Lift Operator

Elevator Operator

Minimum 10th standard pass

Will be updated

The tasks a Liftman is expected to perform include:


Opening and closing outer gate of lift entrance and inner gate of lift cage by turning handle or by electric switches to permit movement of men and goods in carrier cage

Observing bell or buzzer sound to operate lift to called floor to take men and material

Ensuring that lift is not loaded over authorized capacity

Reporting to superiors ifmalfunctioning of lift is detected

Well-versed with operating lift panel to move cage carrying men and material to desired floor

Proficient in opening and closing double gate of lift to ensure smooth movement of passengers and goods in and out of lift

Knowledge of operating automatic lifts

Well-versed with observing bell or buzzer sound to operate lift to called floor to take men and material

Adept with ensuring that lift is not loaded over authorized capacity

Will be updated


Good listener

Manual dexterity

Physical flexibility

Good observer

Willing to work in standing position for long time

Hardworking and persistent

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

Working hours are 9/10 hours everyday for 6/7 days a week. This may vary from institutions to institutions

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), One Arm (OA), Blind (B), Low Vision (LV) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

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

Health risks include standing for long hours, operating lift gate, etc.

Occupational hazards include physical injury, discomfort in the legs, neck, lower back and shoulder, circulatory problems, damage to the joints of the spine, hip, knees and feet, accident, fatigue, etc.

For freshers INR 5,000 to INR 10,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 years of experience - INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 yearsexperience - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 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 Liftman and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Cities and towns across India