NOC 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.

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

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.

All Titles

  • air brake inspector – railway car
  • apprentice carman/woman – railwayapprentice carman, apprentice carwoman, railway carman apprentice, railway carwoman apprentice
  • brake inspector – railway car
  • car inspector – railway
  • car repairer – railwaycar repairman – railway, car repairwoman – railway
  • car repairer apprentice – railwaycar repairman apprentice – railway, car repairwoman apprentice – railway
  • carman/woman – railwaycarman – railway, carwoman – railway, railway carman, railway carwoman
  • carman/woman inspector – railwaycarman inspector – railway, carwoman inspector – railway, inspector-carman – railway, inspector-carwoman – railway, railway carman inspector, railway carwoman inspector
  • coach repairer, railwaycoach repairman, railway, coach repairwoman, railway, railway coach repairman, railway coach repairwoman
  • inspector, cars – railway
  • inspector-carman/woman – railway
  • mechanic, streetcars
  • 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


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



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