Fitter, Signal

Mechanical and Electrical Signal Maintainer (Railway)

Minimum 10th pass or ITI

Will be updated

The tasks a Fitter, Signal is expected to perform include:

Testing, overhauling and installing all mechanical and electrical signal equipment other than interlocking and station master's slide control frames

Maintaining signal equipment in working order to prevent failure and detention of rail traffic

Issuing disconnection notices, as prescribed for repairs and adjustments

Attending to all failures of signal mechanism, locates and rectifying defects

Cleaning signal glasses, checking focus of signal and colour lights periodically, setting and keeping them correctly focussed

Undertaking new installation and carrying out alterations and modification under guidance of Signal Inspector

Submitting fortnightly reports, intimating programmes to Station Maters

Preventing wastage and guiding and controlling men placed under him

Knowledge of removing jamming of locking device by oiling, taping or other external means without removing cover

Proficient in testing facing point, locks detectors, electrical points and signal mechanism regularly

Well-versed in cleaning signal glasses, checking focus of signal and colour lights

Knowledge of cleaning batteries

Knowledge of maintaining necessary records such as failure book, inspection book, muster roll attendance register, material indented and received etc.

Knowledge of electrical or mechanical and signal equipment

Good physical health

Problem solving ability

Analytical thinking

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 are not 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

Occupational hazards include overexertion, body-ache, etc

For freshers - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Indian Railways in India

Indian Railway is one of the largest world?s railway networks which is appreciated and accepted by the rest world. The tracks of the Indian Railways are spreading over 115000 km in the route of 65000 km and 7500 stations. Indian Railways is Indian state owned network which is operated and control by the Ministry of Railway, Government of India. Indian Railways is divided into 4 zones Northern Railways, Eastern Railways, Southern Railways and Western Railways. Indian Railways has around 1.3 million of employees dedicated to sharpen the quality and workings of Indian Railways. And Indian Railways keep recruiting more employees throughout the year.

Railways Jobs are the one of the highly preferred and searchable jobs by the desirable candidates and also having a huge scope in India. Well, Indian Railway are never ending network in India that means there may be a chances of Advancement and Development but there will be 0% chances of the termination of Indian Railways. So having Jobs in Indian Railways is the great thing to be secure in the whole life and to earn higher income.

From the Low Level to the Top Level, Indian Railways issued the vacancies to join the Indian Railways each year. The regions are divided into four and each region released their recruitment notification. Every year around lakhs number of vacancies is released by the Indian Railways of the every region in which large number of people applied for and some of them deserving and suitable candidates get the job in the Railways.

Indian Railways

Towns and cities across India