7622 Railway and motor transport labourers

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Lead statement

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.

Example Titles

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

Main duties

  • Railway labourers perform some or all of the following duties:
    • 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 perform some or all of the following duties:
    • Assist truck and delivery drivers to load and unload vehicles
    • Perform labouring duties in warehouses.

Employment requirements

  • Some secondary school education is usually required.

Additional information

  • With experience, railway labourers may progress to railway track maintenance workers or railway yard workers.


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