7622 Railway and motor transport labourers
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Lead statementRailway 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.
- car checker – railway
- delivery truck helper
- furniture mover helper
- mover helper
- railway labourer
- signal gang helper
- swamper – truck transport
- truck driver helper
This group performs 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
- Assist truck and delivery drivers to load and unload vehicles
- Perform labouring duties in warehouses.
- Some secondary school education is usually required.
- With experience, railway labourers may progress to railway track maintenance workers or railway yard workers.