What do First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators do?
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, or other personnel to exchange information or to resolve problems.
- Direct workers in transportation or related services, such as pumping, moving, storing, or loading or unloading of materials or people.
- Resolve worker problems or collaborate with employees to assist in problem resolution.
- Review orders, production schedules, blueprints, or shipping or receiving notices to determine work sequences and material shipping dates, types, volumes, or 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, or customer services.
- Maintain or verify records of time, materials, expenditures, or crew activities.
- Interpret transportation or tariff regulations, shipping orders, safety regulations, or 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, or work-related accidents.
- Recommend or implement personnel actions, such as employee selection, evaluation, 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, or facilities to ensure that they are safe, free of defects, and consistent with specifications.
- Compute or estimate cash, payroll, transportation, personnel, or storage requirements.
- Dispatch personnel and vehicles in response to telephone or radio reports of emergencies.
- Perform or schedule repairs or preventive maintenance of vehicles or other equipment.
- Examine, measure, or 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.
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