Creating a Job Type

Job types allow you to define different types of job that each have their own data capture requirements. For examples, you may have completely different paperwork to complete for a service job as you do for installations.

In this example, we've already created a WorkMobile form to mimic the current paper-based job card.

Next we need to set up a Job Type which basically defines which fields on the form the office-based worker completes, and which fields are to be completed by the field-based worker.

To start this, you need to select Jobs from the top navigation bar, and New Job Type from the left-hand menu. 

The screen is divided into four stages, the first of which is to give the Job Type a Name and Description. In this section you will notice there are two checkboxes, one is Live and is checked by default - this means that once saved the job type will be live and ready to be used. The second is On Route Status; by default this is unchecked. In later sections we will look at Job Statuses and the On Route Status will be described in more detail.

For Stage 2, you will need to select a form to be used to define the job type. Attach the form that you created to mimic the paper job card, here we chose the form Job Card from the drop-down list. You have the option to remove this form from the forms list on the device - this can be useful as it stops mobile users being able to fill in and submit the form unless it has been allocated to them through a job.

Stage 3 is where you define which fields are to be filled in by the office-based worker (here called the Operator), and which are to be filled in by the field-based worker (the mobile user). Some fields can only be Mobile User editable, for example Timestamp controls and Photo controls, whereas some are only Operator editable such as the File Attachment controls. You can also have fields which both users can edit.

Finally, stage 4 allows you to configure which fields your mobile user will see on the job summary screen on their mobile device. You'll notice that there are additional fields in this list such as Estimated Start Date. These are standard fields that the system adds automatically to all job types.

Once the job type is configured, click Submit at the bottom of the page. Now you're ready to start booking jobs!