Railway signal operator inspecting connection joints between railroad car wagons at station

Railway Signal Operator

Railway Signal Operators control the movement of trains, and assemble and disassemble trains within a marshalling yard.

Overview

Railway Signal Operators control the movement of trains, and assemble and disassemble trains within a marshalling yard.

Day-to-day

  • directs trains within marshalling yards
  • breaks apart and join train wagons and carriages
  • places wagons, carriages and engines into sidings
  • directs outgoing trains to the main line
  • may conduct safety checks.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

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