Diamond Driller

The tasks a

Diamond Drilleris expected to perform include:Drilling earth strataat specified site up to prescribed depth tolocate or prospect underground mineralsusing diamond drill

Installing machine atspecified site. Setting direction and angle ofdrilling rod against working face. Controlling and regulating bit-pressure, rate of feed, speedof drill and flow of water into hole throughbit

Adding rod lengths to drilling bits as andwhen required

Driving metal pipes andcasing of pipes through hole at regularintervals to avoid caving

Submitting coresamples (extracted soil during drilling) foranalysis

Keeping correct log (records) ofholes drilled and drills used

Lubricating and making minor repairs to machine

Ability to use drill machine and aligning drill bit with marking for hole

Knowledge about basic Gemmology and properties of different types of stones in terms of heat and scratch resistance

Proficient in identifying different types of stones such as precious, semi-precious, synthetic

Knowledge about market value of stone to understand the rationale for different acceptable levels of stone loss

Well-versed with jewellery trends and their effect on drilling technique

Competent with inner hole polishing techniques and powders to be used for different types of stones

Will be updated

Attention to details

Good eyesight

Steady hands

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

The job is listed as 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 chips, etc.

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

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India