Miner Pick Axe Hand Cut Miner

Hand Cutter

Floor Coal Cutter

Mine Digger

Pick Miner

Minimum - Basic reading and writing skills

Will be updated

Extracting coals diamond, metal ore, etc. by cutting working face of mine with pick-axe where machine mining is not economical or possible

Examining working face

Cutting into seam on sides and floor using pick to loosen rock

Dressing roof and sides of working face, when blasting is complete to remove loosened rock

Breaking bigger rock lumps into smaller size, filling basket with broken ore and loading ore intomine cars for transportation to haulage point

Making under-cut below coal seam, clear under cut for drilling and blasting and also pushing loaded cars to haulage point

Knowledge of the extraction process

Ability to examine working face

Well-versed with techniques of breaking large rocks

Proficient in safety techniques to be followed in mining sites

Will be updated



Attention to detail

Hand-eye co-ordination

Physically fit

It is a field job

Need not handle 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 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 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 rock chips, occupational deafness, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to handling drilling machines, cuts and abrasions from handling rock or stone, gas poisoning, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 yearsexperience INR 5,200 to INR8,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 yearsexperience INR 10,500 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with over 5 yearsexperience INR 18,000 to INR 20,000 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 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 Pick Miner and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India