Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
On the Job
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers directly oversee the activities of workers who are involved in transportation and material-moving labor.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Choose optimal transportation routes or speeds.
- Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures.
- Arrange maintenance activities.
- Plan work operations.
- Resolve issues affecting transportation operations.
- Resolve personnel problems.
- Prepare accident or incident reports.
- Record operational or production data.
- Verify information or specifications.
- Direct emergency management activities.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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