Driver Locomotive

Locomotive Driver Mines

Minimum 10th pass

Preferably minimum 3-6 years of experience

The tasks a Loco Driver, Mines is expected to perform include:Operating electric or diesel loco-engine to haul empty and loaded cars or tubs in mines on narrow and winding tracks

Receiving instructions on haulage destination of material

Checking engine equipment, audible signals, head lights, warning bell or whistle, accumulator charge, etc.

Proficient in ensuring that adequate quantity of sand is stored in sand chamber for releasing on track to have adequate grip

Adept with ensuring that cars or tubs are coupled up together and linked securely to engine to prevent tippling

Well-versed with manipulating control levers and pedals to start, operating and stopping loco engine as needed

Knowledge of lubricating and making minor repairs to locomotive

Knowledge of operating track switch to couple and uncouple cars and locomotive

Will be updated

Good communication skills

Good observation skills

Judgement skills


It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this jobrole

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 vibrations and prolonged sitting, etc.

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

For candidates with 2-7 years of experience or more - INR 20,000 to INR 35,000 per month

(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 Loco Driver, Mines and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India