Distribution Supervisor - Indiana Regions Overview:
The graph above shows that there were
198 job postings for the occupation of Distribution Supervisor in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Distribution Supervisor. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.
What Distribution Supervisor Do:
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators and helpers.
Common Job Activities:
- 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.
- Examine, measure, or weigh cargo or materials to determine specific handling requirements.
- Drive vehicles or operate machines or equipment to complete work assignments or to assist workers.
- Plan and establish transportation routes.
- Interpret transportation or tariff regulations, shipping orders, safety regulations, or company policies and procedures for workers.
- Maintain or verify records of time, materials, expenditures, or crew activities.
- Prepare, compile, and submit reports on work activities, operations, production, or work-related accidents.
- Resolve worker problems or collaborate with employees to assist in problem resolution.
- Recommend or implement personnel actions, such as employee selection, evaluation, rewards, or disciplinary actions.
- Assist workers in tasks such as coupling railroad cars or loading vehicles.
- Perform or schedule repairs or preventive maintenance of vehicles or other equipment.
- Explain and demonstrate work tasks to new workers or assign training tasks to experienced workers.
- Compute or estimate cash, payroll, transportation, personnel, or storage requirements.
- Requisition needed personnel, supplies, equipment, parts, or repair services.
- Recommend and implement measures to improve worker motivation, equipment performance, work methods, or customer services.
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