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Railway carmen/women

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7314

Railway carmen/women inspect, troubleshoot, maintain and repair structural and mechanical components of railway freight, passenger and urban transit rail cars. They are employed by railway transport companies and urban transit systems.

Job Duties for Railway carmen/women

  • Inspect interior and exterior components of freight, passenger and urban transit rail cars to determine defects and extent of wear and damage
  • Repair and install railway car parts such as compressors, air valves, bearings, couplings, air cylinders and piping
  • Repair and maintain electrical and electronic controls for propulsion and braking systems
  • Repair defective or damaged metal and wood components, using hand and power tools
  • Repair and repaint wooden fixtures
  • Replace damaged windows and repair upholstery
  • Test and adjust parts using testing gauges and other test equipment
  • Perform and document routine maintenance.

Working Conditions for Railway carmen/women

Work is performed indoors and outdoors, depending on the occupation or task. Safety measures must be followed to prevent injury from tools, equipment, and vehicles in motion.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Air Brake Inspector - Railway Car
  • Apprentice Carman/woman - Railway
  • Brake Inspector - Railway Car
  • Car Inspector - Railway
  • Car Repairer - Railway
  • Car Repairer Apprentice - Railway
  • Carman/woman - Railway
  • Carman/woman Inspector - Railway
  • Inspector-carman/woman - Railway
  • Rail Vehicle Mechanic
  • Railcar Mechanic Apprentice
  • Railway Car Inspector
  • Railway Carman/woman
  • Railway Carman/woman Apprentice
  • Railway Carman/woman Inspector
  • Railway Coach Repairer
  • Railway Equipment Inspector
  • Streetcar And Subway Car Mechanic
  • Streetcar Mechanic
  • Subway Car Mechanic
  • Wheel And Axle Inspector - Railway
  • Rail Vehicle Mechanic
  • Railway Car Inspector
  • Railway Carman/woman
  • Railway Carman/woman Apprentice
  • Streetcar And Subway Car Mechanic