Track Maintenance Helper

Minimum -10th standard pass

Will be updated

The tasks a Track Repairer (Rail Transport) is expected to perform include:

Installing and repairing railroad track on specified territory of railroad, using portable grinder, spike puller, spike driver, and tie adz to grind ends of rails, remove old spikes, drive new spikes, cut ties to fit fishplates and perform related maintenance

Operating single or multiple-head spike puller to pull old spikes from tie

Operates tie adzing machine to cut a portion of the tie so that tie plate can be inserted to the rail

Drilling holes through rails, tie plates and fishplates for insertion of bolts and spike using power drill

Operating rail saw to cut rails to specified lengths

Operating portable grinder to grind worn ends of rails

Well-versed in raising rail using hydraulic jack to facilitate removal of old tie and installation of new tie

Well-versed in using single or multiple-head spike driving machine to drive spike into tie and secure rail

Knowledge of operating a track-wrench machine to tighten or loosen bolts at joints that hold ends of rails together

Knowledge of spraying ties, fishplates and joints with oil to protect them from weather

Knowledge of painting railroad signs, such as speed limits and gate crossing warnings

Ability to oversee workers and act as section leader

Not applicable

Work independently

Willing to perform laborious tasks

Follow instructions

Good team player

Excellent listening skills

It needs one to be on toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of job

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

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 needsThis job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL), Low Vision (LV) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

Will be updated

For freshers - INR 12,500 to INR 13,500 per month

For candidates with 2 years experience - INR 14,900 to INR 15,500 per month

Largely employed as daily wage worker

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Railway sector is vital for the economy as:

There are no major or glaring skill gaps that exist in the sector due to the in-house training infrastructure in place

Rapid introduction of modern technology though it creates gaps in technical areas such as signalling and telecom

New players entering the rail container segment market require skills that only exist within the railways, thus developing a potential problem

Railways are facing increase in attrition due to gradual opening of the sector

Overhauling the curriculum and infrastructure combined with rolling out training to even the lowest levels of the workforce is essential

Going forward:

Railways is one of the worlds largest employers

Rail freight has grown at around 7% over the past five years and will continue to increase in the coming years with an increasing need for employable workforce

31% share of total freight movement across all modes of transport are transported through rail yet constraints do exist requiring capacity enhancement plans

Large construction companies, builders and developers e.g.: L&T, HCC, DLF, AFCONS, Gammon India Ltd, etc.

Mid-sized construction companies, real estate companies, developers and builders

About 30,000 small construction companies that are members of Builders Association of India (BAI)

Railway sites across India