Mica Cutter

Mica Reaper

Minimum - Basic reading and writing skills

Will be updated

The tasks a

Sickle Dresser, Micais expected to perform include:

Dressing cobbed mica blocks by chipping outbroken and damaged portions with sickle forfurther processing

Examining mica blocksvisually to detect defects, stains, etc. and determining damaged and broken portions to be dressed

Rifting defective layers, if necessary, and dressing it to different sizes bychipping out broken and damaged portionswith sickle

Dressing and grading mica blocks with knife

Knowledge of examining mica blocks visually to detect defects, stains, etc.

Ability to use a sickle safely

Well-versed on with techniques of breaking large rocks

Proficient in safety techniques to be followed in mining sites

Will be updated



Attention to detail

Hand-eye dexterity

Physically fit

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?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly 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 rock chips, occupational deafness, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to handling sickles, cuts and abrasions from handling rock or stone, 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 totaling 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