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

Also called: Receiving Lead, Receiving Manager, Receiving Supervisor, Shipping Supervisor

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy.

What they do:
Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of helpers, laborers, or material movers.
On the job, you would:
  • Maintain a safe working environment by monitoring safety procedures and equipment.
  • Review work throughout the work process and at completion to ensure that it has been performed properly.
  • Inform designated employees or departments of items loaded or problems encountered.


  • management
  • customer service
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • bringing people together to solve differences


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Independence


You might use software like this on the job:

Inventory management software
  • Inventory control software
  • Warehouse management software
Time accounting software
  • Time and attendance software
Calendar and scheduling software
  • Employee scheduling software


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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