Breakesman, Railway

Luggage Guard

Minimum 10th pass or ITI

Will be updated

The tasks a Breakesman, Railway is expected to perform include:

Segregating inflammable materials and if experienced in passenger or goods train to receive and deliver parcels, luggage and goods

Receiving instruction from Guard, Passenger Train or Guard, Goods Train and checking train formation, couplings, lights and other safety devices

Receiving parcels, goods, luggage etc. from Parcel Clerks or Goods Clerk

Grouping items in car by station of discharge to facilitate quick unloading

Exchanging signals with Guards and Drivers while operating in ghat section trains

Maintaining record of items loaded and unloaded at each station

Informing Guard at rear of train when transfer of goods is completed

Assisting Guard, Passenger Train in his duties

Knowledge of different kinds of materials i.e. inflammable or flammable

Proficient in examining train formation, couplings, lights and other safety devices

Well-versed in maintaining record of items loaded and unloaded at each station

Proficient in grouping items in car by station of discharge to facilitate quick unloading

Knowledge of assisting sick, aged or lady passenger in entraining and detraining while on duty in mail, express or passenger train

Good physical health

Problem solving ability

Good mental health

Flexible for spending long days away from home

Team worker




It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Travelling maybe a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are 9/10 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include working at odd hours, standing for long hours, etc.

Occupational hazards include overexertion, stress-related illness, back pain, body-ache, etc.

For freshers - INR 1,900 to INR 2,400 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

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