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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.


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.


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.
Associated Career Handbook profiles
7622.1 – Railway labourers 7622.2 – Motor transport labourers
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