Supervisor and Foreman, Well Drilling

Well Drilling Supervisor

Minimum B.E. (Petroleum, Mechanical)

Minimum 3 years of relevant experience

The tasks a Supervisor and Foreman, Well Drilling is expected to perform include:

Supervising and guiding workers engaged in well drilling, well pulling, cementing and other like similar operations

Keeping liaison between workers and senior staff

Guiding workers in setting drilling rigs

Selecting cutters to suit earth?s strata, getting drillings tested, fitting pipes, etc.

Deciding plan of work, arranging for tools, equipment and accessories required and ensuring proper working

Informing working difficulties to senior staff and assisting in getting them removed


Assisting Workers and senior staff in their work

Knowledge of drilling wells, well pulling, cementing, etc.

Well-versed with company systems, procedures, standards and safety rules and regulations

Proficient in preparing concise reports for all well site drilling activities

Knowledge of setting drilling rigs with proper risk assessment and mitigation plans

Proficient in conducting safety drills/tests on rig site as per company plan and procedure

Knowledge of various tools and equipment required to conduct operations

Well-versed with computing skills including MS Office

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

Good planning ability

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

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?Maybe

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 freshers - INR 18,000 to INR 20,000 per month

For candidates with 3 - 5 years of experience or more - INR 35,000 to INR 40,000 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 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

Mining sites across India