Technician Earth Moving Machinery

Serviceman Earth Moving Machinery

Repairer Earth Moving Machinery

The tasks a Mechanic, Earth Moving Machinery is expected to perform include:

Repairing, servicing and overhauling earth moving machines such as bull-dozer, scraper, dumpier, power-shovel, dredger, dragline, etc.

Studying manufacturersinstructions for dismantling and repair work

Examining and driving vehicle to locate defects

Proficient in setting right minor defects by cleaning, resetting and adjusting carburettor, fuel pump, injector, plugs, fuel line, electrical circuits etc.

Adept with dismantling part or complete engine or defective unit according to nature of defects and replacing or repairing damaged and worn out parts

Well-versed with assembling repaired unit or engine, settings timings, clearances etc. and making necessary adjustments according to specifications by doing supplementary tooling as necessary to ensure accuracy

Knowledge of fitting accessories, components and frame to vehicle

Not applicable


Practical aptitude Mechanical aptitude

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Good communication skills

Analytical thinking

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not 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

Mining companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health hazards include exposure to sharp equipment, heavy equipment, etc.

Occupational hazards include fatigue, risk of injuries, accidents, etc.

Will be updated

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Mining Sector

Indian mining sector is largely fragmented, comprising several small scale operational mines, It is still dominated by the mining industries both public and private, which account for about 75% of the total mining production in India. Although the industry has the large number of employees including contract manpower totalling to about 9.5 lakhs in different trades of mining, the woeful shortage of skilled personnel in various mining trades is widely felt.

The key factors affecting the human resources and skill requirement in the Indian Mining Industry are technology up-gradation, increase in productivity, stringent environment and sustainable development framework, globalization and aging profile of workforce, and long gestation period for skill acquisition. Given the estimated increase in the mining output as well as the expected changes in the productivity levels, the total employment in the mining industry is estimated to increase to 11 lakhs by the year 2017 and 12 lakhs by the year 2025. These factors indicate good job prospects for Mechanic, Earth Moving Machinery and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India