Fireman Railway Engine (Steam)

Minimum 10th pass or ITI

Will be updated

The tasks a Fireman, Locomotive is expected to perform include:

Firing and operating steam locomotive boiler by stocking coal into it to maintain required steam pressure

Checking safety plugs of fire -box, moving parts of engine and supplying of water and coal before commencement of journey

Assisting Engine Driver in observing signals and other instructions

Proficient in stoking coal judiciously into firebox of boiler to maintain constant fire for generating steam

Knowledge of keeping coal consumption within prescribed limits

Well-versed in oiling and cleaning engine parts, filling water tank enroute with water at water columns and maintaining required water level in boiler

Proficient in ensuring correct operation of Engine lubricator and raking of fire at waiting stations when engine takes water

Knowledge of storing prescribed quantity of coal, water etc., in engine and preparing it for journey by firing boiler to required steam pressure

Will be updated

Good physical health

Good mental health

Flexible for spending long days away from home

Team worker


Dexterity of hands



It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

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

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risk includes exposure to fire, smoke, etc.

Occupational hazards may include burns, fatigue, respiratory problem, etc.

For freshers - INR 4,200 to INR 6,000 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