Control center supervisor (rail and subway) - Salary and Career
Metrorail transport technicians

Control center supervisor (rail and subway) - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They coordinate the circulation of trains and subway-rail maintenance vehicles, control and schedule train circulation schedules. They manage the station and control the activities of yards and terminals, operate equipment and electrical systems. They provide user support services and supervise the work team. They fill out reports, spreadsheets, dispatch documents, operational diary and incident reports.

How much does an Control center supervisor (rail and subway) earn

A Control center supervisor (rail and subway) earns between $1.233 and $6.250 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.331 and a median salary of $1.583 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 1.365 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Control center supervisor (rail and subway)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.331 27.974 583 11
1º Quartile 1.233 14.798 308 6
Median Salary 1.583 18.996 396 8
3º Quartile 4.766 57.195 1.192 23
Higher Salary 6.250 74.996 1.562 30


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in transport services
      • transport technicians (logistics)
        • metrorail transport technicians

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Main workplaces

Metrorail transport technicians they work on railways and subways, as salaried employees, with a formal contract. They work as a team in the execution of integrated works and in the elaboration of strategies, with permanent supervision. They work indoors and in shifts. May be subject to stressful situations and exposed to flammable material.


What does it take to work in the field of Metrorail transport technicians

The exercise of these occupations requires a high school technical course. There is a tendency to increase the qualification requirements, due to the modernization of the operational control systems. Part of the learning takes place on the job itself.


Functions and activities of Control center supervisor (rail and subway)

Metrorail transport technicians must:

  • operating electrical equipment and systems;
  • provide support service to users and customers;
  • schedule trains;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • coordinating circulation of trains and metro rail maintenance vehicles;
  • administer station;
  • manage station;
  • control yard and terminal activities;
  • elaborate documentation;
  • supervise team work;
  • coordinate circulation of trains and metro rail maintenance vehicles;
  • operate electrical equipment and systems;
  • coordinate movement of trains and metro rail maintenance vehicles;
  • communicate;
  • supervise work team;
  • schedule train circulation;

  • Activities

    • distribute tasks;
    • evaluate employee performance;
    • distribute train schedule to supervisor and agents;
    • analyze information received from stations and trains;
    • determine wagon positioning at loading and unloading point;
    • inform the customer about cargo in transit;
    • inform the customer about abnormalities in the metro rail system;
    • fill in freight and train dispatch documents;
    • contact power supplier in situations of abnormality;
    • provide first aid;
    • authorize maintenance, cleaning and training services on trains;
    • send items found at the station to the lost and found section of receiving center;
    • record electricity consumption;
    • show organization;
    • define strategies for solving operational problems;
    • deliver cargo and cargo documentation to the customer;
    • make bank deposits;
    • drive the physically disabled for boarding and disembarking;
    • receive cargo and cargo documentation;
    • demonstrate gestural quality;
    • plan train formation;
    • plan formation of trains;
    • replace faulty and damaged trains;
    • require employee retraining and training;
    • enter information in the operational data system;
    • inspect electrical equipment;
    • control movement of trains and metro railway maintenance vehicles in the lines and courtyards;
    • seal and reseal wagons;
    • make areas and fixed operational equipment available for maintenance activity ;
    • operate passenger flow control equipment (escalator, turnstile, door access);
    • check cargo conditions (weight, packaging and volume);
    • write correctly;
    • advise machinists and train operators on track abnormalities and train;
    • create reports;
    • distribute electrical supply;
    • supervise customer service (box office, turnstile and information);
    • authorize movement of trains;
    • schedule trains;
    • control fleet train availability;
    • form trains (composition);
    • supervise station security;
    • perform train crossings and overtaking;
    • consult occurrence book;
    • operate movement control systems and movement of trains ;
    • express yourself correctly;
    • deliver training to employees;
    • consult operational data system;
    • demonstrate dynamism;
    • forward service invoice to customer;
    • adapt language;
    • operate control systems (electrical, traffic and passengers);
    • execute strategies to solve operational problems;
    • forward user for emergency medical care;
    • dispatch trains from the yard, according to the timetable;
    • remove damaged trains;
    • evaluate functional conduct;
    • evaluate services provided by third parties;
    • immobilize trains with shim;
    • request authorization for circulation;
    • operate auxiliary equipment (ventilation and water pumps);
    • plan crossing and passing trains;
    • check financial transactions;
    • operate operational supervision room;
    • make note of employee attendance;
    • supervise use of personal protective equipment (ppe);
    • assign employees;
    • sell tickets;
    • set priorities for train circulation;
    • rebuild train after maintenance;
    • call fire brigade, military police, ambulance and environmental agencies in case of accidents;
    • allocate locomotives and wagons according to demand;
    • determine positioning of locomotives for supply and inspection;
    • check cargo documentation;
    • request maintenance of fixed equipment and trains;
    • demonstrate objectivity;
    • receive visitors;
    • control movement of trains and metro rail maintenance vehicles in the lines and courtyards;
    • demonstrate distributed attention ability;
    • set vacation schedule;
    • fill book and incident reports;
    • positioning lane switches for circulation (manual or remote);
    • isolate areas and fixed operational equipment for maintenance;
    • complete loading and unloading movement sheets;
    • test electrical equipment;
    • operating electrical substations;
    • acting with initiative;
    • inform the control center of occurrences at the station;
    • provide return of fixed equipment and trains to their operational condition;
    • demonstrate diffuse attention capacity;
    • answer queries and customer complaints;
    • manage inventory of consumables;
    • demonstrate emotional balance ability;
    • maneuver trains and metro rail maintenance vehicles;
    • prove leadership;
    • orient employees;
    • participate in team meetings;
    • operate local control panel (pcl);
    • work as a team;
    • demonstrate clarity;
    • elaborate operational diary (of);


    Sectors that hire Control center supervisor (rail and subway) the most in the job market

    • road, bridge, tunnel and related services concessionaires
    • collective passenger road transport, with fixed itinerary, municipal
    • water collection, treatment and distribution
    • cargo rail transport
    • combined building support services
    • surveillance and private security activities
    • municipal and metropolitan passenger rail transport
    • temporary labor lease
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • engineering services




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