Overview

You can create a new job from any asset in need of work. Or promote a verified defect to job status.

Creating a job

There are six key steps to creating a job:

Selecting an asset

The process of adding a job can be done one of two ways:

  • Selecting an asset directly
  • Using the Activities module.
Selecting an asset directly
  1. Select an asset (e.g. a street light) associated with the job to view its details in the Item details panel.
  2. Select the more actions button from the action bar.

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  1. Select Create job. The Create Job page appears on the left hand side.

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  1. The first two steps of the process indicate that they are complete for this item.

    The remaining steps are described below.

Using the Activities module
  1. From the dashboard select the Activities module.
  2. Select Create Job. The steps required to create the job are listed.

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  1. The first step of the process indicates that it is complete for this item, you can edit the relationship setting if required.

  2. Select step , then select the asset from the map (make sure the correct asset layer is active). You can also select from the search panel if the asset you require is listed there.

    The asset details are displayed in the Item details and the selected item appears in the left panel.

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Note

You can select more than one asset using the map tools selector. This allows you to apply a job to multiple assets,see Selecting multiple items from the map.

  1. Select Done to accept your selection and move onto to the next step.
  2. The first step of the process indicates that it is complete.

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Selecting a job type

Once you have selected an asset the next step is to select a job type.

  1. Select step , a dialog is displayed with a list of available job designs.
  2. Select the design that you require. The design is displayed in the left hand panel.

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  1. Select Done to accept your selection and move onto to the next step.
  2. The second step of the process indicates that it is complete.

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Entering Job details

When you have selected the job type you can enter the details of the job for the selected asset type.

  1. Select step , the job details page is displayed. The details required will vary depending on the job design. Mandatory fields are displayed at the top of the details page.

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  1. Select Show options to display additional detail fields that your processes may require you to complete, see standard details.

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  1. Select Done when you have completed all the jobs details that are required.
  2. The third step of the process indicates that it is complete.

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The remaining steps (, and ) are optional and are not necessarily required to complete the job. You can finish creating the job after step by selecting Create job. If at a later date you need to change the geometry or assign the job to a project or team you can edit the job.

Note

If you selected more than one asset, Alloy creates a job for each item that you selected with a unique job number for each one.

Selecting a job location

When you create a job, by default it takes on the location and geometry of the asset that you associated with the job. There are occasions when the geometry and location of the job needs to be different from the asset, for example where a pot hole is associated with a carriageway, see Adding a job location.

Assigning an job

Although a job is associated with an asset, by default it is not assigned to a project or a team. When you first create a job you can optionally assign the job to project and / or a team. You can always assign the job to a team later by editing the job or the project it belongs to. You can assign a job to a project or team when you create the job if required, see Assigning a job.

Configure Job work items

Each job can include one or more job work items that describe the type of work needed. When you add job work items to a job, Alloy guides you through steps to configure details for each one (e.g. which part of the asset needs to be worked on). When you first create a job this is an option. You can also add job work items to a job later by editing the job, see Configuring job work items.