Railway conductors and brakemen/women

Railway conductors and brakemen/women

NOC
7362

Conductors supervise the activities of train crews. Brakemen check train brakes and other systems prior to operation and assist railway conductors en route.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

3
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$78,027
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

75
 

% Working Full Time

100%
 

% Working Full Year

92%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Railway conductors co-ordinate and supervise the activities of passenger and freight train crew members. Brakemen check train brakes and other systems and equipment prior to train run, and assist railway conductors in activities en route. They are employed by railway transport companies.

Main Duties

Railway conductors perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Supervise and co-ordinate the activities of passenger and freight train crew members (except locomotive engineers) to ensure train operations are in accordance with schedule, train orders and code of operating rules
  • Receive train orders and explain orders to brakemen/women, locomotive engineer and other crew members
  • Communicate with train crew members by radio, signals or by other means to give and receive train operation information
  • Collect fares on board passenger trains, announce approaching train stops and answer passenger enquiries
  • Prepare train run reports.

Brakemen/women perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Check train systems and equipment such as air conditioning and heating systems, brakes and brake hoses prior to train run
  • Communicate with train crew members by radio, signals or by other means to aid in the movement and operation of train
  • Receive orders from traffic controllers, observe signals and track conditions and open and close track switches
  • Set and release hand brakes and connect air brake hoses to couple and switch passenger or freight cars, making minor repairs to couplings, air hoses and wheel-bearing boxes as required
  • Assist in collecting fares and helping passengers on and off train.

Also Known As

  • brakeman/woman
  • conductor - switching yard
  • freight train conductor
  • front-end brakeman/woman
  • passenger train conductor
  • railway conductor
  • road freight brakeman/woman
  • tail-end brakeman/woman
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Experience as a brakeman/woman is required for conductors.
  • Experience as a railway worker is usually required for brakemen/women.
  • Railway conductors require a Canadian Rail Operating Rules certificate.
  • Brakemen/women require a Canadian Rail Operating Rules certificate.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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0.0%
Female
100.0%
Male
Employment by age

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0.0%
15-24
41.7%
25-34
41.7%
35-44
0.0%
45-54
16.7%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
50.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
33.3%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
0.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
16.7%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

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100.0%
Transportation and warehousing
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

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14.30%
Northeast
14.30%
Southeast
42.90%
Southwest
14.30%
Central
14.30%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

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Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$78,027

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$78,000

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$78,027

Newfoundland

N/A

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

N/A

Canada

$82,529
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

3
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

3
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

14
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

13