Who is a mechanic and how to become a mechanic will try to answer the problem. The engineer is the driver of electric or diesel or steam railway locomotives carrying passenger or cargo.
DUTIES OF MACHINERY
Lubricates the mechanical parts of the locomotive and takes the necessary safety precautions, - Operates the locomotive and follows the movement orders, tariffs, signals given by the pointer and other railway personnel, and controls the movement of the train, - Checks the other employees working on the locomotive, Doing their job, - Keeps the report after the end of the journey and fills the related books (event book etc.).
TOOLS AND MATERIALS USED
Locomotive (Steam, Diesel, Electric, Diesel-Electric), - Radio, - Movement models, - Screwdrivers, pliers, key sets, various tools, - Event book (notebooks).
SPECIFICATIONS REQUIRED BY THE CAREER
Those who want to be a mechanic; - can use eye-hand and coordinate their feet - which can give a very quick response to stimuli - that can detect a lot of things at any given time - careful, responsible, unflappable, - Colors can discern, - Body robust, mental health site, - who likes to deal with machinery and people with mechanical ability.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS
The mechanics are obliged to travel because they work in the area of railway transportation. The mechanics must be at work during the day, at the weekend or at the festivities and to sit down and manage the locomotive. In rare cases, train accidents may occur. The dispatcher is in communication with the train chief, the switchman and the locomotive employees.
WORKING AREAS AND WORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Professionals can work mainly in Turkish State Railways and sugar factories, iron and steel factories and in-city rail passenger transport. The increasing population brings along the problem of mass transport. One of the most economical and safe means of mass transportation is the train. In our country, freight or passenger transportation by rail is not at the desired level. Since railway transportation is very important for the development of a country, it is a necessity to make important attacks in this field in our country. The development and modernization of railways means that more mechanics work at the same time.
PLACES OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
The training of the mechanic profession is provided in the in-service training centers affiliated to the General Directorate of TCDD. In addition, graduates of industry vocational high schools are trained with in-service training.
CONDITIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
For the vocational education, a minimum requirement for primary school graduates is required. - In addition, it is necessary to obtain a sound board report from TCDD Hospitals.
DURATION AND CONTENT OF EDUCATION
Training of the mechanic profession at the General Directorate of TCDD; 18 for TCDD Vocational High School graduate is 3 year for industrial vocational high school graduates. Those who have graduated from Industrial Vocational High School and who have passed the examination of the assistant mechanic opened by the General Directorate of Turkish State Railways (TCDD) have the opportunity to become a mechanic by participating in in-service training and courses. In order to do this, 3 month internship study is carried out until the theoretical work, as well as the driver's license as an assistant engineer. At the end of the internship, those who are successful in the examination will be given the license of the engineer.
The graduates of the newly graduated TCDD Vocational High School and the industrial vocational high school graduates who are taken by the open exams start their jobs as assistant mechanics. After a period of in-service training, they receive the title of mechanic. Those who receive a diploma (Brove) as a mechanist can continue as a master engineer.
SCHOLARSHIP, CREDIT AND WAGE STATUS
In the in-service training carried out by the General Directorate of TCDD, the salaries of the Civil Servants Law no. 657 for vocational high school graduates are paid monthly. assignment of permanent staff started working as a mechanic or made in the form of contract staff, who made the appointment as special compensation staffed with a gross monthly fee and receive around 2 times the minimum wage. Contracted employees receive monthly wages in amounts ranging from 4 to 5 of the net minimum wage.