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Grader Operator

Aliases: Road Grader, Scrapper Operator, Heavy Equipment Operator

Industry/Sector(s): Infrastructure Equipment


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Grader Operator is expected to perform include:

  • Operating power-driven machine fitted with adjustable steel blades to level ground
  • Fixing appropriate steel blades at required angle to the arm of the machine, depending on type of grading
  • Moving levers, adjusting hand-wheels and regulating height of scrapper blade over area of work
  • Lubricating and fuelling machine and undertaking minor repair work
WORK ENVIRONMENT 2
  • 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?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Low Vision (LV), and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 

Minimum  –  Graduation

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Proficient in operating machine to scrape earth and level the ground to required condition
  • Adept in tilting or changing the position of the blades depending upon ground to be prepared
  • Well-versed in observing reference stakes or hand signals of other workers, to level the surface to the specified grade
  • Proficient in feeling levers and listen to equipment sounds to determine the depth of the cut
  • Adept in ensuring that the grader is in proper gear, and is not moving too fast for working conditions
  • Well-versed in understanding of grades and interpreting roadway plans and drawings
  • Knowledge of checking fuel supply, radiator water and oil level in engine
  • Adept in undertaking machine repair and maintenance work
  • Knowledge of operating special type of grading machines
  • Knowledge of operating other heavy equipment
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 

Not applicable

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • All ITIs across India
  • Sreekrishna Group 
  • SDEAS Corporate Service (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Murli Engineers
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

http://www.dget.nic.in/content/innerpage/list-of-designated-trades-for-trade-apprentices.php

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

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

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 

Grader Operator  → Supervisor

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Rarely

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 
  • For freshers – ₹ 8,000 to ₹ 12,000 per month 
  • For candidates with 1/2 years of experience - ₹ 12,000 to ₹ 20,000 per month 
  • For candidates with over 2 years’ experience - ₹ 20,000 to ₹ 25,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Freshers or up to 2 years of work experience as grader operator

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 

Mining and construction companies across India

KEYWORDS 
  • Road Grader Operator
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Scrapper Operator
  • Earth Moving Machine Operator
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 8342.0400 Grader Operator
ISCO 2008 8342 Earth Moving and Related Plant Operators
NIC 2008 43123 Clearing of building sites, earth moving: excavation, landfill, levelling and grading of construction sites, trench digging, rock removal, blasting etc.
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
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