7304 Supervisors, railway transport operations
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.
railway transport operations supervisor
road foreman/woman, freight train
yard foreman/woman – railway
yardmaster – railway
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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
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.
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.
Supervisors of railway car repairers and locomotive mechanics (in 7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades )
Supervisors of railway track maintenance crews (in 7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews )