Tram Driver, Mines

Driver, Tram

Minimum 10th standard

Minimum 3-6 years of experience

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

Driving electric cars for transporting mining material on surface or underground in small wagons tubs etc.

Inspecting engine, electric connections, gasoline etc. provided in tram car

Attaching empty small wagons or tubs to tram car and positions them for loading mining material

Shunting and detaching loaded wagons on the surface or underground

Manipulating levers to open or tilts cars to dump material

Fuelling and lubricating engines

Inspecting the power line and the engine at the end of shift

Proficient in shunting and detaching loaded wagons on surface or underground for transportation of material to other places through trolley or other vehicles

Adept in attaching empty wagons for repeating the process

Competent in inspecting engine or power line at the end of shift

Ability to manipulate levers to open or tilt cars to dump material

Knowledge of fuelling and lubricating the engine

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

Health hazards include exposure to vibrations and prolonged sitting

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 accounted about 75% of the total mining production in India. Although the industry has 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.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India