Heavy Equipment Operator

Excavator Operator

Minimum 10th/Literate with 3 years of experience

Driving license mandatory

Certified training for Iron & Steel-Excavator Operator (programme aligned to ISC/Q 0004 released by Indian Iron & Steel Sector Skill Council)

In lieu of minimum qualification, the incumbent should have 5 yearsrelevant experience of driving heavy vehicles

Must have a driving license and no previous history of accidents

The task an Iron & Steel-Excavator Operator is expected to perform includes:

Driving and controlling the excavator

Knowledge of the different types of excavators and their specific use

Knowledge of the different types of hydraulic mechanisms

Knowledge of differential and hydraulic oil levels

Proficient in checking the condition of the parking brake, main horn, reverse horn, and head light

Ability to apply grease to all greasing pins and pivot points

Well-versed with the various controls, gauges, warning lamps and other safety devices

Well-versed with keeping the footplates and steps clean and free from mud, dirt and oil

Knowledge of the oil levels of the engine, transmission, radiator coolant and brake

Well-versed in the principles of friction

Proficient in steering mechanisms and the correct way of steering on slopes

Competent in visual checks to identify damage, defects or leaks before hand

Knowledge of general safety rules like digging and stacking

Proficient with responses to emergencies e.g. the correct way to use an extinguisher

Knowledge of basic physics and the mechanics involved in the various functions of the Excavator

Technical and gallery training

Refresher training if absent from work for a period of one year or more before re-employment


Problem solving attitude

High concentration levels

Courteous with co-workers

Ability to follow instructions

Strong work ethics

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is 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

Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to toxic materials and dust, electric shock, hearing issues, risk of fire, etc.

Occupational hazards include skin allergies, respiratory problems, injuries, burns, etc.

For freshers - INR 18,000 to INR 25,000 per month

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR 25,000 to INR 40,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Iron and Steel Sector

India is the fourth largest producer of crude steel and the largest producer of soft iron in the world. The steel sector in India is almost a century old, and exhibits significant economic importance due to rising demand by sectors such as infrastructure, real estate, and automobiles, in domestic as well as international markets. The level of per capita consumption of steel is an important determinant of the socio-economic development of the country. In India, the per capita consumption in 2013 stood at around 57.8 kilograms. However, these figures are expected to rise with increased industrialization throughout the country.

The Indian steel industry is divided into primary and secondary sectors. The primary sector comprises a few large integrated steel providers producing billets, slabs and hot rolled coils. The secondary sector involves small units focused on the production of value-added products such as cold rolled coils, galvanized coils, angles, columns, beams and other re-rollers, and sponge iron units. Both sectors cater to different market segments.

The demand for steel in India is expected to rise by 4-5 per cent this year and will touch a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15 per cent after FY17. Given the government's high focus on jump starting stalled projects, followed by pushing large flagship projects, including the freight and industrial corridors, it is expected that India will begin moving back on the path of materials intensive growth by the end of this year.

Also, the recently released Union Budget 2014?15 has paved the way for the development of the Indian steel sector with proposals for the construction of 100 smart cities and changes in the MMRD Act. India?s ranking in the global list for production of crude steel is all set to improve with increasing demand for domestic consumption in the years to follow.

Steel production in India is expected to reach 275 million tonnes by 2020, making it the second largest producer in the world. Presently, the Indian iron and steel industry employs around 500,000 people, but with the growing demand for iron and steel and increase in the number of production units, employment in the Indian iron and steel industry is expected to increase.

Iron and steel companies across India

Iron and steel plants across India

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