Runner Driller

Jack Hammer


Minimum Reading and writing skills

Will be updated

The tasks a

Driller Machineis expected to perform include:

Drilling shot-holes of required depth and diameteras per marking in coal minerals, metallic and non-metallic rock faces byelectric or petrol engine or compressed airdrilling machine

Operating drill to bore holes of required depthby moving machine backward and forward,if necessary moving machines to other points and repeating operations to make other holes

Replacing blunt or damaged cutting bits, ifnecessary

Operating jack hammer to drill holes, and sharpening drill-bits

Ability to ensure that all equipment, rigs and associated products are used to their maximum potential, while ensuring their sustainability

ompetent in conducting field tests to determine type and quantity of explosives required

Well-versed with observing ground surface and machine operation for indications of unsafe conditions

Knowledge of handling drilling machines efficiently

Will be updated

Attention to details

Good eyesight

Steady hands

hysically fit

Ability to work in a process driven team

Problem solving skills

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 stone chips, etc.

Health risks include exposure cutting tools, dirt particles, extreme temperature, bending, kneeling, 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 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 Driller Machine and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India