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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 2
  • It is not a desk job
  • The candidate will supervise a team of Junior Backhoe Operator 
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job profile
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are 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 may be 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 stabilisers while digging
  • Familiar with correct maintenance procedures for backhoe loader
  • Must have a valid Heavy Commercial Vehicle Driving License (HCV)
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1

Certification training in Backhoe Loader Operations

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Government and private schools across India 

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

Coming soon

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 5

Junior Backhoe Operator → Backhoe Loader Operator → Site Supervisor

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: No
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 6
  • 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 education qualification, the candidate should have 2 years of work experience in driving a backhoe loader

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 6

Manufacturing companies across India

KEYWORDS 
  • Backhoe Loader Operator 
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015    
ISCO 2008    
NIC 2008    
QP Reference    
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