Machinist metro trade secrets

Residents of big cities regularly use the services of Metro and do not think about those who, for 6-8.5 hours a day transports them underground.And this makes the metro driver, who for his shift several times passes through the same route.All this time he can only talk to himself but fun songs and pictures, visible from the workplace.Each operator to trust the lives of thousands of people, and he is responsible for them.Such a serious burden to withstand very difficult, and very few people in this profession working there for more than 10-15 years.

What suffers driver subway?Salary (2013, Moscow) such an expert on the average of 50 000 rubles per month.Not so and big money for the work.Why do many seek this profession?

The main reason is that the work on the subway seems to be something mysterious, romantic.After the subway - a strategic object, so the information about it very little.And when people come to get a job, then, to learn about the schedule and the working conditions of hundreds of applicants is only half as much again screened out and sent on training just one person.

Still, how to get a machinist in the subway?Working here can only be a man who served in the Armed Forces under the age of 35 years.First of all it is necessary to pass a comprehensive examination by a specialist psychologist.And already on its results bidder is sent to a medical examination.Here, check the vision, the heart, the ear, the presence of color blindness.Then the person goes through chest X-rays, ECG, surgeon, internist, an otolaryngologist and gives blood.In the case where the medical commission gives a positive opinion, the applicant receives a referral to a four-month training, during which he will be paid a stipend.

After successful examinations leaves have not yet subway driver and his assistant.Somewhere in a month it may send to train under the guidance of an experienced specialist.It was only after two or three months, he can be admitted to the exam for the right management structure.And after two or three months - the exam for the right to self-drive.It turns out that it takes about a year from the date of receipt to study to self-governance.

This difficulties were not over, we can say it was just the beginning.Each shift begins with a medical examination, carried out daily control of a serious health condition.After all, the metro operator to work 6 hours per day, 36 - a week, but have to work for 8.5 hours per shift.And this despite the constant noise, flashes of light and intense attention.When there is a lack of people, and it is 11-12 consecutive working days a week.The main thing that helps the engineer to deal with all of these and other difficulties, - a sense of humor.Without it is impossible to work under the ground.After all, everything else, the subway is a favorite place for suicide, which, according to the instructions, should be removed from under the train driver is.

What else is characterized by profession "engineer Metro"?There are following ten items.

  1. driver with smoking is permitted in the cabin.
  2. After night shift workers sleep in special apartments near stations or rest rooms available in every depot.
  3. such a position can not expect a woman.
  4. driver retirement age - 55 years.
  5. on open sections of lines, with snowfalls they also have to stand in traffic jams.
  6. Dine they are often in their booths on the go.
  7. After "Sliding Doors" driver has the right to close the door without waiting for the landing and landing of passengers.
  8. His work is governed by both the 55th instructions.
  9. flashes of light at the exit of the tunnel of the train station is a major stress for the driver.
  10. At work he has to come prepared and well rested.

Each applicant for such a position should first think carefully whether it will withstand all the hardships that followed was not sorry for the lost time.