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Job Costing with Time Pilot



Job costing with TimePilot time and attendance systems

Your TimePilot system can also be used for keeping track of the time taken by particular jobs. Commonly known as “job costing,” this feature can be used to determine the amount of time an individual project takes during the workday or how long an employee takes to complete a particular project.


Let’s say you run a remodeling company and use TimePilot Extreme. In a single shift, your employees might be doing framing, then putting up drywall, then painting—and one employee might be doing some plumbing, too. TimePilot’s job costing feature allows you to see how each employee spent his or her day and also to determine how much time all employees spent framing, drywalling, painting and plumbing.


To do this, each employee will carry a black iButton and several colored ones. The black iButton will be used to clock in and out at the start and the end of the day for payroll purposes; the colored iButtons will be used to record the start time and end time of particular jobs or tasks. For instance, when an employee starts framing, he or she would tap their yellow iButton to the “in” probe. When finished, they would tap the yellow iButton to the “Out” probe, then tap their red iButton to the “In” probe to indicate they are starting drywalling.


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