7314- Railway carmen/women

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Railway carmen/women

Job Description: 

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.

Main Duties: 

Railway carmen/women perform 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.

Additional Inormation: 

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Locomotive mechanics (in 7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics)
Railway car repairer foremen/women (in 7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X