Transport operation technician - Salary and Career
Specialists in Transport Logistics

Transport operation technician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They control, program and coordinate transport operations in general, follow the loading, transshipment and unloading operations of cargo. They check the safety conditions of the means of transport and equipment used, as well as the cargo itself. They oversee storage and transport of cargo and operational efficiency of equipment and vehicles. They control financial resources and inputs, prepare the necessary documentation for the clearance of cargo and serve customers. Research prices for transport services, identify and schedule routes and report on conditions of transport and cargo.

How much does an Transport operation technician earn

A Transport operation technician earns between $1.195 and $4.183 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.914 and a median salary of $1.600 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 12.055 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Transport operation technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.914 22.968 479 9
1º Quartile 1.195 14.343 299 6
Median Salary 1.600 19.200 400 7
3º Quartile 3.190 38.284 798 15
Higher Salary 4.183 50.199 1.046 20


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in transport services
      • transport technicians (logistics)
        • specialists in transport logistics

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Main workplaces

Specialists in Transport Logistics they work in intermodal transport companies, predominantly in air, water and land transport companies. Multimodal transport professionals can work face-to-face and remotely, by rotating shifts. Generally, they work in a multidisciplinary team, under occasional supervision. For these occupations, salaried work predominates, with a formal contract. Eventually, they perform activities that can lead to constant stress.


What does it take to work in the field of Specialists in Transport Logistics

The professionals of this occupational family, for the most part, have post-secondary education, with specialization or technological graduation in the area of transport. The full performance of activities occurs after one or two years of experience.


Functions and activities of Transport operation technician

Specialists in Transport Logistics must:

  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • customer service;
  • control financial resources and inputs;
  • market research;
  • training employees and interns;
  • serve customers;
  • elaborate documents;
  • serving customers;
  • search market;
  • controlling financial resources and inputs;
  • train employees and interns;
  • check means of transport, equipment and cargo safety;
  • service customers;
  • control transport operations;
  • check safety of means of transport, equipment and cargo;
  • define partnerships and service providers;
  • develop documents;

  • Activities

    • control fuel consumption;
    • identify service structure in the transport, storage and distribution route;
    • request maintenance of equipment and vehicles;
    • inform the financial sector about the price and costs of services provided;
    • identify transport routes;
    • register cargo and transport data in the foreign trade system (siscarga);
    • check customer satisfaction;
    • update supplier registration;
    • collect volume and load demand data;
    • collect data from potential suppliers;
    • schedule transport routing;
    • assist in the preparation of contracts;
    • customer loyalty;
    • demonstrate trustworthiness;
    • segregate cargo;
    • resize operational capabilities;
    • demonstrate ability to work in a team;
    • analyze training needs;
    • program cargo circulation;
    • evaluate the incidence of equipment and vehicle failures;
    • negotiate prices and payment terms;
    • demonstrate ability to work under pressure;
    • demonstrate responsibility;
    • demonstrate proactiveness;
    • demonstrate proactivity;
    • monitor loading and unloading of cargo;
    • demonstrate organization;
    • create reports;
    • discriminate tax rates for each location and merchandise;
    • evaluating the performance of employees and interns;
    • arrange loading and unloading;
    • check cargo securing;
    • check cargo stowing;
    • check documents;
    • join events;
    • check customer satisfaction;
    • check compliance with deadlines;
    • issuing accountability reports;
    • monitor customs clearance process;
    • combine transport modes;
    • define technical criteria for service provision;
    • demonstrate leadership;
    • require equipment and vehicle maintenance;
    • cargo label;
    • collect data from potential customers;
    • introduce company and services;
    • provide load information for customer;
    • send shipment confirmation and arrival notice;
    • activate the insurance company in cases of occurrence with the cargo;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • coordinate cargo removal services in customs transit regime;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • issue accountability reports;
    • participate in events;
    • relocate equipment and vehicles;
    • demonstrate objectivity;
    • contract transportation and equipment services;
    • identify operational procedures of the customs area (port, airport, border, terminal);
    • elaborate cost and revenue spreadsheets;
    • fill in forms;
    • archive documents;
    • prepare price and service proposals;
    • identify customer needs;
    • identify prices and services of your partners and competitors;
    • analyze feasibility of new products and services;
    • control expenses with freight and fees;
    • demonstrate proficiency in foreign languages;
    • select training material;
    • forward documentation for official validation;
    • coordinate collection and shipment of domestic cargo;
    • monitor customs inspection of cargo;
    • change cargo destination;
    • organize documents;
    • check allowed weight;
    • request cash from the client;
    • guidance on technical procedures;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • coordinate spawning (stuffing) and container spawning;
    • elaborate price and service proposals;
    • select employees for course;
    • activate the insurance company in case of occurrence with the cargo;
    • record occurrences;
    • monitor maintenance of equipment and vehicles;
    • demonstrate reliability;
    • search for customer solutions;
    • tag cargo;
    • sort customers by demand (region, product type, volume, and others);
    • develop cost and revenue spreadsheets;
    • request customs inspection of cargo;
    • schedule transport, shipment, transfer and disembarkation;
    • inform yourself about the product to be transported;
    • consult specialized information systems, government agencies and entities;
    • supervise operational efficiency of equipment and vehicles;
    • inform the financial sector about price and costs of services provided;
    • provide dangerous goods documentation;
    • feed internal information systems;
    • program circulation, replacement and storage of equipment;
    • coordinate cargo storage;
    • define storage and transport conditions;
    • provide cargo packing;
    • check invoices for payments and receipts of services;
    • schedule transport, embarkation, transfer and disembarkation;


    Sectors that hire Transport operation technician the most in the job market

    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • temporary labor lease
    • vehicle parking
    • wholesale of other equipment and articles for personal and domestic use
    • supply and management of human resources for third parties
    • retail merchandise in general, with predominance of food products - supermarkets
    • cargo transport logistics organization
    • wholesale of goods in general, with predominance of food products
    • road cargo transport
    • general warehouses - issuance of warrant




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