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Railway and motor transport labourers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7622

Railway and motor transport labourers perform a variety of tasks to assist track maintenance workers and railway yard workers, or motor transport operators. They are employed by railway transport companies and motor transport companies.

Job Duties for Railway and motor transport labourers

Railway labourers
  • Transport tools and equipment on push or hand car and perform other duties to assist railway track maintenance workers to lay, maintain and repair railway tracks
  • Cut vegetation growth from railway tracks using scythes and mowers
  • Check freight cars for physical damage and cleanliness.
Motor transport labourers
  • Assist truck and delivery drivers to load and unload vehicles
  • Perform labouring duties in warehouses.

Working Conditions for Railway and motor transport labourers

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

  • Car Checker - Railway
  • Car Checker - Railway Transport
  • Car Weigher - Railway
  • Carman/woman Helper - Railway
  • Cold-storage Checker - Transport
  • Crossing Attendant - Railway
  • Crossing Gateman/woman - Railway Transport
  • Deliverer Helper
  • Delivery Truck Driver Helper
  • Delivery Truck Helper
  • Driver Helper
  • Engineer's Assistant
  • Freight Car Checker - Railway
  • Freight Car Weigher
  • Fuel And Sand Operator - Railway Transport
  • Fuel Truck Driver Helper
  • Furniture Mover Helper
  • Gateman/woman - Railway Transport
  • Motor Transport Labourer
  • Mover Helper
  • Moving Van Helper
  • Rail Lubricator
  • Railway Car Decal Applier
  • Railway Car Weigher
  • Railway Labourer
  • Railway Track Labourer
  • Railway Track Maintenance Labourer
  • Railway Yard Labourer
  • Route Driver Helper
  • Section Labourer - Railway
  • Siding Checker-messenger - Railway Transport
  • Signal Gang Helper
  • Swamper - Truck Transport
  • Track Greaser - Railway
  • Track Sweeper - Railway
  • Truck Driver Helper
  • Yard Labourer - Railway Transport
  • Car Checker - Railway
  • Delivery Truck Helper
  • Furniture Mover Helper
  • Mover Helper
  • Railway Labourer
  • Signal Gang Helper
  • Swamper - Truck Transport
  • Truck Driver Helper
  • Rail Loader / Unloader