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Occupation Profile for Transportation Managers

Plan, direct, and coordinate the transportation operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that provide transportation services.

 
 
 

 
 
Sample Job Titles
Aviation Manager
Boat Dispatcher
Canal Superintendent
Chief Pilot
Director, Transportation
Dispatch Manager
Dispatcher
Division Road Supervisor
Division Roadmaster
Dock Superintendent
Dockmaster
Fleet Manager
Flight Superintendent
Freight Coordinator
Freight Traffic Consultant
General Agent
General Agent, Operations
General Car Supervisor, Yard
General Claims Agent
General Freight Agent
General Road Foreman
General Road Supervisor
Head of Transport Logistics
International Trade Specialist
Logistics Supervisor
Manager, Aerial Planting and Cultivation
Manager, Airline
Manager, Airport
Manager, Auto Fleet
Manager, Automotive Services
Manager, Bus Transportation
Manager, Car Inspection and Repair
Manager, Cargo and Ramp Services
Manager, Flight Control
Manager, Flight Operations
Manager, Flight Reservations
Manager, Harbor Department
Manager, Passenger Service
Manager, Schedule Planning
Manager, Station
Manager, Terminal
Manager, Traffic
Manager, Truck Terminal
Port Traffic Manager
Regional Superintendent, Railroad Car Inspection and Repair
Station Manager
Station Master
Stationmaster
Superintendent, Marine
Superintendent, Marine Oil Terminal
Superintendent, Stations
Superintendent, Transportation
Supervisor, Airline, Managerial
Supervisor, Bridges
Supervisor, Communications and Signals
Supervisor, Station
Supervisor, Terminal Operations
Supervisor, Traffic
Supervisor, Train Operations
Terminal Superintendent
Traffic Director
Traffic Manager
Traffic Safety Administrator
Traffic Superintendent
Train Master
Train Operations Manager
Trainmaster
Transportation Assistant
Transportation Broker
Transportation Consultant
Transportation Coordinator
Transportation Maintenance Supervisor
Transportation Specialist
Transportation Supervisor
Trucking Contractor
Wharfinger
Wharfinger, Chief
Wharfmaster

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Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Supplemental — Set operations policies and standards, including determination of safety procedures for the handling of dangerous goods.
  • Core — Collaborate with other managers and staff members to formulate and implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.
  • Supplemental — Recommend or authorize capital expenditures for acquisition of new equipment or property to increase efficiency and services of operations department.
  • Core — Monitor operations to ensure that staff members comply with administrative policies and procedures, safety rules, union contracts, and government regulations.
  • Supplemental — Prepare management recommendations, such as proposed fee and tariff increases or schedule changes.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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