Yard and terminal agent (rail and subway) - Salary and Career
Metrorail transport technicians

Yard and terminal agent (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 Yard and terminal agent (rail and subway) earn

A Yard and terminal agent (rail and subway) 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 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 1.554 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Yard and terminal agent (rail and subway)

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 Yard and terminal agent (rail and subway)

Metrorail transport technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Yard and terminal agent (rail and subway) 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
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