Mud Overseer

Minimum Diploma in Chemical Engineering

Will be updated

The tasks a Mud Supervisor is expected to perform include:

Supervising preparation of mud (fluid-to-plastic mixture of compounded clay, chemicals and water) of required consistency at well or mud plant for drilling operations

Adding chemicals to mud or getting them mixed by mud man in required proportions

Getting mud tested by analyst for consistency and removing defects, if any

Maintaining record of all mud transactions, stock and chemicals used

Operating vibrating screen and directing closing and opening of line and tank valves as required

Instructing drilling crew to keep channels and tanks clean from sediments, well cuttings, sand, silt etc.

Good knowledge of mud and cement products/additives as well as completion fluids

Ability to gather samples and performs tests to determine trends and identify contaminants

Proficient in managing product inventory to ensure availability

Will be updated

Attention to details

Good eyesight

Ability to work in a process driven team

Problem solving skills

It is a field job

Need to 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 not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

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

Health risks include exposure sharp mixing 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 accountS FOR about 75% of the total mining production in India. Although the industry has the large number of employees including contract manpowertotalling 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 Mud Supervisor and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India