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

What do they do?

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

Also known as:

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

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 10.9%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #19 in job growth rate
  • 430

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #16 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.4%)
  • Master's degree (2.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (15.9%)
  • Associate's degree (10.8%)
  • Some college, no degree (26.7%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (35.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (8.2%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • 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.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • 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.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • 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.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Monitor work environment to ensure safety or adherence to specifications.
  • Monitor loading processes to ensure they are performed properly.
  • Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards.
  • Resolve personnel problems.
  • Verify information or specifications.
  • Schedule operational activities.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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