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7314 – Railway carmen/women

Railway carmen/women inspect, troubleshoot, maintain and repair structural and mechanical components of railway freight, passenger and urban transit rail cars. They are employed by railway transport companies and urban transit systems.


Index of titles

Example titles

Air brake inspector – railway car

Apprentice carman/woman – railway

Brake inspector – railway car

Car inspector – railway

Car repairer – railway

Car repairer apprentice – railway

Carman/woman – railway

Carman/woman inspector – railway

Inspector-carman/woman – railway

Rail vehicle mechanic

Railcar mechanic apprentice

Railway car inspector

Railway carman/woman

Railway carman/woman apprentice

Railway carman/woman inspector

Railway coach repairer

Railway equipment inspector

Streetcar and subway car mechanic

Streetcar mechanic

Subway car mechanic

Wheel and axle inspector – railway

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Inspect interior and exterior components of freight, passenger and urban transit rail cars to determine defects and extent of wear and damage

Repair and install railway car parts such as compressors, air valves, bearings, couplings, air cylinders and piping

Repair and maintain electrical and electronic controls for propulsion and braking systems

Repair defective or damaged metal and wood components, using hand and power tools

Repair and repaint wooden fixtures

Replace damaged windows and repair upholstery

Test and adjust parts using testing gauges and other test equipment

Perform and document routine maintenance.

Employment requirements

Completion of secondary school is usually required.

Completion of an industry-offered apprenticeship program or three to four years of on-the-job training is usually required.

Trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia.

Additional information

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.


Locomotive mechanics (in 7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics)

Railway car repairer foremen/women (in 7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades)