Derrick Crane Driver

The tasks a Derrick Crane Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating electrically-driven derrick crane consisting of movable jib (boom) which can be raised or lowered or turned full circle or moved forward and backwards to lift

Moving and lowering heavy objects from one place to another

Checking jib and cables for security and serviceability

Switching on power supply,taking position in overhead cabin and starting crane motor

Operating controls to swing, raise or lower jib and to place lifting tackle for load to be attached

Manipulating controls to lift load attached to movable arm (jib) by ground crew


Knowledge of attending to minor repairs

Well-versed with instructing and supervising cleaning, greasing and oiling machinery parts

Will be updated

Strong sense of responsibility

Unaffected by heights

Safety conscious and alert

Skilful co-ordination of eye, hand and foot movements

Keen vision

Able to judge distance and estimate load size

Excellent mechanical aptitude

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

The job is listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazard includes stress, fatigue, lower back ache, musculoskeletal disorder, etc.

Health hazard includes exposure to all types of weather conditions, exhaust gases, etc.

Will be updated

(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 Derrick Crane Operator and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India

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AIMS Technical Management Institute

Kone Cranes Training Institute

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