Taxi Drivers:

Drive a motor vehicle to transport passengers on an unplanned basis and charge a fare, usually based on a meter.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $31,130.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,701
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 29.33 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Technology and Tool Usage
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Following Directions
Written Communication
Customer Service
Resource Management
Computer Fundamentals

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect vehicle to detect malfunctions or maintenance needed
Inspect vehicle body to determine extent of damages and repairs needed
Perform transportation or shipping related safety inspection
Report vehicle or equipment malfunctions
Test vehicle computer processors to detect malfunctions
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Perform safety inspection related to an installation, maintenance, or repair
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test mechanical products or equipment
Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
Inspect materials or equipment to determine need for repair or replacement
Inspect locomotives or other railroad equipment
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory or hazard compliance concerns
Operate vehicle engine electrical systems test equipment
Operate engine emission testing equipment
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Inspect material-moving equipment to detect problems
Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with transportation related standards
Inspect transportation or shipping related machinery or equipment
Inspect installation, maintenance, or repair machinery or equipment
Ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards
Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
Determine mechanical repairs or modifications needed
Inspect waste disposal or treatment facilities for regulatory compliance
Perform inspection of tools or equipment prior to use
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Inspect mechanical systems to determine if they are operating properly
Test performance of aircraft equipment
Inspect production equipment

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Service vehicle with water, air, fuel, or oil
Maintain commercial, cargo, or passenger vehicle
Clean vehicles or vehicle components
Maintain heavy equipment
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Install vehicle parts and accessories
Overhaul major vehicle systems such as engines or transmissions
Maintain mechanical machinery or implements
Mount tires on vehicles
Install glass such as windshields in motor vehicles
Adjust clearances of vehicle body parts or components
Service green vehicles to make repairs or maintain good working order
Repair commercial transportation equipment
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Tighten/Loosen nuts, bolts, and fasteners
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Repair major vehicle systems such as engines, engine components, or transmissions
Maintain boat or ship hull
Install brakes on vehicles
Overhaul power-generating equipment or machinery
Repair mechanical controls
Repair railroad equipment or tracks
Overhaul industrial or construction machinery or equipment
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical parts or components
Rebuild automotive or vehicle parts and components
Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Align vehicle frame
Perform preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment
Maintain mining machinery or equipment
Maintain work tools or equipment
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Drive automobile, van, or light truck
Transport passengers in mass transit
Transport cargo
Operate highway passenger or transport vehicles
Drive truck with capacity greater than 3 tons
Drive tractor-trailer truck
Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment
Secure cargo
Drive trucks or truck-mounted equipment
Adjust routes or speeds as necessary
Test operation of vehicles before and after repair
Operate rail vehicles such as locomotives or dinkey engines
Operate transportation equipment to demonstrate function or malfunction
Operate heavy lifting equipment such as hoists, winches, or hydraulic booms
Operate light lifting equipment for loading and unloading personnel or small cargo
Operate cargo handling gear

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain driver log
Maintain transportation records
Record production data
Maintain detailed transportation logs
Maintain shipping records
Record service or repair activities
Record details of deliveries or shipments
Maintain personnel records
Maintain transportation related repair or maintenance records
Record test or inspection results, procedures, or data
Prepare investigation, accident, or incident reports
Maintain equipment service or repair records
Document operational activities
Maintain file of job openings
Maintain job descriptions
Record information about parts, materials, or repair procedures
Record sales or transactions data

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

Provide customer service
Accommodate requests of passengers
Assist passengers to store luggage
Assist passengers during vehicle boarding
Provide assistance or direction to customers
Assist others during emergencies
Provide personal services or assistance to clients
Assist workers to resolve work problems
Greet customers, guests, visitors, or passengers

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation
Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Follow installation, maintenance, or repair safety procedures and regulations
Diagnose mechanical problems in machinery or equipment
Implement freight shipping or storage procedures
Implement company or staff policies
Diagnose malfunctioning vehicle systems based on inspection or test results
Diagnose engine problems using diagnostic equipment
Diagnose electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Implement employee bargaining agreements
Determine service or repair needs for light mechanical equipment
Identify best itinerary based on knowledge of routes
Follow transportation, shipping, or material moving safety procedures and regulations
Determine automotive service or repair needs
Diagnose refrigeration problems
Terminate personnel or staff employment
Terminate contractor employment
Evaluate emergency situations to determine level of assistance required

Getting Information

Review maps to determine location or routes
Review navigation charts to determine routes
Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures
Read operating, service, or repair manuals
Review arrival or departure schedules
Review transportation related codes and specifications
Review switching or train orders
Review installation, maintenance, or repair codes and specifications
Review installation, maintenance, or repair work orders
Interpret information from diagrams, blueprints, schematics, or technical drawings
Review schedules to obtain cargo loading information
Review transportation, shipping, or material moving work orders
Review traffic routing or control plans

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