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Excavator Operator

Aliases: Heavy Equipment Operator, Excavator, Rigger

Industry/Sector(s): Infrastructure Equipment


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks an Excavator Operator is expected to perform include:

  • Driving and operating an excavator, which is a self-propelled machine
  • Performing basic maintenance on the excavator
WORK ENVIRONMENT 
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is a part of this job role
  • Contractual work and part-time jobs maybe available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/12 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company
  • Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

No

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Minimum – 10th
  • Technical and gallery training as per first schedule, Mining Vocational Training Rules (MVTR) 1966
  • Refresher training if absent from mines for a period of one year or more before re-employment
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicle Driving License
  • Certified training for Excavator Operator(programme aligned to MIN/Q 0404 released by Skill Council for Mining Sector)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of engines, transmission, their use and function
  • Familiarity with different types of excavators and their specific use
  • Knowledge of instrument panels, their location and operation
  • Proficiency with principles of friction
  • Knowledge of steering mechanisms and the correct way of steering on slopes
  • Proficiency with signage, mining area signs, traffic rules and other safety and emergency signals
  • Knowledge of correct maintenance procedures for an excavator
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1

Knowledge of visual checks to identify damage, defects, cracks or leaks beforehand

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • Mauli Operator Training Institute
  • Sreekrishna Educational Trust
  • Laxmi Cranes & Trailers Pvt. Ltd.
  • TSS Heavy Driving Training School
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

Coming soon

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.viswaminstitute.com/heavy_equipments_operator.html

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 

Supervisor

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Excavator Operator

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 2
  • For freshers - ₹ 18,000 to ₹ 25,000 per month
  • For candidates with experience - ₹ 40,000 to ₹ 50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

Preferred related work experience

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 

Mining companies across India

KEYWORDS 
  • Excavator Operator
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Excavator
  • Rigger
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 8342.0501 Excavator Operator
ISCO 2008 8342 Earth Moving and Related Plant Operators
NIC 2008 05102 Below ground mining of hard coal
QP Reference MIN/Q 0404 Excavator Operator
NSQF 4 NA
REFERENCES 
1

1 Qualifications Pack – Excavator Operator

2

www.payscale.com

3

http://skillcms.in/about

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