Road transport maintenance schedulers are responsible for the effective execution of all maintenance work control processes of vehicles for urban transport, and for the efficient and effective use of planning and scheduling all resources to conduct maintenance activities.
The following job titles also refer to road transport maintenance scheduler:
road transport maintenance coordinator
vehicle maintenance scheduler
vehicle maintenance coordinator
route vehicle maintenance planning officer
route vehicle maintenance coordinator
vehicle maintenance planning officer
road transport maintenance officer
scheduler of road transport maintenance
route vehicle maintenance scheduler
A high school diploma or equivalent is generally the minimum required to work as a road transport maintenance scheduler.
ISCO skill level
ISCO skill level is defined as a function of the complexity and range of tasks and duties to be performed in an occupation. It is measured on a scale from 1 to 4, with 1 the lowest level and 4 the highest, by considering:
- the nature of the work performed in an occupation in relation to the characteristic tasks and duties
- the level of formal education required for competent performance of the tasks and duties involved and
- the amount of informal on-the-job training and/or previous experience in a related occupation required for competent performance of these tasks and duties.
Road transport maintenance scheduler is a Skill level 2 occupation.
Road transport maintenance scheduler career path
These occupations, although different, require a lot of knowledge and skills similar to road transport maintenance scheduler.
Long term prospects
These occupations require some skills and knowledge of road transport maintenance scheduler. They also require other skills and knowledge, but at a higher ISCO skill level, meaning these occupations are accessible from a position of road transport maintenance scheduler with a significant experience and/or extensive training.
Essential knowledge and skills
This knowledge should be acquired through learning to fulfill the role of road transport maintenance scheduler.
- Mechanical requirements for vehicles in urban areas: Know legal requirements that vehicles must meet in order to operate in urban areas. Inspect and maintain components of vehicle subsystems; ensure safety of vehicle, reliability, and driving comfort.
- Electrical systems used in transportation: Understand the functioning of electrical systems, their specifications, and application in operations and systems for the transportation of freight and people.
- Principles of mechanical engineering: Understand principles of mechanical engineering, physics, and materials science.
- Electronics principles: The study of electric energy, more specifically electron, control and its prominent principles regarding integrated circuits and electrical systems.
- Mechanical components of vehicles: Know the mechanical components used in vehicles and identify and resolve potential malfunctions.
Essential skills and competences
These skills are necessary for the role of road transport maintenance scheduler.
- Provide cost benefit analysis reports: Prepare, compile and communicate reports with broken down cost analysis on the proposal and budget plans of the company. Analyse the financial or social costs and benefits of a project or investment in advance over a given period of time.
- Comply with schedule: Work and complete tasks as scheduled; perform the necessary work activities to successfully complete the task within the timeframe allocated.
- Programme work according to incoming orders: Schedule tasks based on incoming work; anticipate the total amount of resources required to complete the work and assign them accordingly. Assess the required working hours, pieces of equipment, and workforce needed taking into account the available resources.
- Read standard blueprints: Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.
- Perform ICT troubleshooting: Identify problems with servers, desktops, printers, networks, and remote access, and perform actions which solve the problems.
- Organise technical operating information for vehicles: Gather and process technical information documents such as vendor manuals.
- Manage backlogs: Manage work control status and backlogs to ensure completion of work orders.
- Follow work procedures: Adhere to procedures at work in a structured and systematic manner.
- Accurately estimate work hours: Assess the necessary work hours, equipment, and skills required to successfully complete a task.;
- Distribute technical information on operation of vehicles: Distribute information resources such as drawings, diagrams, and sketches that describe in detail the technical characteristics of vehicles.
- Make numerical calculations: Work with numbers and perform complex calculations. An understanding of the basics of maths is crucial.
- Maintain vehicle spare parts: Maintain the availability of spare parts for vehicles available in order to reduce the amount of time vehicles spend under repair.
- Connect vehicle maintenance and operations departments: Establish communication between maintenance and operations planning departments. Ensure professional operations that meet designated schedules; ensure equipment performance and availability.
ISCO group and title
4323 – Transport clerks