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Metallurgical Technicians

Metallurgical Lab Assistant

Minimum - Diploma in Mechanicalengineering

Will be updated

The tasks a

Rock Sliceris expected to perform include:

Preparing thin sections of rocks or minerals and grain mounts for identification of rocks

and ores and for microscopic study andanalysis

Holding small chips of rocks andgrinding them on rotating wheels withcarborundum powder to reduce thickness

Polishing one surface of chip by hand grinding on glass plate and mounding (fix) thin rock slice on glass slide with Canada balsam (gum)

Fixing labels for marking

Marking glass slidewith diamond pencil for numbering

Making section finally ready for microscopic study

Knowledge of grinding rocks on rotating wheels

Ability to identify different types of rocks and ores

Proficient in techniques of grinding

Well versed on safety techniques to be followed in laboratories

Will be updated

Physically fit

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Ability to follow instructions

Attention to detail

Manual dexterity

Hand-eye dexterity

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Mining companiesusually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybeavailable

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

The job isconsidered mildly hazardous or dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards may include back aches, general fatigue,risks of eye and face injuries due to flying rock chips, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to handling drilling machines, cuts and abrasions from handling rock or stone, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 years of experience INR 5,200 - INR 8,000

For candidates with 2 to 5 years of experience INR 10,5000 - INR 15,000

For candidates with over 5 years of experience INR18,000 - INR 20,000

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Human Resources and Skill Requirement in the Mining Industry of India

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 accounted about 75% of the total mining production in India. Although the industry has 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

Large and small metallurgical laboratories across India

Mining companies across India


Towns and cities across India