Boom Driver

The tasks a Boom Driver is expected to perform include:Signalling and assisting dredger operator for correct lowering and raising of dredger dipper arm to remove silt or rocks from navigation channel and port mouth

Operating hand and foot levers to raise or lower dipper or buckets into and out of water

Adjusting position of jib for loading or unloading dipper or bucket

Proficient in pushing dipper arm in seabed by observing gauges

Adept in operating controls to open bucket for dumping dredged material at proper place

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Good vision

Manual dexterity

Physical flexibility


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?Maybe

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

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperature, noise, working on water surface, undertaking repair work, stress, etc.

Occupational hazards include physical injury, heat stroke, exhaustion, slip and fall, hearing problem, head ache, fatigue, etc.

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(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 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 Boom Driver and other professionals in the industry.

Mining and construction companies across India

Mining and construction sites across India

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Indian Maritime University

J.M.Baxi and co

Royal IHC

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