Knife Cutter

Knife Trimmer

Stone Grader

The tasks a

Knife Dresser, Micais expected to perform include:

Dressing sickle dressed mica blocks by slicing broken ordamaged edges with knife

Weighing sickle dressed mica blocks

Examining them visuallyto detect stains, damages, etc.

Dressing outblocks of desired sizes by slicing damagededges with knife, ensuring minimum possiblewastage

Weighing dressed mica blocks todetermine amount of resulting wastage

Sorting and grading dressed mica blocks

Competentin examining stone block for defects in work and quality

Proficient in measuring dimensions of block

Ability to use tape measure

Will be updated

Problem solving skills

Manual dexterity

Good eyesight

Attention to detail

Physically fit

It is not a desk job

Need nothandle 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 industryusually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company Shift system maybeavailable

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg ( OL) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards may include back aches, general fatigue, eye irritation, dizziness, nausea, breathing problems, headaches, cuts, bruises, falls, burns, etc.

Health risks include exposure to greasy floors, excessive noise, kneeling, standing for long hours, skin infections due to physical contact with chemicals, fumes, sharp tools, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 yearsexperience ?INRto INR permonth

For candidates with 2 to 5years?experience?INRtoINRpermonth

For candidates withover5years?experience?INRtoINRpermonth

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Human Resources and Skill Requirementin theMining Industry of India

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 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 Knife Dresser, Mica and other professionals in the industry.

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