Bridge Operator

Bridge Opening Operator

Minimum - Graduate

Minimum experience of 0-1 year

The tasks a Bridge Opening Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating steam, hydraulic or electric devices to control and closing of bridge for passage of water or road traffic

Watching passage of traffic and opens and closes bridge manually or by manipulating gears, levers, etc., as desired

Ensuring safety of passing traffic

Operating light or semaphore signals

Maintaining equipment in working order

Checking gate pass for human and other resources

Proficient in ensuring safety of passing traffic by blowing horns or giving other signals, if necessary

Adept in operating light or semaphore signals to indicate whether bridge is open or closed

Well-versed with keeping bridge equipment in good working order

Knowledge of checking gate pass for men and material

Knowledge of making minor repairs to machinery

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 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 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 high-decibel noise, dust, etc.

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

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India