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Mechanic, Stationary Steam Engine

Aliases: Engine Mechanic

Industry/Sector(s): Railways


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Mechanic, Stationary Steam Engine is expected to perform include:

  • Repairing, servicing and overhauling the steam engine for correct performance
  • Examining the steam pipes, joints, valves etc. to ascertain the nature and location of the defects, then dismantling them partly or wholly, as necessary, to remove the damage
  • Replacing or repairing the damaged and worn out parts by remitting, filling, grinding and scraping etc.
  • Checking the alignments with gauges and spirit level 
  • Assembling the parts and completing the unit by making use of supplementary tooling, as necessary, to ensure accuracy of fit
  • Testing the reassembled equipment
  • Setting the valves, adjusting the controls and making the necessary adjustments
  • Starting the engine by observing the gauges and metres so as to ascertain engine performance, balances etc.
  • Checking, adjusting and lubricating the working parts
  • Tightening the loose parts and performing other servicing tasks periodically
  • Ensuring that the engine is in good running condition
  • Recommending to the Mechanical Engineer any services and defects noticed for rectification 
  • Keeping a record of all the parts examined and the engine performance
  • Erecting and installing the equipment
  • Operating the steam engine
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • 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?

No

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 4

Minimum - ITI diploma

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Skilled in measuring the worn out parts for size so as to ensure functional accuracy after replacement
  • Proficient in repairing, servicing and overhauling the steam engine
  • Ability to check the correct performance of the steam engine
  • Skilled in removing the damages 
  • Proficiency in performing activities like remitting, filling, grinding and scraping etc.
  • Ability to check the alignments with the gauges and spirit level 
  • Skilled in operating the steam engine
  • Knowledge of the working mechanism of the steam engine
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 

Not applicable

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 5

ITIs across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

http://nscsindia.org/ExploreSectorSkillCouncilDetail.aspx?SSC=OQ==

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
  • http://www.meerutiti.com/4in1/meerutiti/Course.html
  • http://www.itichd.net.in/about_iti/Syllabus.aspx
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1
Helper → Mechanic, Stationary Steam Engine → Mechanical Engineer

(Progression is indicative, not conclusive, and subject to change)

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: No
EXPECTED EARNINGS 6

For candidates with experience - ₹ 6,000 to ₹ 7,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Not required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 1

Indian Railways

KEYWORDS 

Mechanic, Stationary Steam Engine

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 7233.1000 Mechanic, Stationary Steam Engine
ISCO 2008 7233 Agricultural and Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Repairers
NIC 2008 33150 Repair of transport equipment, except motor vehicles
QP Reference - -
NSQF - -
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