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7622 – 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.

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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

This group performs some or all of the following 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.

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.

Exclusions

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
7 - Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
Skill level
D - On-the-job training is usually provided for occupations.
Major group
76 - Trades helpers, construction labourers and related occupations
Minor group
762 - Public works and other labourers, n.e.c.
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2016 Version 1.0
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