8312-Railway Brakers and Related Workers

Job Title: 

Railway Brakers and Related Workers

Job Description: 

Railway brakers, signallers and shunters take charge of and safeguard railway freight trains during runs, control the movement of railway traffic by operating signals, switch rolling stock and make up trains in railway yards or MRT depots.


Tasks include:

  • taking charge of and safeguarding freight train during run
  • controlling flow of railway traffic over section of line by operating signals and switches from control panel or signal box
  • switching and coupling rolling stock in railway yards or MRT depots and sidings in accordance with orders about loading, unloading and make-up of trains
  • making up trains for hauling by locomotive or cable and directing their movement along haulage ways

checking train systems and equipment such as air conditioning and heating systems, brakes and brake hoses prior to train run

Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Railway brakeman/signalman/shunter

Specific Occupations: 

Railway brakeman/signalman/shunter

Other railway brakers and related workers

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore