Lamp Fitter

Mines Lamp Cleaner

Lamp Repairer

Minimum Diploma in Electrical Engineering

Will be updated

The tasks a Lamp Repairman, Mines is expected to perform include:

Repairing, testing, cleaning and changing safety lamp used underground by miners

Checking safety lamp parts such as gauge, chimney, glass, wick, asbestos washer and fuse, head ring, cables, etc. in case of electric safety lamp for defects

Repairing or replacing parts and testing lighted lamp for safety by blowing round top and bottom of gauge and glass to ensure that flame is not exposed

Cleaning safety lamps by holding them against felt lined rotating wheel, adding chemicals and changing small batteries after each shift

Issuing lamps locked and lighted to miners and receiving them on return

Keeping record of number of men underground by number of lamps issued

Knowledge of electrical systems and electronics

Ability to carry out risk assessments for health and safety purposes

Competent in helping to rig up the lighting equipment

Will be updated

Good practical and arithmetic skills

Technical skills

Good communication skills

Ability to work well in a team

Creativity and problem-solving skills

Physically fit

Attention to detail

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 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, electrocution, etc.

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

For candidates with up to 2 yearsexperience INR 15,000 to INR 18,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 yearsexperience INR 28,000 to INR 30,500 per month

For candidates with over 5 yearsexperience INR 40,500 to INR 42,000 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 the 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.These factors indicate good job prospects for Lamp Repairman, Mines and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India