7304 - Supervisors, Railway Transport Operations

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of railway and yard locomotive engineers, railway yard workers and railway labourers. They are employed by railway transport companies.

  • Illustrative example(s)
    • railway transport operations supervisor
    • road foreman/woman, freight train
    • stationmaster
    • trainmaster
    • yard foreman/woman - railway
    • yardmaster – railway
  • All examples
  • foreman/woman - railway transport
  • foreman/woman, railway transport operating support
  • foreman/woman, railway transport operations
  • railway transport operating support foreman/woman
  • railway transport operations supervisor
  • road foreman/woman - railway transport
  • road foreman/woman, freight train
  • road foreman/woman, passenger train
  • station agent - railway transport
  • stationmaster
  • stationmaster - railway transport
  • supervisor, railway transport operations
  • trainmaster
  • yard foreman/woman - railway
  • yardmaster – railway
  • Exclusion(s)
    • Supervisors of railway car repairers and locomotive mechanics (See 7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades)
    • Supervisors of railway track maintenance crews (See 7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews)
  • Main duties

Supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who operate trains, drive locomotives in railway yards and perform other duties related to railway operations
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
  • Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve performance
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policy
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hiring and promotions
  • Prepare work reports.
  • Employment requirements
    • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
    • A Canadian Rail Operating Rules certificate is required.
    • A certificate in accordance with the Railway Employee Qualification Standards Regulations is required.
    • Several years of railway operations experience are required.

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