Lift Truck Operator

Truck Driver

Lifting Truck Operator

Forklift Operator

Minimum Graduate (any specialization)

Preferably atleast 2-5 years of relevant experience

The tasks a Lift Truck Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating power driven truck fitted with adjustable lifting platform to load, transport or stack merchandize and other material in warehouse, storage yard, factory, etc.

Driving truck to the location of load, and positioning truck near load


Unloading and stacking material by operating truck platform

Knowledge of positioning forks, lifting platform or other lifting device under, over or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, materials, etc.

Proficient in unloading and stacking material by raising and lowering lifting device

Well-versed in loading or unloading materials onto or off pallets, skids or lifting device

Knowledge of inspecting product load for accuracy and safely moving it around the warehouse or facility

Proficient in performing variety of routine tasks to assist in production activities

Will be updated

Good communication skills

Problem solving ability

Good vision

Manual dexterity

Good listener

Good planning skills

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling maybe 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 high-decibel noise, dust, diesel emissions, radiations, asbestos, etc.

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

For freshers - INR 15,000 to INR 18,000 per month

For candidates with 2-5 years of experience or more - INR25,000 to INR 30,000 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 Lift Truck Operator and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India