Loco Pilots

Loco Driver

Locomotive Driver

Minimum 10th

Certified training for Locomotive Driver (programme aligned to ISC/Q 0006 released by Indian Iron & Steel Sector Skill Council)

0-1 years of driving experience and minimum 100 hours of hands on experience with 10th pass

In lieu of minimum qualifications the incumbent should not be considered for this role

The tasks a Locomotive Driver is expected to perform include:

Operating the locomotive to ensure the movement of raw materials, intermediates, finished products within the plant

Maintaining a log book for performance parameters

Checking the working condition of locomotives

Knowledge of the area of operation

Knowledge of associated equipment, accessories and components

Ability to ensure that the equipment is safe and ready to use

Knowledge of traffic signals and signs

Proficient in the understanding of the normal running characteristics of locomotives

Proficient in the response to emergencies e.g. power failures, fire and system failures

Knowledge of the activities and causes of risks and accidents

Well-versed in the causes of common problems during operations and remedies

Physically fit

Normal colour vision

One month if training in the loco shop

Well versed in the routine inspection of locomotives

Understanding of traffic signals

Understanding of 5S and safety practices

Ability to work independently as well as in teams

Analytical thinking

Problem solving attitude

High concentration levels

Willingness to work in a factory environment

Sharp reflexes

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a not part of this job

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. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to toxic materials, fire, the repetitious motion of arms, etc.

Occupational hazards include skin allergies, respiratory problems, burns, skeletal deformation, electric shock, etc.

Will be updated

Overview of the Iron and Steel Sector

India is the fourth largest producer of crude steel and the largest producer of soft iron in the world. The steel sector in India is almost a century old, and exhibits significant economic importance due to rising demand by sectors such as infrastructure, real estate, and automobiles, in domestic as well as international markets. The level of per capita consumption of steel is an important determinant of the socio-economic development of the country. In India, the per capita consumption in 2013 stood at around 57.8 kilograms. However, these figures are expected to rise with increased industrialization throughout the country.

The Indian steel industry is divided into primary and secondary sectors. The primary sector comprises a few large integrated steel providers producing billets, slabs and hot rolled coils. The secondary sector involves small units focused on the production of value-added products such as cold rolled coils, galvanized coils, angles, columns, beams and other re-rollers, and sponge iron units. Both sectors cater to different market segments.

The demand for steel in India is expected to rise by 4-5 per cent this year and will touch a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15 per cent after FY17. Given the government's high focus on jump starting stalled projects, followed by pushing large flagship projects, including the freight and industrial corridors, it is expected that India will begin moving back on the path of materials intensive growth by the end of this year.

Also, the recently released Union Budget 2014?15 has paved the way for the development of the Indian steel sector with proposals for the construction of 100 smart cities and changes in the MMRD Act. India?s ranking in the global list for production of crude steel is all set to improve with increasing demand for domestic consumption in the years to follow.

Steel production in India is expected to reach 275 million tonnes by 2020, making it the second largest producer in the world. Presently, the Indian iron and steel industry employs around 500,000 people, but with the growing demand for iron and steel and increase in the number of production units, employment in the Indian iron and steel industry is expected to increase.

Iron and steel companies across India

Iron and steel plants across India