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Railway Track Maintenance Workers  (NOC 7432)
Montréal Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Railway track maintenance workers operate machines and equipment to lay, maintain and repair railway tracks. They are employed by railway transport companies.

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Railway track maintenance workers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Operate machines and equipment such as tie cutters, tie injectors, tie anchors, rail lifters, spike drivers, spike pullers, rail saws and tie cranes to lay, maintain and repair railway tracks
  • Operate machines and equipment to align tracks, to transfer, spread, level and tamp ballast around ties and rails and to clear snow from tracks
  • Clean and make minor repairs to machines and equipment
  • Patrol assigned track sections to identify and report damaged or broken track
  • Shovel ice and snow from track switch boxes
  • Perform other track maintenance duties as directed.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Montréal, L'Île-Bizard

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Outlook & Prospects for Railway Track Maintenance Workers in Montréal Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Railway Track Maintenance Workers in Montréal Region as well as in the rest of the Québec.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Montréal Region <Not assigned> 2012-11-28

Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in the Montreal region with few and infrequent job opportunities.

Local Labour Market News

Week of Jul 14 - Jul 18, 2014 Week of Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2014 Week of Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2014 Week of Jun 16 - Jun 20, 2014
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