CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Industrial Truck/Tractor Equip Oper - All Levels Combined

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Industrial Truck/Tractor Equip Oper - All Levels Combined
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location. Move controls to drive gasoline- or electric-powered trucks, cars, or tractors and transport materials between loading, processing, and storage areas.
 
Move levers and controls that operate lifting devices, such as forklifts, lift beams and swivel-hooks, hoists, and elevating platforms, to load, unload, transport, and stack material.
 
Position lifting devices under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, and boxes, and secure material or products for transport to designated areas.
 
Perform routine maintenance on vehicles and auxiliary equipment, such as cleaning, lubricating, recharging batteries, fueling, or replacing liquefied-gas tank.
 
Weigh materials or products, and record weight and other production data on tags or labels.
 
Operate or tend automatic stacking, loading, packaging, or cutting machines.
 
Signal workers to discharge, dump, or level materials.
 
Hook tow trucks to trailer hitches and fasten attachments, such as graders, plows, rollers, and winch cables to tractors, using hitchpins.
 
Turn valves and open chutes to dump, spray, or release materials from dump cars or storage bins into hoppers.
 
Inspect product load for accuracy, and safely move it around the warehouse or facility to ensure timely and complete delivery.
 
Manually or mechanically load and unload materials from pallets, skids, platforms, cars, lifting devices, or other transport vehicles.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Industrial Truck/Tractor Equip Oper - All Levels Combined
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Industrial Truck/Tractor Equip Oper - All Levels Combined
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
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.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Industrial Truck/Tractor Equip Oper - All Levels Combined
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Spatial Orientation The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
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.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
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).
 
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.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
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.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Peripheral Vision The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Industrial Truck/Tractor Equip Oper - All Levels Combined
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
ATMS StockTrack PLUS Inventory management software
 
Aldata G.O.L.D. software Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Argos Software ABECAS Insight WMS Inventory management software
 
BarControl Enterprise Manager iBEM Inventory management software
 
IntelliTrack Warehouse Management System WMS Inventory management software
 
Lilly Software Associates VISUAL DCMS Inventory management software
 
Midland Information Systems inventory management software Inventory management software
 
Motek Priya Inventory management software
 
RedPrairie DLx Warehouse Inventory management software
 
SAP warehouse management software Inventory management software
 
SSA Global Supply Chain Management Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Banding equipment Wrapping machinery
 
Belt conveyors Belt conveyors
 
Booms Forklift or elevator accessories or supplies
 
Bridgeplates Dock plates
 
Bulk liquid trucks Bulk transporters
 
Cantilever trucks Forklifts
 
Combination vacuum lifts Lifts
 
Container reach stackers Cargo handling equipment
 
Container top handlers Cargo handling equipment
 
Counterbalanced front/side loader lift trucks Lifts
 
Crane attachments Forklift or elevator accessories or supplies
 
Dockboards Dock ramps
 
Dollies Dollies
 
Extended-reach forklifts Forklifts
 
Flatbed trailers Flatbed trailers
 
Fork-grapples Grapples
 
Forklifts Forklifts
 
Forktrucks Forklifts
 
High-lift order picker trucks Manlift or personnel lift
 
Hustlers Cargo trucks
 
Industrial crane trucks Conventional truck cranes
 
Jacks Jacks
 
Lift beams Forklift or elevator accessories or supplies
 
Lift trucks Forklifts
 
Lifting clamps Forklift or elevator accessories or supplies
 
Metal dump hopper attachments Forklift or elevator accessories or supplies
 
Motorized hand trucks Hand trucks or accessories
 
On-board computers for sending/receiving instructions Thin client computers
 
Overhead hoists Hoists
 
Pallet trucks Pallet trucks
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Personnel and burden carriers Platform lift
 
