Road Grader Operator

Heavy Equipment Operator

Scrapper Operator

Earth Moving Machine Operator

Minimum Graduation

Freshers or up to 2 years of work experience as grader operator

The tasks a Grader Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating power-driven machine fitted with adjustable steel blades to level ground

Fixing appropriate steel blades at required angle to the arm of themachine, depending on type of grading

Moving levers, adjusting hand-wheels and regulating height of scrapper blade over area of work

Lubricating and fuelling machine and undertaking minor repair work

Proficient in operating machine to scrape earth and level the ground to required condition

Adept in tilting or changing the position of the blades depending upon ground to be prepared

Well-versed in observing reference stakes or hand signals of other workers, to level the surface to the specified grade

Proficient in feeling levers and listen to equipment sounds to determine the depth of the cut

Adept in ensuring that the grader is in proper gear, and is not moving too fast for working conditions

Well-versed in understanding of grades and interpreting roadway plans and drawings

Knowledge of checking fuel supply, radiator water and oil level in engine

Adept in undertaking machine repair and maintenance work

Knowledge of operating special type of grading machines

Knowledge of operating other heavy equipment

Will be updated

Good vision

Manual dexterity

Physical flexibility


Ability to work in sitting position for long hours

Hardworking and persistent

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?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Low Vision (LV), and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

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

Health risks include exposure to dust, heat, noise, full body vibration, driving machine for long hours, fixing steel blades, undertaking repair work, stress, etc.

Occupational hazards include lung diseases, respiratory diseases, physical injury, back pain, neck pain, spin problem, knee pain, hearing problem, head ache, fatigue, etc.

For freshers INR 8,000 to INR 12,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 years of experience - INR 12,000 to INR 20,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 yearsexperience - INR 20,000 to INR 25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Mining SectorIndian 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 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.

Mining and construction companies across India

Mining and construction sites across India