Mining Manager

Mines Foreman

Mining Mate

Mining Engineer


Rigging Inspector

The tasks a Supervisor and Foreman, Mining And Quarrying is expected to perform include:

Supervising and guiding workers engaged in various mining and quarrying operations

Ensuring compliance with safety and mining rules and regulations

Collecting information of workers present on duty

Allotting duties to different Sirdars or Head Workmen according to nature of tasks to be performed

Ensuring application of prescribed safety measures

Ensuring compliance with mining rules and regulations in the section

Visiting different portions of the section and guiding workers as necessary

Collecting necessary information

Keeping in touch with surface, if working underground

Arranging proper loading and unloading, dewatering and other mining operations

Maintaining prescribed records

Submitting returns and ensuring proper discipline, within the section

Co-ordinating functions with other sections

Taking emergency measures as and when required

Ability to supervise and guide workers performing various operations

Equipped to demonstrate operations and train workers

Competent in allocating duties to Sirdars or Head Workmen

Efficient in following safety measures

Proficient in co-ordinating functions with other sections

Competent in supervising loading and unloading and other mining operations

Knowledge of mining rules and regulations

Will be updated

Team player


Physically fit

Attention to detail

Time management skills

It is not a desk job

Needs to handle a team

Local travelling is a 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 companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

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

The job is considered hazardous or dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards may include suffocation, burns, cuts, trips, falls, etc.

Health risks include exposure major catastrophes, accidents, floods, gas explosions, chemical leakages, noise, fumes, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 years of experience INR 7,000 to INR13,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 years of experience INR 13,000 to INR 18,500 per month

For candidates with over 5 years of experience INR 18,500 to INR 25,000 per month

(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.

Mining companies across India

Towns and cities across India