Platform lift trucks Platform lift
 
Reach rider trucks Manlift or personnel lift
 
Reach stackers Cargo handling equipment
 
Reach type outrigger trucks Lifts
 
Rider trucks Lifts
 
Rough terrain forklifts Forklifts
 
Scoops Forklift or elevator accessories or supplies
 
Shovel attachments Forklift or elevator accessories or supplies
 
Shrink wrap machines Industrial shrink wrap equipment
 
Sliding boom forklifts Forklifts
 
Snowplows Snowplow attachments
 
Straddle carriers Cargo handling equipment
 
Straight-mast forklifts Forklifts
 
Swivel hooks Swivel hooks
 
Tank trailers Non temperature controlled tanker trailers
 
Telescopic forklifts Telescoping boom lift
 
Top loaders Cargo trucks
 
Wheel chocks Wheel chocks
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Industrial Truck/Tractor Equip Oper - All Levels Combined
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Industrial Truck/Tractor Equip Oper - All Levels Combined
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Carrier Driver
Carry All Driver
Cat Driver
Cat Operator
Cat Skinner
Cat Tender
Caterpillar Driver
Caterpillar Operator
Caterpillar Tractor Operator
Charging Car Operator
Checker Loader
Clark Driver
Diesel Tractor Operator
Dolly Driver
Drier Transfer Car Operator
Electric Car Operator
Electric Dolly Operator
Electric Lift Truck Driver
Electric Mule Driver
Electric Mule Operator
Electric Truck Driver
Electric Truck Operator
Electric Trucker
Euclid Operator
Finger Lift Operator
Fork Lift Driver
Fork Lift Operator
Fork Lift Technician
Fork Operator
Fork Truck Driver
Forklift Driver
Forklift Operator
Forklift Truck Operator
Front End Loader Operator
Front-End Loader Operator
Gate Keeper
Hauler
Heavy Machinery Operator
Hi Lift Operator
Hi Lo Driver
Hi Low Truck Driver
Hi Ranger Operator
High Lift Driver
High Lift Mule Operator
High Lift Operator
Hot Car Operator
Hydraulic Lift Driver
Hydraulic Lift Operator (Hy Lift Operator)
Hyster Driver
Hyster Machine Operator
Industrial Tractor Driver
Industrial Truck Driver
Industrial Truck Operator
Inside Trucker
Jitney Driver
Jitney Driver (Logistics)
Jitterbug Operator
Kiln Transfer Operator
Larry Operator
Lead Handler
Lead Loader
Lift Driver
Lift Truck Operator
Lifter Driver
Log Carrier Operator
Lumber Carrier Operator
Marsh Buggy Operator
Material Handler
Mold Car Pusher
Mule Operator
Package Lift Operator
Parts Attendant
Plowing Gardens
Power Mule Operator
Power Truck Driver
Quencher Operator
Quenching Car Operator
Reach-Lift Truck Driver
Replenisher
Ross Carrier Driver
Ross Lift Operator
Shag Truck Driver
Shipper
Shipping Office Forklift Operator
Shipping Operator
Shipping Receiving Warehouse Worker
Skidder Driver
Skidder Lever Operator
Skidder Loader
Skidder Operator
Skidder Runner
Skip Load Driver
Skip Operator
Snaker, Tractor Driver
Spotter Driver
Stacker Driver
Stacker Operator
Storekeeper
Straddle Bug
Straddle Bug Driver
Straddle Bug Operator
Straddle Carrier Operator
Straddle Truck Driver
Straddle Truck Operator
Tier Lift Operator
Tier Truck Driver
Tow Driver
Tow Motor Driver
Tow Motor Operator
Tractor Driver
Tractor Driver Teamster
Tractor Operator
Transfer Car Operator
Travelift Operator
Truck Driver
Uke Driver
Uke Operator
Unloader Operator
Warehouse Driver
Warehouse Person
Warehouse Technician
Warehouse Worker
Warehouser
Waste Transportation Technician
Wheel Loader Operator
Yard Jockey
Yard Worker
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Truck Driver
Benchmark Title: Industrial Truck/Tractor Equip Oper - All Levels Combined
 
 
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