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Driver, Railway Engine (Diesel)

Aliases: Engine Driver

Industry/Sector(s): Railways


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Driver, Railway Engine (Diesel) is expected to perform include:
  • Driving the diesel engine of the locomotive for transporting passengers and goods
  • Taking charge of the engine from the Loco Shunter
  • Examining various parts of the engine for operational efficiency
  • Ensuring that there is sufficient diesel in the engine
  • Driving the engine from the loco-shed to the traffic yard and station, and attaching it to the train to which it is booked
  • Receiving the required signal from the Station Master to begin journey
  • Starting the train on receiving the signal from the Train Guard
  • Driving the engine along the scheduled route
  • Regulating the speed according to the restrictions prescribed
  • Keeping to the scheduled timings and clearance of the track
  • Exchanging signals with the Train Guard enroute to maintain mutual contact
  • Supervising the work of the Cleaner and checking the operation of the engine
  • Observing the readings of the different gauges and instruments
  • Driving the engine to the loco-shed on completion of the journey
  • Filling up the necessary forms
  • Detailing the major defects and required repairs
  • Conducting running repairs in emergency cases
WORK ENVIRONMENT 15, 16
  • It needs one to be on their toes
  • May need to handle a team
  • Local travelling is 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?

May be

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 11

Minimum - Matriculation plus ITI graduate in course approved by NCVT/SCVT in the appropriate subject (qualifying Railway Recruitment Board Exam is necessary)

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Skilled in operating the engines and auxiliary equipment
  • Ability to read gauges, metres and charts to track engine operations
  • Ability to monitor the engine, chemical and fuel levels
  • Efficient in inspecting the equipment to ensure that it is operating correctly
  • Knowledge of various railway routes
  • Proficient in maintaining safety devices
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1

Knowledge of how to drive the loco engine (steam) and petrol-driven rail car

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

All colleges across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.meriview.in/2014/04/rrb-assistant-loco-pilot-syllabus-2014-rrb-alp-exam-pattern.html

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 11, 16

Driver, Railway Engine (Diesel)  → Mail Driver

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: No
EXPECTED EARNINGS 9

For engine drivers - Rs 9,300 to Rs 34,800 per month 

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 16

Training for 9-10 months is required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 

Indian Railways 

KEYWORDS 
  • Driver, Railway Engine (Diesel)
  • Engine Driver
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 8311.0300 Driver, Railway Engine, (Diesel)
ISCO 2008 8311 Locomotive Engine Drivers
NIC 2008 49110 Passenger rail transport
QP Reference - -
NSQF - -
REFERENCES 
1National Classification of Occupations Division 8
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7http://www.archive.india.gov.in/sectors/transport/index.php?id=10
8
http://www.ibef.org/industry/indian-railways.aspx
9
http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/pay_comm/PC6/RBE-108.pdf
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http://www.taxindiaonline.com/RC2/pdfdocs/6th_pay_commission/report/report7_3.pdf
11
http://www.rrbbbs.gov.in/files/CEN-01-2014%20(Full).pdf
12
http://www.omicsonline.com/open-access/occupational-health-challenges-of-railway-employees-in-india--towards-developing-a-comprehensiveframework-for-action-1522-4821-1000205.pdf
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Psychological Perspectives of Organizational Commitment by Saurabh Kumar Tiwari, 2009
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