Mine Foreman

Rescue Overman

The tasks an Overman, Colliery is expected to perform include:

Guiding and supervising extraction of coal, mineral, timbering, etc. in his section of mine and ensuring compliance of safety measures

Supervising setting of supports for securing roof and walls of work face

Ensuring that air crossing, door, brattice and other ventilation devices are maintained in good order

Inspecting track and tram-lines to see that they are properly la id, graded ballasted or otherwise packed

Ensuring that man-holes and haulage roadways are kept safe and clear of obstruction

Detecting unsafe appliances such as runaway switches, stopblocks, ropes, chains, brakes, jig-wheels and getting them replaced

Ensuring that supply of timber, brattice and other essential materials are stored at convenient places

Attending to danger reports and implementing safety measures promptly

Getting dangerous places adequately fenced-off and getting defects removed

Maintaining prescribed records and submitting reports to supervisors on safety measures and output of work

Performing gas testing and supervising rescue operations, if necessary

Competent in examining the ventilation

Knowledge about keeping an account of all proceedings underground

Ability to keep roadways safe and clear of obstruction

Will be updated

Attention to detail

Good eyesight

Steady hands

Time management skills

Decision making skills

Creative thinking skills

Ability to work in a process driven team

Problem solving skills

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling maybe 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 considered mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

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

Health risks include exposure to cutting tools, dirt particles, extreme temperature, bending, kneeling, chemicals, fumes, etc.

Will be updated(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