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Transportation route and crew schedulers

OaSIS code 14405.00

Transportation route and crew schedulers prepare operational and crew schedules for transportation equipment and operating personnel.

Overview

Also known as

  • Bus scheduler
  • Crew scheduler - transportation
  • Flight crew scheduler
  • Schedule analyst
  • Train scheduler
  • Transit scheduler
  • Transportation schedules writer
  • Truck scheduler

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Review schedule requisitions, passenger counts and cargo, running times, distances, personnel availability and other pertinent information to establish schedule parameters
  • Design new or modify existing schedules using computer software or other methods
  • Incorporate into route plan factors such as peak travel periods, holidays, special events and construction with emphasis on time and cost efficiency
  • Assign personnel to equipment and routes and schedule work shifts
  • Compile equipment and personnel records, including hours in service, distances, maintenance, repairs required and other data, to produce operating reports
  • May prepare user guides and other public service information.

Additional information

  • Mobility between occupations in this group is limited due to the requirement of specific transportation sector experience.
  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Crew schedulers supervisor; Transportation route schedulers supervisor (in 12013.00 Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations)
  • Production controller (in 13201.01 Production logistics coordinators)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

1 – Business, finance and administration occupations

TEER

4 – Occupations usually require a secondary school diploma; or several weeks of on-the-job training

Major group

14 – Administrative and financial support and supply chain logistics occupations

Sub-major group

144 – Supply chain logistics, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations

Minor group

1440 – Supply chain logistics, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations

Unit group

14405 – Transportation route and crew schedulers

Occupational profile

14405.00 – Transportation route and crew schedulers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Scheduling Work and Activities
5 - Highest Level
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
4 - High Level
Interacting with Computers
4 - High Level
Planning and Organizing
4 - High Level
Analyzing Data or Information
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
2 - Low amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Standing
Duration
1 - Very little time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
5 - Every day, almost continuously
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
4 - Highly important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Airlines
  • Municipal transit systems
  • Railways
  • Transportation establishments in both the private and public sectors
  • Truck, delivery and courier services

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Multitasking
4 - High Level
Deductive Reasoning
3 - Moderate Level
Fluency of Ideas
3 - Moderate Level
Hearing Sensitivity
3 - Moderate Level
Inductive Reasoning
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Coordinating
3 - Moderate Level
Critical Thinking
3 - Moderate Level
Instructing
3 - Moderate Level
Management of Personnel Resources
3 - Moderate Level
Monitoring
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important
Independence
4 - Highly important
Leadership
4 - Highly important