Hoist Operator Construction

Hoist Operator

The tasks a Hoist Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating hoisting equipment to raise or lower power-controlled cage, platform or truck carrying men and materials at construction site

Ensuring that cables, drums, and other hoisting equipment are in perfect condition

Loading or overseeing loading of cage, platform or other lifting tackle connected to hoist, and starting motor

Knowledge of moving levers to raise or lower load to required point

Proficient in moving lifting tackle to fresh position, when unloading completed

Knowledge of raising or lowering hoist in response to bell or other signals by workers

Knowledge of working on surface or underground

Knowledge of attending to minor repairs

Knowledge of operating electric, steam or other type of hoist

Will be updated


Physically fit

Good analytical skills

Fair judgement


It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

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 oil, etc.

Occupational hazards include respiratory problems, fatigue, overexertion, etc.

For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 20,000 to INR 25,000 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 account 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 Hoist Operator and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India