Truck Driver

Drop Bottom Scoop Truck Operator

Heavy Vehicle Operator

The tasks a Scoop Truck Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating truck equipped with tilting scoop attachment to load and move loose material, such as sand, fertilizer, etc.

Driving truck and moving lever to lower, rise or tilt scoop as required

Undertaking machine repair and maintenance works

Proficient in moving lever to lower, load , raise and unload scoop

Adept in driving truck forward and backward to load scoop and unload it over the dumping location

Knowledge of operating the truck with drop-bottom scoop to load, remove and discharge loose material by opening and closing bottom

Well-versed in 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 considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include exposure to heat, noise, dust, undertaking repair work, whole body vibration, stress, etc.

Occupational hazards include lung diseases, respiratory diseases, physical injury, heat stroke, , hearing problem, back pain, neck pain, spin problem, knee pain, 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 INR20,000 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 accounted about 75% of the total mining production in India. Although the industry has 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