Job Definition

  • 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 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 in a mine or quarry
  • checking train systems and equipment such as air conditioning and heating systems, brakes and brake hoses prior to train run

    Educational level

    • Skilled