Minimum 10th Pass
Complete ITI course in any specified trade
Qualify the exam conducted by Railway Recruitment Board
Will be updated
The tasks of a Driver, Shunting (Loco) is expected to perform include:
Driving loco engine on rail tracks
Forming of and breaking up of passenger and goods trains under direction of Yard Master within traffic yard
Taking charge of engine after checking up various parts of engine for operational efficiency
Driving engine according to hand or yard signals from Signalman, Rly. Points Jamadar, Railway and Pointsmen, Railway
Joining coaches, goods and empty wagons for placing them at required places and formation of trains
Knowledge of operating engines and auxiliary equipment
Ability to read gauges, meters and charts to track engine operations
Ability to monitor engine, chemical and fuel levels
Well-versed in inspecting equipment to ensure that it is operating correctly
Proficient in maintaining safety devices
Ability to work light train in case of emergency
Knowledge of minor repairs of engine and supervise work of crews in engine
Ability to drive diesel railway engine or electric railway engine for shunting
Ability to follow instructions
Good communication skills
Ability to focus for long hours
Time management skills
Diligent and hard working
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 are 8/10 hours every day for 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
Occupational hazards may include fatigue, epidemiology of noise induced hearing loss, hypertension, ambient air quality, respiratory symptoms, etc.
Health risks include exposure to heavy noise, dust pollution, excess heat, high voltage electricity, poor lighting, etc.
For engine driver - INR 23,000 to INR 25,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
Overview of Railway Industry in India
The Railways in India provide the principal mode of transportation for freight and passengers. It brings together people from the farthest corners of the country and makes possible the conduct of business, sightseeing, pilgrimage and education. The Indian Railways have been a great integrating force during the last more than 155 years. It has bound the economic life of the country and helped in accelerating the development of industry and agriculture. The growth of Indian Railways in the 155 years of its existence is thus phenomenal. It has played a vital role in the economic, industrial and social development of the country. The network runs multi-gauge operations extending over 63,273 route kilometres.
The main objectives of railways planning have been to develop the transport infrastructure to carry the projected quantum of traffic and meet the developmental needs of the economy. Since the inception of the planned era in 1950-51, Indian Railways have implemented nine five-year plans, apart from annual plans in some years. During the Plans, emphasis was laid on a comprehensive programme of system modernization. With capacity being stretched to the full, investment of cost-effective technological changes become inescapable in order to meet the ever-increasing demand for rail transport. Along with the major thrust directed towards rehabilitation of assets, technological changes and upgradation of standards were initiated in important areas of tracks, locomotives, passenger coaches, wagon bogie designs, signalling and telecommunication.
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