Mining Electrician



Electrical Engineer - Mining

Mine Electrical Engineer

Minimum - Diploma in Electronics

Will be updated

The tasksan Electrician (Mines) is expected to perform include:

Studying the details of the mines and relevant drawings

Installing lights and switches, motors, transformers, switchgears, switch board fittings and lighting fixtures in mines

Maintaining and repairing the electrical machinery equipment, cap lamps, other fittings in mines, etc.

Testing the electrical installations and equipment as prescribed under the Mines Regulations and Indian Electricity Rules

Locating faults using megger, test lamp, etc.

Repairing defective wiring, burnt out fuses and defective parts and keeping fittings and fixtures in working order

Operating or maintaining electrical motors, pumps, etc. including those which are in flame proof fitting, intrinsically safe apparatus, etc.

Testing for methane gas and knowing how to switch off electricity from the concerned part of the mine where percentage of methane gas is more than 1.25%

Observing all safety precautions on the switching side to avoid sparks

Examining and testing all apparatus erected or re-erected in the mine before it is put into service in a new position

Maintaining a log-book made up of daily log sheets prepared in the prescribed form

Competent with safety protocols; health and safety management systems

Well-versed with the Mines Regulations and Indian Electricity Rules

Proficient with AC & DC conversion

Ability to handle high voltage switching operations

Competent in maintenance, repair and operational activities in a mine

Conversant with the electrical hazards within the mines

Will be updated

Mentally alert and attentive

Physically fit and tolerant to stress and strain

Visual acuity and good hand-eye co-ordination

Ability to follow instructions

Attention to detail

Critical and analytical thinking

Trustworthy and reliable

It is not a desk job

Neednothandle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Mining industries usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?


This job is considered hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include serious injuries and bruises, electric shocks, physical strain, muscle strain, falling, dust allergies, asthma, etc.

Health risks include exposure to electric current, electrical wires and equipment, sharp tools, grease, dust, working underground, etc

For candidates with up to 2 years of experience 12,000 to 13,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 years of experience 20,000 to 21,000 per month

For candidates with over 5 years of experience 29,000 to 30,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Human Resources and Skill Requirement in the Mining Industry of India

Mining is one of the most promising and growing sector in India. The 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.

Tractor mechanics can work for about six months as apprentice, undertake training to repair and handle tools, machine parts at any local institute and then be employed as tractor mechanics on pay rolls. The demand for mechanics is a recession proof factor especially in India.

The fast growing mining sector is generating a steady demand for competent mining electricians across the country.

Mining companies across India

Towns and cities across India