Skills Yard Labourer - Railway Transport near Calgary (AB)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as an yard labourer - railway transport in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Railway and motor transport labourers (NOC 75211).


  • Transport tools and equipment on push or hand cars
  • 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
  • Shovel snow from railway switch boxes
  • Assist trucks and delivery drivers to load and unload vehicles
  • Perform labouring duties in warehouses

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


Analysis Help - Analysis
  • Inspecting and Testing
Service and Care Help - Service and Care
  • Cleaning and House/Shop Keeping
Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles Help - Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles
  • Operating Mobile Equipment
Handling Goods and Materials Help - Handling Goods and Materials
  • Sorting
  • Loading and Unloading


Engineering and Technology Help - Engineering and Technology
  • Building and Construction
Communications and Transportation Help - Communications and Transportation
  • Transportation
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