Station supervisor (metro and railway) - Salary and Career
Metrorail transport technicians

Station supervisor (metro and railway) - 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 Station supervisor (metro and railway) earn

A Station supervisor (metro and railway) earns between $936 and $5.486 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.263 and a median salary of $1.779 according to an 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 1.554 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Station supervisor (metro and railway)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.263 27.157 566 11
1º Quartile 936 11.235 234 5
Median Salary 1.779 21.351 445 9
3º Quartile 4.184 50.204 1.046 20
Higher Salary 5.486 65.830 1.371 27

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 Station supervisor (metro and railway)

Metrorail transport technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Station supervisor (metro and railway) the most in the job market

    • municipal and metropolitan passenger rail transport
    • cargo rail transport
    • subway transport
    • terminal operations
    • loading and unloading
    • road and rail terminals
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • retail trade in tires and inner tubes
    • building highways and railways
    • temporary labor lease

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