Material Transporter

The tasks a Conveyor Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating power driven endless chain or conveyor belt at constant speed to transport material continuously to required place

Starting and stopping conveyor by manipulating motor switches and clutch levers

Adjusting movement of conveyor at required speed

Regulating flow of material according to instructions or knowledge of process by switching conveyors at interjection points

Opening and closing chute slide, and adjusting conveyor scales and cut-offs to deposit desired amounts of materials at process points

Maintaining constant surveillance of conveyor operations to prevent breakdowns

Ensuring pulleys, rollers and other mechanism does not get jammed or heated

Oiling and tightening conveyor parts and joints

Repairing conveyor belts and driving equipment

Proficient in transferring material from one conveyor to another by manipulating levers

Knowledge of tending bucket type conveyors used to convey crushed rock, lime or other loose materials

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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 every day. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

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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 companies across India

Mining sites across India

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Netture Technical Training Foundation (NTTF), Bangalore

Thriveni Earthmovers Pvt. Ltd. (TEMPL), Salem, Tamilnadu

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