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

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

Also includes

Recycling Coordinators

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $55,910.00
Average Time to Fill 43 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 15,688
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 7.32 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Technology and Tool Usage
Resource Management
Following Directions
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Stack containers, materials, or products
Load/Unload passenger luggage or cargo
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products
Carry equipment, luggage, or cases
Load shipments, belongings, or materials
Move heavy objects in transportation or shipping environments
Load/Unload materials or equipment
Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings
Build masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Erect supports and hangers for equipment and piping
Install glass in windows, skylights, or other structural surfaces
Install sheet metal assemblies in supportive framework
Install storm, sanitation, or water piping systems above and below ground
Install prefabricated building components
Install wooden structural components such as sub flooring, rough framing, or partitions
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Install siding or sheeting materials
Install drywall, plasterboard, or wallboard
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Install roofing materials such as shingles, tile, slate, or asphalt
Install construction support structures such as lathing, back up frames, or metal studs
Install shock-absorbing or acoustical paneling or tiles on wall or ceiling
Move heavy objects in agricultural, farming, or forestry settings
Build agricultural structures
Install structures such as fences, markers, or guard rails
Load agricultural or forestry products for shipment
Identify production related safety procedures
Lay masonry material such as brick, block, paver, stone, or tile
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Apply plaster, stucco, or joint compound mixtures to walls or ceilings
Repair prefabricated wooden building components
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Remodel residential or commercial structures
Perform concrete fabrication
Cultivate agricultural and aquacultural crops for harvesting
Plant agricultural crops
Apply herbicides, fertilizers, or pesticides
Repair wooden frameworks or structures
Transplant plants and crops
Plant trees or plants
Prepare land for agricultural use
Irrigate lawns, trees, plants, or crops
Harvest agricultural or aquacultural crops
Clean work areas
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities
Attach moisture barrier sheeting over construction surfaces

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Direct material handling or moving activities
Direct passenger or freight transport activities
Oversee marine cargo handling
Coordinate operational activities
Oversee activities related to dispatching, routing, or tracking transportation vehicles
Supervise transportation, shipping, or material moving personnel
Manage waste removal and recycling programs
Coordinate production maintenance activities
Establish priorities for employees
Oversee testing or construction of prototype
Assign work to staff or employees
Manage organizational or program policies
Manage quality control activities
Manage industrial production activities or processes
Generate work orders
Manage site preservation plan
Manage building maintenance projects
Direct renewable energy production operations
Supervise industrial, production, or manufacturing personnel
Manage individual and organizational contracts
Supervise construction related personnel or contractors
Direct natural resources extraction or mining projects
Manage project teams
Coordinate shipping activities with external parties
Direct construction activities
Direct construction or extraction personnel
Manage handling of hazardous, toxic, or non-compliant materials
Direct construction of mine shafts or tunnels
Supervise maintenance workers
Take responsibility for safety of group

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Implement freight shipping or storage procedures
Terminate personnel or staff employment
Terminate contractor employment
Implement company or staff policies
Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Route freight shipments
Implement air quality control measures
Employ aircraft safety regulations
Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
Resolve personnel problems
Detonate blasting charges for construction or extraction work
Charge blasting holes with explosives
Implement employee bargaining agreements
Establish project teams
Execute employee bargaining agreements
Deter animal pests
Control animal and plant diseases through sanitation, cleanliness, and management procedures
Terminate vendor relationships
Perform chemical processing emergency procedures
Resolve operational shipping or transportation issues
Solve machining tool problems
Discuss resolution of production problems or equipment malfunctions with relevant personnel
Solve production problems
Approve changes to business processes
Authorize construction activities
Modify production work procedures, processes, or plans
Determine project implementation methods and procedures
Identify best itinerary based on knowledge of routes
Diagnose mechanical problems in machinery or equipment

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor loading processes to ensure procedural compliance
Monitor transportation operations to ensure compliance with regulations or standards
Monitor performance of others
Monitor production operations to ensure compliance with regulations or standards
Monitor repairs or maintenance to enforce standards
Monitor construction operations
Maintain safe work environment
Ensure conformance to building regulations
Monitor contract performance
Monitor work environment to ensure safety or adherence to specifications
Manage security for visitors or employees
Monitor conditions of production operations
Monitor assembly quality
Inspect production environment operations and processes
Maintain consistent production quality
Monitor operation of mail preparation or handling machines
Monitor production or manufacturing equipment operation to detect problems
Monitor operation of drilling equipment
Monitor agricultural, farming, and forestry equipment operation to detect problems
Detect industrial, production, or manufacturing equipment malfunctions by listening for abnormalities

Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up specialized rigging
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Install parts, assemblies, or attachments in transportation or material handling equipment
Set-up heavy construction equipment
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Don/Doff transportation or shipping related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Direct human or vehicle traffic
Install watering, fog, or cooling systems
Install environmental sensors
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Polish stone or concrete using a surfacing machine
Prepare sites or surfaces for concrete, masonry, or related construction work
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Prepare explosives for detonation
Adjust agricultural equipment
Operate portable hand spray equipment
Perform basic plumbing
Install water or sewer treatment plant equipment
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Cut construction material

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Manage allocation or utilization of material resources
Maintain inventory of office supplies
Maintain inventory of office equipment or furniture
Monitor inventories of products or materials
Manage inventories or supplies
Order supplies, materials, or equipment
Inventory stock to ensure adequate supplies
Requisition stock, materials, supplies, or equipment
Maintain parts or equipment inventory
Acquire supplies or equipment
Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Perform transportation or shipping related safety inspection
Inspect transportation or shipping related machinery or equipment
Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with transportation related standards
Inspect material-moving equipment to detect problems
Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
Inspect materials or equipment to determine need for repair or replacement
Perform production or manufacturing related safety inspection
Inspect sewer, drain, or water main pipe joints to detect leaks or verify alignment or fit
Inspect property for condition, damage, or deterioration
Perform construction related safety inspection
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory or hazard compliance concerns
Perform agricultural, farming, or forestry related safety inspection
Ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards
Inspect production equipment
Inspect equipment or tools to be used in construction or excavation
Perform quality assurance testing

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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
Project Management
Environmental Science
Operations Management
Outside Sales
Environmental Management
Annual Reports

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