Excavator Operator

Heavy Equipment Operator



Minimum 10th 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

Heavy Commercial Vehicle Driving License Certified training for Excavator Operator(programme aligned to MIN/Q 0404 released by Skill Council for Mining Sector)

Preferred related work experience

The tasks an Excavator Operator is expected to perform include: Driving and operating an excavator, which is a self-propelled machine

Performing basic maintenance on the excavator

Knowledge of engines, transmission, their use and function

Familiarity with different types of excavators and their specific use

Knowledge of instrument panels, their location and operation

Proficiency with principles of friction

Knowledge of steering mechanisms and the correct way of steering on slopes

Proficiency with signage, mining area signs, traffic rules and other safety and emergency signals Knowledge of correct maintenance procedures for an excavator

Knowledge of visual checks to identify damage, defects, cracks or leaks beforehand

Diligent and hard-working

Skilled in driving and manoeuvring operations

Excellent hand-eye co-ordination

Follows instructions accurately

Good communication skills

Ability to concentrate for long hours

Strong work ethics

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 8/12 hours everyday.Thismayvaryfrom company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous Occupational hazards include loss of hearing, exposure to fire, etc.Health risks include exposure to silica, dust, dried mud or silt, vibrations, etc.

For freshers - INR 18,000 to INR 25,000 per month For candidates with experience - INR 40,000 to INR 50,000 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 an Excavator Operator.

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