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Supervisors, railway transport operations

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7304

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.

Job Duties for Supervisors, railway transport operations

  • 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.

Working Conditions for Supervisors, railway transport operations

Work is performed indoors and outdoors, depending on the task.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Foreman/woman - Railway Transport
  • Freight Train Road Foreman/woman
  • Passenger Train Road Foreman/woman
  • Railway Transport Operating Support Foreman/woman
  • Railway Transport Operations Foreman/woman
  • Railway Transport Operations Supervisor
  • Road Foreman/woman - Railway Transport
  • Station Agent - Railway Transport
  • Stationmaster
  • Stationmaster - Railway Transport
  • Trainmaster
  • Yard Foreman/woman - Railway
  • Yardmaster - Railway
  • Freight Train Road Foreman/woman
  • Railway Transport Operations Supervisor
  • Stationmaster
  • Trainmaster
  • Yard Foreman/woman - Railway
  • Yardmaster - Railway
  • Vehicle Handler Supervisor