Heavy Equipment Operator Excavation Machine Operator

The tasks a Bucket Wheel Excavator Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating power-driven machine, equipped with loading and cutting boom bearing rotating bucket wheel with teeth, for excavatingand moving earth, rock or similar materials

Discharging excavation contents on to conveyor system

Observing meters and gauges to regulate cutting of earth

Lubricating and fuelling machine, and undertaking minor repair work

Proficient in moving hand and foot levers to place, rise, dip or swing jib (boom) with bucket in required direction and position

Knowledge of manipulating levers and switches on operating panel of machine to start and stop excavator

Well-versed with loading and unloading materials with the help of bucket

Adept with undertaking machine repair and maintenance work

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), One Arm (OA), 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, 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 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 years of experience - INR 15,000 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 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 Bucket Wheel Excavator Operator and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India