First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of helpers, laborers, or material movers.Number of Jobs in 2010: 662
Number of Jobs in 2020: 759
Yearly Job Growth Rate: 14.7
Annual Openings: 24
Entry Wage: $10.91
Median Wage: $18.28
Education Requirement: High school diploma or equivalent
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- 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.
- Schedule times of shipment and modes of transportation for materials.
- Quote prices to customers.
- Estimate material, time, and staffing requirements for a given project, based on work orders, job specifications, and experience.
- Provide assistance in balancing books, tracking, monitoring, or projecting a unit's budget needs and in developing unit policies and procedures.
- 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.
- Oversee recycling pick-up or drop-off programs to ensure compliance with community ordinances.
- Supervise recycling technicians, community service workers, or other recycling operations employees or volunteers.
- Assign truck drivers or recycling technicians to routes.
- Coordinate recycling collection schedules to optimize service and efficiency.
- Coordinate shipments of recycling materials with shipping brokers or processing companies.
- Create or manage recycling operations budgets.
- Design community solid and hazardous waste management programs.
- Develop community or corporate recycling plans and goals to minimize waste and conform to resource constraints.
- Implement grant-funded projects, monitoring and reporting progress in accordance with sponsoring agency requirements.
- Investigate violations of solid waste or recycling ordinances.
- Make presentations to educate the public on how to recycle or on the environmental advantages of recycling.
- Negotiate contracts with waste management or other firms.
- Operate fork lifts, skid loaders, or trucks to move or store recyclable materials.
- Operate recycling processing equipment, such as sorters, balers, crushers, and granulators to sort and process materials.
- Oversee campaigns to promote recycling or waste reduction programs in communities or private companies.
- Prepare grant applications to fund recycling programs or program enhancements.
- Schedule movement of recycling materials into and out of storage areas.
- Identify or investigate new opportunities for materials to be collected and recycled.
- Inspect physical condition of recycling or hazardous waste facility for compliance with safety, quality, and service standards.
- Maintain logs of recycling materials received or shipped to processing companies.
- Prepare bills of lading, statements of shipping records, or customer receipts related to recycling or hazardous material services.
- Provide training to recycling technicians or community service workers on topics such as safety, solid waste processing, or general recycling operations.
- Review customer requests for service to determine service needs and deploy appropriate resources to provide service.
Indivduals currently working as First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand can easily transition into any of the occupations lisated below.
- First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
- Storage and Distribution Managers*
- Food Service Managers*
- Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
- Industrial Production Managers
- First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
- Chefs and Head Cooks
- First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers*
- General and Operations Managers*
- First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
* The occupation mentioned is in demand in the state of Maine, and is projected to employ new workers each year.
Occupational data obtained from the Maine Department of Labor and O*NET
Last updated on January 29, 2013