Well Digging Operator

Well Digging Man

The tasks a Well Digger is expected to perform include:

Digging wells to obtain water and for constructing base for structural columns and pillars

Examining earth to select digging implements such as shovel, hammer, etc.

Locating area and marking outline on ground

Digging pits by excavating earth with pick axe and shovelling and bailing out excavated earth using basket

Fixing tripod structure over well to facilitate digging and bailing out mud from depth

Repeating process of digging and excavating earth to required depth.

Setting baked earthen or prefabricated cement concrete rings from water level up to surface in well to prevent caving of surrounding soil into it.

Raising surface structure around well by securely setting some more cement or earthen rings or

Getting cover wall or brick wall constructed around it up to suitable height to prevent accidents

Pumping out water through bucket or hand pump.

Blasting rocks with dynamite.

Knowledge of fixing tripod structure over well to facilitate digging and bailing out of mud from depth

Proficient in setting baked earthen or prefabricated cement concrete rings from water level up to the surface of the well

Proficient in getting the brick wall constructed and sunk around the total depth of dug earth in the well

Skilled in pumping out water using bucket or hand pump

Proficient in blasting rocks with dynamite

Will be updated

Manual dexterity

Practical aptitude

Mechanical aptitude

Good hand-eye coordination

Good communication skills

Analytical thinking

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 sharp equipment, heavy equipment, etc.

Occupational hazards include fatigue, risk of injuries, accidents, etc.

candidates with 2-7 years of experience or more - INR 20,000 to INR 35,000 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