Supervisors, railway transport operations (NOC 7304)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2017-2019)
Minimum Not published
Median Not published
Maximum Not published
Job prospect
(2019-2023)
Employment in 2018
500
Skill level
Technical (usually a college or secondary school vocational diploma)

Nature of work

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.

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
  • - Continued…
  • - 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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