Scraper Loader Operator

Scraper Operator

Scraper Loader Hoistman

Minimum - Reading and writing skills

Will be updated

The tasks a Scraper Driver, Mines is expected to perform include:

Operating electric or compressed air scraper machine for collecting and depositing blasted rocks

Moving scraper into working place and setting it up securely on timber foundation

Setting snatch blocks (pulleys over which scraper cables run to change direction) and anchoring them firmly to some post or side wall

Making power connections and starting hoists

Manipulating levers according to signal to operate cables to hoist or lower scraper hoc and dragging scraper along track to collect loose ore or rock and dumping them at specified place or into chute or car beneath

Reversing hoists, dragging scraper back for another load and repeating process

Moving machine from place to place in mine for operation as required

Repairing or replacing broken ropes, lubricating pulleys and performing minor running repairs to hoist and equipment

Well-versed with the operation and minor maintenance of scrapers

Ability to load and dump dirt properly

Proficient inproperly checking out, lubricating and fuelling any equipment to be used

Knowledgeof machineslimitations in different field conditions

Will be updated

Time management

Complex problem solving

Judgment and decision making

Critical thinking

Attention to detail

Physically fit


It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling maybe a part of this job

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 listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards may include back aches, general fatigue, risks of eye and face injuries due to flying particles and chips, etc.

Health risks include exposure cutting tools, dirt, extreme temperature, bending, kneeling, 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 accounts 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 Scraper Driver, Mines and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India