NOC 7304 – Supervisors, railway transport operations



Supervisors in this unit group 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.

Main Duties

Supervisors in this unit group perform 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.

All Titles

  • foreman/woman – railway transportforeman – railway transport, forewoman – railway transport
  • foreman/woman, railway transport operating supportforeman, railway transport operating support, forewoman, railway transport operating support, railway transport operating support foreman, railway transport operating support forewoman
  • foreman/woman, railway transport operationsforeman, railway transport operations, forewoman, railway transport operations
  • railway transport operating support foreman/woman
  • railway transport operations supervisor
  • road foreman/woman – railway transportroad foreman – railway transport, road forewoman – railway transport
  • road foreman/woman, freight trainroad foreman, freight train, road forewoman, freight train
  • road foreman/woman, passenger trainroad foreman, passenger train, road forewoman, passenger train
  • station agent – railway transport
  • stationmaster
  • stationmaster – railway transport
  • supervisor, railway transport operations
  • trainmaster
  • yard foreman/woman – railwayyard foreman – railway, yard forewoman – railway
  • yardmaster – railway


  • Supervisors of railway car repairers and locomotive mechanics (See 7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades)
  • Supervisors of railway track maintenance crews (See 7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews)


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