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

OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION

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

SKILLS & REQUIRED SKILL LEVELS
Core Skill Levels Required:
  • Active Listening: 3.88
  • Reading Comprehension: 3.75
  • Speaking: 3.75
  • Coordination: 3.75
  • Critical Thinking: 3.75
  • Social Perceptiveness: 3.62
  • Time Management: 3.62
  • Management of Personnel Resources: 3.62
  • Monitoring: 3.5
  • Learning Strategies: 3.38
  • Negotiation: 3.38
  • Writing: 3.38
  • Persuasion: 3.38
Supplemental Skill Levels Required:
  • Complex Problem Solving: 3.12
  • Judgment and Decision Making: 3.12
  • Instructing: 3.12
  • Systems Evaluation: 3
  • Active Learning: 2.88
  • Systems Analysis: 2.88
  • Service Orientation: 2.75
  • Management of Material Resources: 2.5
  • Mathematics: 2.38
  • Management of Financial Resources: 2.38
  • Quality Control Analysis: 2.25
  • Operation Monitoring: 2.25
  • Operations Analysis: 1.88
  • Operation and Control: 1.75
  • Troubleshooting: 1.25
  • Technology Design: 0.62
  • Programming: 0.38
  • Equipment Selection: 0.25
  • Science: 0.25
CORE TASKS
  • Maintain a safe working environment by monitoring safety procedures and equipment.
  • 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 or 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, or 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, or career development.
  • Inspect equipment for wear and for conformance to specifications.
  • Resolve personnel problems, complaints, or formal grievances when possible, or refer them to higher-level supervisors for resolution.
  • Recommend or initiate personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, or disciplinary measures.
  • Assess training needs of staff and arrange for or provide appropriate instruction.
  • Estimate material, time, and staffing requirements for a given project, based on work orders, job specifications, and experience.
  • 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.

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