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Yard Master, Railway

Aliases: Station Master

Industry/Sector(s): Railways


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Yard Master, Railway is expected to perform include:
  • Supervising the break up of the incoming goods train in the railway yard
  • Marshalling the new trains from relocated waggons and moving it out of yard
  • Making arrangements for the reception and dispatch of the goods train into and from the goods yard after ensuring that the points are correctly set and locked and the line is clear
WORK ENVIRONMENT 2, 12
  • 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 8 hours everyday for 6 days a week
  • Shift system is available
  • Overtime is available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 12

Minimum - University degree or its equivalent

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Proficient in checking the incoming waggons to confirm that they are properly labelled, the seals are intact and the identification numbers are correctly recorded by the Clerk
  • Adept at directing the placement and removal of the damaged stock and waggons from the sick line
  • Well-versed in sorting out the waggons according to the destination and ensuring that the Shunter forms the goods trains as per the marshalling order
  • Adept at ensuring that the waggons containing fresh fruits and livestock are moved quickly
  • Proficient in keeping a record of the arrival and departure times of the goods trains, detention of the waggons, time taken for shunting and movement of rolling stock
  • Adept at supervising the weighing of waggon loads on the weigh bridge
  • Ability to maintain smooth communication with the Section Controller about the position of the waggons in the yard and the readiness of the goods train
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1, 12
  • Ability to substitute for a subordinate whenever necessary
  • Diploma in Rail Transport and Management
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

All colleges and universities across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

http://mhrd.gov.in/scholarships-education-loan-0

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

Coming soon

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 16, 11

Traffic Apprentice Yard Master, Railway Chief Yard Master, Railway

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: No
EXPECTED EARNINGS 7, 8, 6

For new entrants - Rs 9,300 to Rs 34,800 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 12

Training up to one year is sufficient

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 

Indian Railways

KEYWORDS 

Railway Yard Master

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 4323.0100 Yard Master, Railway
ISCO 2008 4323 Transport Clerks
NIC 2008 52212; 52213 Support service at railway stations, bus stations, bridges etc; Switching and shunting
QP Reference - -
NSQF - -
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