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

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

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $48,930.00
Average Time to Fill 43 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 6,271
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 11.12 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Work Ethic
Time Management
Following Directions
Customer Service

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Oversee marine cargo handling
Direct material handling or moving activities
Direct passenger or freight transport activities
Manage waste removal and recycling programs
Manage handling of hazardous, toxic, or non-compliant materials
Supervise transportation, shipping, or material moving personnel
Assign work to staff or employees

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Modify work procedures, processes, or plans to meet situational needs
Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Resolve personnel problems
Implement company or staff policies

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Inventory stock to ensure adequate supplies
Maintain inventory of office equipment or furniture
Manage material resources
Maintain inventory of office supplies
Acquire supplies or equipment
Requisition stock, materials, supplies or equipment

Documenting/Recording Information

Record details of deliveries or shipments
Maintain job descriptions
Record construction, extraction, or mining related production data
Maintain personnel records
Maintain file of job openings
Maintain record of organization expenses

Training and Teaching Others

Orient new employees
Train transportation or material moving personnel
Train construction or extraction personnel
Prepare transportation, shipping, or material moving reports or presentations
Train others in the use of construction or extraction related equipment

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

Communicate work orders and plans to airline, air traffic, or airfield personnel
Conduct meetings with clients and customers
Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards
Respond to employee concerns

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Waste reduction
Business Administration
Staff Management
Operations Management

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