dimensions and Competencies.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Helpers/Laborers
Summary Job Description Tasks
Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of helpers, laborers, or material movers. Plan work schedules and assign duties to maintain adequate staff for effective performance of activities and response to fluctuating workloads.
Collaborate with workers and managers to solve work-related problems.
Review work throughout the work process and at completion to ensure that it has been performed properly.
Transmit and explain work orders to laborers.
Check specifications of materials loaded or unloaded against information contained in work orders.
Inform designated employees or departments of items loaded and problems encountered.
Examine freight to determine loading sequences.
Evaluate employee performance and prepare performance appraisals.
Perform the same work duties as those supervised or perform more difficult or skilled tasks or assist in their performance.
Prepare and maintain work records and reports of information such as employee time and wages, daily receipts, and inspection results.
Conduct staff meetings to relay general information or to address specific topics, such as safety.
Counsel employees in work-related activities, personal growth, and career development.
Inspect equipment for wear and for conformance to specifications.
Resolve personnel problems, complaints, and formal grievances when possible, or refer them to higher-level supervisors for resolution.
Recommend or initiate personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, and disciplinary measures.
Assess training needs of staff and arrange for or provide appropriate instruction.
Schedule times of shipment and modes of transportation for materials.
Quote prices to customers.
Estimate material, time, and staffing requirements for a given project, based on work orders, job specifications, and experience.
Provide assistance in balancing books, tracking, monitoring, and projecting a unit's budget needs, and in developing unit policies and procedures.
Inspect job sites to determine the extent of maintenance or repairs needed.
Participate in the hiring process by reviewing credentials, conducting interviews, or making hiring decisions or recommendations.
Inventory supplies, and requisition or purchase additional items as necessary.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Helpers/Laborers
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
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.
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Helpers/Laborers
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.
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.
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.
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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.
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Helpers/Laborers
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
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.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
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).
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
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.
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Helpers/Laborers
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Employee scheduling software Calendar and scheduling software
Inventory control software Inventory management software
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
Microsoft Word Word processing software
Sage ERP Accpac Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Time and attendance software Time accounting software
Warehouse management software Inventory management software
Banding machines Wrapping machinery
Barcode scanners Bar code reader equipment
Claw hammers Hammers
Desktop computers Desktop computers
Dollies Dollies
Forklifts Forklifts
Glue guns Glue guns
Hand planes Planes
Hand saws Saws
Handtrucks Hand trucks or accessories
Hoisting hooks Lifting hooks
Hydraulic jacks Jacks
Hydraulic winches Winches
Lift trucks Forklifts
Material-hoisting slings Slings
Overhead cranes Track cranes
Pallet jacks Pallet trucks
Personal computers Personal computers
Power hoists Hoists
Power saws Power saws
Scaffolding Scaffolding
Tape guns Box sealing tape dispensers
Utility knives Utility knives
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Helpers/Laborers
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Helpers/Laborers
Alternate Job Title(s)
Aircraft Cleaning Supervisor
Boat and Plant Utility Supervisor
Building Materials or Lumber Yard Supervisor
Car Cleaning Supervisor
Car Wash Supervisor
Carpenter Labor Supervisor
Chute Boss
Circus Supervisor
Circus Train Supervisor
Cleaning Supervisor
Cooler Manager
Cotton Header
Dock Boss
Dock Supervisor
Field Pipe Lines Supervisor
Floor Supervisor
Foundry Supervisor
Freight Loading Supervisor
Front Line Supervisor
Gang Boss
Gang Leader
Gang Supervisor
Garbage Collector Supervisor
Gas Pumping Station Supervisor
Grading Supervisor
Grip Boss
Hatch Boss
Hatch Supervisor
Labor Supervisor
Labor Utilization Superintendent
Load Out Supervisor
Loading and Unloading Supervisor
Mail Handlers Supervisor
Mailroom Manager
Maintenance Supervisor
Manufacturing Advisor
Material Handling Crew Supervisor
Material Handling Warehouse Supervisor
Newspaper Circulation Manager
Operations Supervisor
Packaging Supervisor
Parking Lot Supervisor
Platform Material Handler Manager
Platform Material Handling Supervisor
Pressroom Manager
Production Supervisor
Pumping Supervisor
Quality Assurance Supervisor (QA Supervisor)
Reactor Fueling Supervisor
Receiving Lead
Receiving Manager
Receiving Supervisor
Refuse Collector Supervisor
Rigger Supervisor
Scrap Preparation Supervisor
Section Supervisor
Shipping Manager
Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Team Leader
Stevedoring Superintendent
Stevedoring Supervisor
Tank Cleaning Supervisor
Terminal Operations Manager
Transportation Supervisor
Trash Collector Supervisor
Warehouse Lead
Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Supervisor
Yard Foreman
Yard Supervisor
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Construction Managment
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Helpers/Laborers
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