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First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand - 53-1021.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Floor Supervisor
  • Front Line Supervisor
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Parts Manager
  • Receiving Lead
  • Receiving Manager
  • Receiving Supervisor
  • Shipping Manager
  • Shipping Supervisor
  • Terminal Operations Manager

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Assess training needs of staff and arrange for or provide appropriate instruction.
  • Check specifications of materials loaded or unloaded against information contained in work orders.
  • Collaborate with workers and managers to solve work-related problems.
  • 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.
  • Estimate material, time, and staffing requirements for a given project, based on work orders, job specifications, and experience.
  • Evaluate employee performance and prepare performance appraisals.
  • Examine freight to determine loading sequences.
  • Inform designated employees or departments of items loaded or problems encountered.
  • Inspect equipment for wear and for conformance to specifications.
  • Inspect job sites to determine the extent of maintenance or repairs needed.
  • Inventory supplies and requisition or purchase additional items, as necessary.
  • Maintain a safe working environment by monitoring safety procedures and equipment.
  • Participate in the hiring process by reviewing credentials, conducting interviews, or making hiring decisions or recommendations.
  • Perform the same work duties as those supervised or perform more difficult or skilled tasks or assist in their performance.
  • Plan work schedules and assign duties to maintain adequate staff for effective performance of activities and response to fluctuating workloads.
  • Prepare and maintain work records and reports of information such as employee time and wages, daily receipts, or inspection results.
  • Provide assistance in balancing books, tracking, monitoring, or projecting a unit's budget needs and in developing unit policies and procedures.
  • Quote prices to customers.
  • Recommend or initiate personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, or disciplinary measures.
  • Resolve personnel problems, complaints, or formal grievances when possible, or refer them to higher-level supervisors for resolution.
  • Review work throughout the work process and at completion to ensure that it has been performed properly.
  • Schedule times of shipment and modes of transportation for materials.
  • Transmit and explain work orders to laborers.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Acquire supplies or equipment.
  • Direct material handling or moving activities.
  • Evaluate performance of applicants, trainees, or employees.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with safety, quality, or service standards.
  • Inspect material-moving equipment to detect problems.
  • Meet with coworkers to communicate work orders or plans.
  • Monitor loading processes to ensure they are performed properly.
  • Monitor work environment to ensure safety or adherence to specifications.
  • Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards.
  • Plan work operations.
  • Provide transportation information to passengers or customers.
  • Recommend personnel decisions or human resources activities.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Resolve personnel problems.
  • Schedule operational activities.
  • Train transportation or material moving personnel.
  • Verify information or specifications.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Air Transportation (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Air Transportation Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Ordnance Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Allied Trades Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Ammunition Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Aviation Ordnance Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Ordnanceman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Engineer Equipment Maintenance Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Equipment Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Crew Chief, KC-130 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • M1 Abrams Tank System Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Supervisor (Army - Enlisted)
  • Medical Logistics Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Munitions Systems Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Packaging Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Pavements and Construction Equipment (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pavements and Construction Equipment Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pavements and Construction Equipment Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pavements and Construction Equipment Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pavements and Construction Equipment Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Property Accounting Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Senior Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer/Senior Ordnance Logistics Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Car-Cleaning Supervisor
  • Car-Wash Supervisor
  • Carpenter-Labor Supervisor
  • Circus-Train Supervisor
  • Freight-Loading Supervisor
  • Superintendent, Labor Utilization
  • Supervisor
  • Supervisor, Aircraft Cleaning
  • Supervisor, Cleaning
  • Supervisor, Loading and Unloading
  • Supervisor, Scrap Preparation
  • Supervisor, Tank Cleaning
  • Utility Supervisor, Boat and Plant