Railway Track Worker - ANZSCO 821611

Description
Lays and repairs tracks for railways, tramways, quarries and mines, and installs and repairs signals and other equipment.
Skill Level
4
Specialisations
  • Track Inspector
Skills Assessment Authority
Caveats
No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 8216 Railway Track Workers

Description
lay and repair tracks for railways, tramways, quarries and mines, and install and repair signals and other equipment.
Tasks
  • spreading and tamping ballast to provide firm foundation for sleepers
  • cutting rails to length and grinding worn and rough rail ends
  • placing sleepers across roadbeds, and positioning and fastening rails on sleepers
  • drilling bolt holes, and bolting and welding rail sections
  • removing and replacing worn and damaged rails, sleepers and switches
  • cleaning and lubricating switches
  • examining track, lubricating wheel bearings on rolling stock and maintaining switch signal lamps
  • installing and repairing signals and other equipment
  • may assist with the righting of derailed rolling stock
Skill Level
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
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