Miner Metal


Mucking Mistry

Minimum - Basic reading and writing skills

Will be updated

The tasks a Miner, Metal is expected to perform include:

Extracting metal ores from underground or open cast mines by breaking blasted slabs

Dressing roof sides and working with crowbar, hammer, shovel and pick-axe

Striking working face with crowbar or pick-axe to loosen and drop metal ores

Cutting floor ores with pick-axe and dressing sides properly

Breakinglargepiecesintosmalleroneswithsledgehammer, shovellingmetaloresintobasketsandemptyingthemintolargetubes

Knowledge of extracting metal ores in underground or open cast mines

Proficient in working with crowbar, hammer, shovel, pick-axe, etc.

Well-versed with cutting floor ores with pick-axe and dressing sides properly

Knowledge of drilling hole in roof face using crowbar and hammer to prepare working face for blasting

Proficient in separating ore from impurities

Will be updated

Good listener

Physically fit

Team player

Ability to follow instructions

Dexterity of hands

Good vision

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this jobrole

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?


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

Health hazards include exposure to high-decibel noise, dust, diesel emissions, radiations, asbestos, etc.

Occupational hazards include injuries, minor accidents, fatigue, hearing problems, musculoskeletal problems, respiratory problem, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 yearsexperience INR 5,500 to INR 8,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 yearsexperience INR 10,500 to 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 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 Miner, Metal and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India