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Driver, Railway Engine (Electrical)

Aliases: Engine Driver

Industry/Sector(s): Railways


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Driver, Railway Engine (Electrical) is expected to perform include:
  • Driving an electrically propelled railway engine on the scheduled rail routes for transporting passengers and goods
  • Taking charge of the engine from the Loco Shunter
  • Examining various parts of the engine for operational efficiency
  • Driving the engine from the loco-shed to the railway station and ensuring proper coupling
  • Receiving the required signal from the Station Master to start the journey
  • Switching on the engine on receiving the green signal from the Train Guard
  • Driving the engine along the scheduled routes
  • Regulating the speed according to the restrictions and cautions prescribed
  • Maintaining the arrival and departure of the train at the stations as per the scheduled timings
  • Maintaining regular contact with the Train Guard through the journey
  • Supervising the work of the assistants on the engine
  • Driving the engine to the loco-shed on completion of the journey
  • Filling up the necessary forms
  • Detailing the required repairs and handing over the charge to the Loco Shunter
WORK ENVIRONMENT 14, 15
  • It needs one to be on their toes
  • Need not 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 10

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
  • Knowledge of how to operate 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
  • Proficient in maintaining safety devices
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1

Knowledge of how to repair any mechanical and electrical defects in the engine, enroute, if required

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

All colleges across India

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

Coming soon

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 10, 15

Driver, Railway Engine (Electrical)  → Mail Driver

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: No
EXPECTED EARNINGS 8

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

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 15

Training for 9-10 months is required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 

Indian Railways 

KEYWORDS 

Driver, Railway Engine (Electrical)

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 8311.0400 Driver, Railway Engine (Electrical)
ISCO 2008 8311 Locomotive Engine Drivers
NIC 2008 49110 Passenger rail transport
QP Reference - -
NSQF - -
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