Mining Engineer

Inspector of Mines

Mining Officer

Conservator Mines

Minimum B.Tech / B.E. (Mining)

Preferably atleast 4-8 years of relevant experience

The tasks a Mining Engineer, General is expected to perform include:

Planning, organizing and supervising work of extracting metallic ore like gold, silver, copper, iron, manganese, etc. from earth

Studying geological and topographical surveys to determine location, size, inclination, etc. of mineral deposits

Deciding upon most effective and economic techniques to be used

Preparing working and development plans for mining operation

Supervising and co-ordinating various mining surveying and related operations

Ensuring safe extraction and efficient working

Supervising operations in treatment of minerals at mine or quarry

Enforcing safety measures and checking unauthorized exploitation of minerals

Supervising rescue operation

Maintaining records and statistical data

Preparing reports for government and other authorities


Knowledge of treatment of metallic minerals prior to direct use or further processing

Knowledge of extracting gold, silver, copper, and other metallic minerals

Proficient in conductinggeological and topographical surveys

Knowledge of developing working plans for mining operation including plans for roadways, railways, and power supply

Knowledge of preparing mining surveys for operations related to entrance into mine by driving of shaft, transportation, ventilation, roofing by providing supports, etc.

Well-versed with arranging for storage of explosives, blasting, haulage, sampling of mined materials, sand stowing, valuing, etc.


Well-versed with guidelines of mines department

Knowledge of safety aspects

Proficient in undertaking research in mining engineering

Will be updated

Good communication skills

Problem solving ability

Team leader

Good analytical skills

Motivation skills

Good planning skills

Competitive awareness and benchmarking

Relationship building skills

It is a field job

Need to handle a team

Local travelling is not a 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?This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL) and Both Leg (BL)

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health hazards include exposure to chemicals, high-decibel noise, dust, diesel emissions, radiations, asbestos, etc.

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

For candidates with 3-5 years of experience or more - INR 40,000 to INR 50,000 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 Mining Engineer, Metals and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India