Jack Hammer Operator

Compressed Air Pile Driver

Diesel Pile Driver

Electric Pile Driver

Power Hammer Pile Driver

Steam-Pile Driver

Sheet Pile Driver

Wood Pile Driver

The tasks a Pile Driver is expected to perform include:

Operating power-driven or manually operated pile machine equipped with pneumatic, steam or drop-hammer

Driving wooden, concrete or steel piles into dry ground or water-bed for construction work

Ensuring that all drag lines and cables are in good condition

Undertaking machine repair and maintenance work

Proficient in moving hand and foot levers to move machine into position for driving piles

Adept with manipulating controls to operate hammer

Knowledge of operating different kinds of power-driven or manually operated pile machines

Well-versed with making necessary adjustments on hoisting engine

Knowledge of operating air compressor when using pneumatic power hammer

Adept with directing or assisting other workers in setting up pile-driver leads and machinery

Well-versed with performing 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?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, dust, working on water surface, undertaking repair work, full body vibration, stress, etc.

Occupational hazards include lung diseases, respiratory diseases, physical injury, heat stroke, exhaustion, slip and fall, hearing problem, back pain, neck pain, spine problem, knee pain, head ache, fatigue, etc.

For freshers INR 8,000 to INR12,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 years of experience - INR12,000 to INR 20,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 years of experience - 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 Pile Driver and other professionals in the industry.

Mining and construction companies across India

Mining and construction sites across India

Will be updated

All ITIs across India

Directorate General of Employment & Training

Sreekrishna Group

SDEAS Corporate Service (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Murli Engineers