Mobile Equipment Operator

Heavy Equipment Operator

Minimum 10th

Valid driving license mandatory

Technical and gallery/hand-held training

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

Must possess license for heavy vehicle driving

Basic maintenance and troubleshooting

2 weeks hands on training

Knowledge of safety practices

Certified training for Mobile Equipment Operator (programme aligned to ISC/Q 0015 released by Indian Iron & Steel Sector Skill Council)

Minimum 1 year of loading, driving & unloading experience with the vehicles for ITI pass, otherwise 1?2 years with 10th pass

In lieu of minimum qualification the incumbent should have minimum 3-4 years of experience of driving heavy vehicles

The tasks a Mobile Equipment Operator is expected to perform include:

Carrying out the inspection of mobile equipment like Fork Lift truck, Skid-loader/Bob Cat, Pay Loader and JCB

Loading and driving the vehicle for carrying materials from one place to another inside the plant

Carrying out basic maintenance of the equipment

Knowledge of the basic functions and operation of vehicles like Fork Lift, JCB, Skid Loader/Bob cat, Pay loader & their main sub- parts like parking & service brakes, boom, forks, basket, bucket, etc.

Knowledge of loading techniques under different conditions

Knowledge of service brakes and parking brakes

Proficient with basic driving rules & techniques, including front & reverse movement and the associated safety rules

Well-versed with general safety rules like loading, hauling, stocking and parking

Adept at the technical response to emergencies like fire, explosion, etc.

Well-versed in detecting faults in a running engine

Physically fit

Not applicable


Good presence of mind


Problem solving attitude

High concentration levels

Ability to follow instructions


Will be updated

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 heavy equipment, toxic materials, etc.

Occupational hazards include sickness, absenteeism, morbidity, workplace injuries, musculoskeletal problems, gastrointestinal problems, hypertension, etc.

For freshers - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR 30,000 to INR45,000 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