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Backhoe Loader Operator

Aliases: Backhoe Driver

Industry/Sector(s): Infrastructure Equipment


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Backhoe Loader Operator is expected to perform include: 
  • Ensuring pre-operation checks for backhoe operations
  • Operating a backhoe loader
  • Maintaining and troubleshooting the backhoe loader
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need to handle a team of Junior Backhoe Operators 
  • Local travelling is a part of this job profile
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs is not available
  • Work from home option is not available 
Working hours
  • Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company 
  • Overtime maybe required 
  • Shift system is not available 
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

No 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Minimum – Preferably Class VIII 
  • Certified training for Backhoe Loader Operator (programme aligned to IES/Q0101 job released by Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of different types of backhoes, their use and function
  • Basic knowledge of principles of friction
  • Familiar with significance of stabilizers while digging
  • Familiar with correct maintenance procedures for backhoe loader
  • Knowledge of techniques of hoisting operation
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1

Certification training in backhoe loader operations preferred, and valid heavy commercial vehicle driving license (HCV) required

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 1

Government and private schools across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

Coming soon

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1

Site Supervisor

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Backhoe Loader Operator

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Junior Backhoe Operator 

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: No

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
  • For freshers - ₹ 10,000 to ₹ 17,500 per month 
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

In lieu of minimum qualification, the incumbent should have 2 years’ experience in driving backhoe loader

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 5

Infrastructure companies across sectors

KEYWORDS 1
  • Backhoe Loader Operator 
  • Backhoe Operator
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 8343.0701 Backhoe Loader Operator
ISCO 2008 8343 Crane, Hoist and Related Plant Operators 
NIC 2008 43900 Other specialized construction activities
QP Reference IES/Q0101 Backhoe Loader Operator
NSQF Level 4 -
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