Job description Yard Labourer - Railway Transport near Calgary (AB)

Find out what work is like for an yard labourer - railway transport in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Railway and motor transport labourers (NOC 75211).

Railway and motor transport labourers


Railway and motor transport labourers perform a variety of tasks to assist track maintenance workers and railway yard workers, or motor transport operators. They are employed by railway transport companies and motor transport companies.

Job duties

  • Railway labourers
  • Transport tools and equipment on push or hand car and perform other duties to assist railway track maintenance workers to lay, maintain and repair railway tracks
  • Cut vegetation growth from railway tracks using scythes and mowers
  • Check freight cars for physical damage and cleanliness.
  • Motor transport labourers
  • Assist truck and delivery drivers to load and unload vehicles
  • Perform labouring duties in warehouses.

Job titles

  • car checker - railway
  • delivery truck helper
  • furniture mover helper
  • mover helper
  • railway labourer
  • signal gang helper
  • swamper - truck transport
  • truck driver helper

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