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7304 – Supervisors, railway transport operations

Supervisors of railway transport operations 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.


Index of titles

Example titles

Foreman/woman – railway transport

Freight train road foreman/woman

Passenger train road foreman/woman

Railway transport operating support foreman/woman

Railway transport operations foreman/woman

Railway transport operations supervisor

Road foreman/woman – railway transport

Station agent – railway transport


Stationmaster – railway transport


Yard foreman/woman – railway

Yardmaster – railway

Main duties

This group performs 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.

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.


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)