Supervisors, railway transport operations (NOC 7304)

High opportunity occupation

About this job

Supervisors in this group:

  • supervise and coordinate the activities of railway and yard locomotive engineers, railway yard workers and railway labourers
  • work for railway transport companies
Common job titles
  • foreperson, railway transport (freight)
  • foreperson, railway transport (passengers)
  • foreperson, railway transport operations
  • stationmaster / agent - railway supervisor
  • trainmaster / railway yardmaster


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

  • supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of workers who operate trains, drive locomotives in railway yards and perform other duties related to railway operations
  • set up methods to meet work schedules and coordinate work activities with other units
  • solve work problems and recommend measures to improve performance
  • order materials and supplies
  • train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policy
  • recommend staff actions such as hiring and promotions
  • prepare work reports

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a controlled indoor setting.
  • Work also takes place outdoors so workers may be exposed to various weather conditions.

Career paths and resources

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