Bridge Crane Operator

Overhead Crane Operator

Minimum 12th pass

Preferably minimum experience of 5-10 years

The tasks an Overhead Crane Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating electrically-driven crane running on overhead rails laid on metal bridge to lift, move and lower heavy objects from one place to another

Switching on power supply

Taking position in overhead cabin and signalling ground crew to move away from crane

Knowledge of manipulating and controlling levers to check bridge hoist, lifting tackle, etc., are free from mechanical jamming and in working order

Proficient in operating controls to move bridge along rails and lifting equipment along bridge tackle for loads to be attached

Adept with following signals from ground crew to raise, move and lower load in desired position observing proper operating and safety conditions

Well-versed with shutting down power supply on completing of work

Knowledge of undertaking minor repairs in the crane

Will be updated

Good communication skills

Hard working

Physically fit

Good judgemental skills


It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this jobrole

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

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health hazards include exposure to chemicals, high-decibel noise, dust, diesel emissions, radiations, etc.

Occupational hazards include injuries, minor accidents, fatigue, hearing problems, musculoskeletal problems, etc.

For candidates with 2 - 7 years of experience or more - INR 20,000 to INR 35,000 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 Overhead Crane Operator and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India