Who is the Machinist? How to Become a Machinist?

TCDD Train Machinist Recruitment
TCDD Train Machinist Recruitment

📩 26/03/2022 00:25

We will try to answer the question of Who is a Machinist and How to Become a Machinist. A mechanic is a person who performs the duties of driving electric, diesel or steam railway locomotives carrying passengers or freight. High Speed ​​​​Train YHT drivers have to take a more special training. During the voyage, the mechanic manages the train and all responsibility belongs to the mechanic.


  • Lubricates the mechanical parts of the locomotive and takes necessary safety measures,
  • Operates the locomotive and follows the movement orders, timetables, signals from the pointer and other railway personnel along the way and controls the movement of the train,
  • Supervises other employees working in the locomotive,
  • Carries out small repairs and adjustments during travel,
  • After the end of the journey, it keeps a report and fills the related books (incident book, etc.).


  • Locomotive (Steam, Diesel, Electric, Diesel-Electric),
  • Radio,
  • Motion models,
  • Screwdrivers, pliers, key sets, various tools,
  • Occurrence book (the book in which problems arise).


Those who want to be a mechanic;

  • Can use eye-hand and feet in coordination,
  • Can react to stimuli very quickly,
  • Can perceive a lot of things at a time,
  • Careful, responsible, cold-blooded,
  • Distinguish colors,
  • Good physical, mental health,
  • They should be people with mechanical abilities who like to deal with machines.

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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.


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.


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.


At least primary school graduates are required for vocational education. In addition, it is necessary to get a sound committee report from TCDD Hospitals.


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.


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.


  1. am I a vocational high school student or do I choose my mechanical engineering?

  2. Hello, I am a primary school graduate, but Haydarpaşa industrial vocational school is not enough to enter my dream to become a train mechanic, trains and hobby of interest and a very strange train disease. I was out of school I'm traveling to the station and the train I'm selling now I'm now 19 to take the school allowance on the train and I still want to be a train engineer, but I don't like the fast train. Waiting for your feedback.
    the bytrenc

  3. Merirhab to,
    I work as a freight engineer in the Netherlands, as well as the daily checks of the train and failures are doing the detection work.
    I'll do next year based hayirlisi with Turkey to turn.
    How and where can I makinistlik turkiyede I need to apply Price?
    And do I have to take any exams?

  4. I go to Anatolian high school, what should I do to be a mechanic?
    Thank you for your help.

  5. Thanks to all the questions in my mind I found answers

  6. The duty of a machinist is a serious, difficult, important, special and risky job that requires sacrifice. These are the personnel who love the job of the institution and are very happy at the end of each successful service. It is the most difficult officer in the institution, requiring a lot of attention and experience. Among the active personnel, the machinists and the wagon technicians are the most diligent and successful personnel.

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