Sprinkler and Other Vehicle Driver

Sprinkler Driver

Minimum 8th Technical and gallery training as per first schedule, Mining Vocational Training Rules (MVTR) 1966Refresher training if absent from mines for a period of one year or more before re-employment

Trained for driving and must have Heavy Commercial Vehicle Driving License

Certified training for Sprinkler and Other Vehicle Driver(programme aligned to MIN/Q 0409 released by Skill Council for Mining Sector)

Preferred related work experience

The tasks a Sprinkler and Other Vehicle Driver is expected to perform include: Driving a sprinkler truck to control dust on a haul-road Performing basic maintenance on the vehicle

Driving mining personnel in an SUV or any other small truck used to haul material Ensuring that the safety systems in the vehicle are functional

Knowledge of different types of light and medium vehicles, their functions and capacities

Knowledge of different types of steering mechanisms

Knowledge of instrument panels, their location and operation

Proficiency with controls, levers and switches in order to operate the vehicle properly

Knowledge of general safety rules vis-?-vis driving and parking in mines

Knowledge of general safety guidelines for loading, hauling and parking in a mine

Skilled in driving and maneuvering operations

Knowledge of correct maintenance procedures for sprinklers and other vehicles

Knowledge of basic mining operations

Diligent and hard-working

Excellent hand-eye coordination

Good communication skills

Follows instructions accurately

Ability to concentrate for long hours

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Contractual work and part-time jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday.Thismayvaryfrom company to company

Shift system maybe available

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

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous Occupational hazards include backaches, sprains, accidents etc.Health risks include exposure to silica, dust, dried mud or silt, pollution, vibrations etc.

For a fresher - INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month For candidates with experience - INR 10,000 to INR 18,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Mining SectorThe 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 a 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.Given the positive forecast for the industry, it will have a trickle-down effect on the job opportunities for a Sprinkler and Other Vehicle Driver.

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