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RRBs have invited applications for the posts of JE (Junior Engineer), JE-IT, DMS (Depot Material Superintendent) and CMA (Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant). There are 13,400+ vacancies this time. This is an excellent opportunity to make an entry into the government sector. Aspirants can start applying for these posts from Jan 2, 2019. The breakup of vacancies is below:

Post Name

No. of Vacancies

JE 12844
JE (IT) 29
DMS 227
CMA 387
Total 13,487


To help you in having a better understanding of these jobs, we have come up with different facets of these vacancies like salary, benefits, job profile etc. Let’s have a look at these details:

Payscale of RRB-JE (considering 7th Pay Commission)

Payscale of JE, JE (IT), DMS & CMA is level 09 as per 7th CPC Pay Matrix. The initial pay is Rs. 35,400 plus other allowances and the Grade Pay is Rs. 4,200. RRB-JEs are entitled to a number of other benefits and allowances depending on the departments where they are posted. These allowances are Dearness Allowance, HRA (House Rent Allowance), Transport Allowance, CCA (City Compensatory Allowance), Railway Duty Pass, Educational Allowance, Medical Facilities and Other Special Allowance. Your Total Pay will vary from Rs. 33,725 to 36,425 depending on the category of the city you are posted in.

Job Profile of RRB-JE

There are different engineering posts under RRB-JE profiles as shown below:

Let’s have a look at the profiles of different posts:

RRB-JE (Civil) Job Profile

A Civil JE starts his career as a supervisor in the civil engineering department. Also known as Inspector of Works or Incharge of Tracks, his role includes a small jurisdiction of approximately 50-60 kms of railway tracks.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • A Civil JE also has to take responsibility for maintenance & construction of railway building. He also has to look into encroachment of railway land, water supply to the buildings etc.
  • To ensure that railway tracks are maintained properly
  • Periodic verification of stores and tools in his charge
  • Bridge maintenance, workshop and construction
  • Estimation & drawing of work need to put for platform readiness
  • Platform Extension Work, Platform Shed Construction/ Repairs, Painting, etc.

RRB-JE (Electrical) Job Profile

As the name indicates, an Electrical JE works in the electrical department.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Maintenance of electric locomotive, equipment overhead & traction, lighting & air conditioning of train, power supply, safety system etc.
  • Monitoring and maintaining valuable equipment like Overhead, substations
  • Producing and safeguarding the Main Line EMUs, Electrical Multiple Units and Electric Locomotives.

RRB-JE (Electronics & Telecommunication) Job Profile

An Electronics & Telecommunication JE works in the telecommunication department.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Managing the installations of signalling at stations
  • To finalize the proposal for work budget, revenue & its periodic review

RRB-JE (Mechanical) Job Profile

These JEs work in the mechanical department.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • To look after the condition of goods wagons’ components and passengers coaches
  • To ensure the supply of defect-free rolling stocks

RRB-JE (Information Technology) Job Profile

A JE-IT works in the IT department.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • The JE (IT) is a webmaster and is supposed to update the website’s content on a regular basis.
  • To ensure that the availability of hardware, software, office equipment etc.

Career Growth & Promotion Policy of RRB-JE

The chances of promotion really depend on the department you are posted. At times, you need to take departmental exams to get promoted and at the same time, you can also get promoted based on your experience & knowledge. Below is the organization hierarchy & promotion flow of an RRB-JE.

Overall, these are really good government jobs. All of these job profiles are required to take the RRB-JE CBT 1. Start preparing for the exam by taking a Free Mock Test.

Wishing you all the best for your preparation!

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