Stationary Steam Engine Mechanic

The tasks a Mechanic, Stationary Steam Engine is expected to perform include:

Repairing, servicing and overhauling steam engine for correct performance

Examining the steam pipes, joints, valves, etc. to ascertain nature and location of defects then dismantling them partly or wholly, as necessary, to remove the damage

Replacing or repairing the damaged and worn out parts by remitting, filling, grinding and scraping, etc.

Checking the alignments with gauges and spirit level

Assembling the parts and completing the unit by making use of supplementary tooling as necessary to ensure accuracy of fit

Testing the reassembled equipment

Setting the valves, adjusting the controls and making the necessary adjustments

Starting the engine by observing the gauges and meters so as to ascertain engine performance, balances, etc.

Checking, adjusting and lubricating the working parts

Tightening the loose parts and performing other servicing tasks periodically

Ensuring that the engine in is good running condition

Recommending to the mechanical engineer any service and defects noticed for rectification

Keeping record of all the parts examined and engine performance

Erecting and installing the equipment

Operating the steam engine

Skilled in measuring the worn out parts for size so as to ensure functional accuracy after replacement

Proficient in repairing, servicing and overhauling the steam engine

Ability to check the correct performance of the steam engine

Skilled in removing the damages

Proficiency in performing activities like remitting, filling, grinding and scraping, etc.

Ability to check the alignments with gauges and spirit level

Skilled in operating the steam engine

Knowledge of the working mechanism of the steam engine

Not applicable




Physically fit

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For candidates with experience - INR 6,000 to INR 7,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Railways in India

The Indian Railways is an Indian state-owned enterprise, owned and operated by the Government of India through the Ministry of Railways. It is one of the world's largest railway networks comprising 1,15,000 km (71,000 mi) of track over a route of 65,436 km (40,660 mi) and 7,172 stations.

Indian Railways is the world's seventh largest commercial or utility employer, by number of employees, with over 1.307 million employees as of last published figures in 2013. As for rolling stock, IR holds over 2,39,281 freight wagons, 62,924 passenger coaches and 9,013 locomotives (43 steam, 5,345 diesel and 4,568 electric locomotives). Considering these figures, it is safe to say that there is and will be good demand for a Mechanic, Stationary Steam Engine.

Indian Railways

Cities and towns across India