Stationmaster (railway) - Salary and Career
Metrorail transport technicians

Stationmaster (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 Stationmaster (railway) earn

A Stationmaster (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 Stationmaster (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 Stationmaster (railway)

Metrorail transport technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Stationmaster (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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