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Transportation and Material-Moving Supervisors
(SOC Code : 53-1031)
in California

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators and helpers.

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
General Freight Trucking 3,7808.3%
Couriers and Messengers 4986.9%
Grocery Product Merchant Wholesalers 4,1385.7%
Other Personal Services 10,8935.6%
Specialized Freight Trucking 11,0042.9%
Waste Management and Remediation Service2,4732.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,2121.9%
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 14,7341.9%
Support Activities, Road Transportation 2,4761.8%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 15,9851.2%
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 6,1461.2%
Misc Nondurable Goods Merchant Whsle 2,6041.1%

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Program Title
Railroad and Railway Transportation

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Enforce safety rules and regulations.
Plan work assignments and equipment allocations to meet transportation, operations or production goals.
Direct workers in transportation or related services, such as pumping, moving, storing, or loading or unloading of materials or people.
Review orders, production schedules, blueprints, or shipping or receiving notices to determine work sequences and material shipping dates, types, volumes, or destinations.
Inspect or test materials, stock, vehicles, equipment, or facilities to ensure that they are safe, free of defects, and consistent with specifications.
Confer with customers, supervisors, contractors, or other personnel to exchange information or to resolve problems.
Monitor field work to ensure proper performance and use of materials.
Dispatch personnel and vehicles in response to telephone or radio reports of emergencies.
Drive vehicles or operate machines or equipment to complete work assignments or to assist workers.
Plan and establish transportation routes.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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