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Fitter, Signal

Aliases: Mechanical and Electrical Signal Maintainer (Railway)

Industry/Sector(s): Railways


JOB DESCRIPTION 9

The tasks a Fitter, Signal is expected to perform include:

  • Testing, overhauling and installing all mechanical and electrical signal equipment other than interlocking and the Station Master's slide control frames
  • Maintaining the signal equipment in working order to prevent failure and detention of rail traffic
  • Issuing disconnection notices as prescribed for repairs and adjustments
  • Attending to all failures of signal mechanism, and locating and rectifying defects
  • Cleaning the signal glasses, checking the focus of the signal and colour lights periodically and setting and keeping them correctly focused
  • Undertaking new installations and carrying out alterations and modifications under the guidance of the Signal Inspector
  • Submitting fortnightly reports and intimating programmes to the Station Master
  • Preventing wastage, and guiding and controlling the men placed under him/her
WORK ENVIRONMENT 10, 11
  • It needs one to be on their toes
  • May need to handle a team
  • Local travelling may be a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are not 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?

May be

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 2, 3, 4, 5

Minimum - 10th passed or its equivalent (under 10+2 system) with 50% marks and ITI graduate in related trade from a recognized Industrial Training Institute affiliated to NCTV

KEY COMPETENCIES 9
  • Knowledge of how to remove the jamming of the locking device by oiling, taping or other external means without removing the cover
  • Proficient in testing the facing point, lock detectors, electrical points and signal mechanism regularly
  • Well-versed in cleaning the signal glasses, checking the focus of the signal and colour lights
  • Knowledge of how to clean batteries
  • Knowledge of how to maintain the necessary records such as the failure book, inspection book, muster roll attendance register, material indented and received etc.
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 9

Knowledge of electrical or mechanical and signal equipment

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • All junior colleges across India
  • All ITIs across India
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

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

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 11, 2, 4, 3, 5

Helper →Fitter, Signal Signal Inspector Grade II→ Signal Inspector Grade I → Chief Signal Inspector

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: No
EXPECTED EARNINGS 5, 2, 3, 4

For new entrants - Rs 1,490 to Rs 1,970 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

 
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 5, 6, 3, 4

Training of one year is required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 

Indian Railways

KEYWORDS 
  • Fitter, Signal
  • Mechanical and Electrical Signal Maintainer (Railway) 
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 7233.2700 Fitter, Signal
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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