Churn Driller

Deep Hole Driller

Wagon Driller

Wagon Operator

The tasks a

Wagon Drilleris expected to perform include:

Operating wagon or churndrill to make deep holes of large diameters inhard or soft rock faces for blasting

Installing and adjusting position of machine

Fitting appropriate drill-bit in drilling machine

Operates drilling machine at regulated feed,speed and pressure to drill hole

Stopping machine and raising drilling rod out of holewhen one bar length is drilled

Adding rodlengths as required and continuing operationto drill hole up to required depth

Replacing blunt or damaged drill bits as required

Performing minor running repairs to machine and sharpening drill bit when required and ifpossible

Proficient in safety techniques to be followed at mining sites

Competent in cutting and drilling operations

Ability to examine working face

Competent in machine repairing and maintenance

Will be updated


Attention to detail

Hand-eye dexterity

Physically fit and high tolerance levels

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

Occupational hazards may include back aches, general fatigue, general injuries, eye and face injuries due to flying rock chips, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to handling drilling machines, cuts and abrasions from handling rock or stone, tools, exposure to loud noise due to stone cutting and drilling machine, breathing problems, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 years of experience INR 8,000 per month - INR 10,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 years of experience INR 10,000 per month - INR 12,000 per month

For candidates with over 5 years of experience INR 12,000 per month - INR 15,000 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 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