Stone Cutter

Minimum - Basic reading and writing skills

Will be updated

The tasks a Stone Cutter, Mines is expected to perform include:

Making holes or cutting stone or rock faces in mine with machine or hand tools such as power drill, crowbar, chisel etc. for putting up support or constructing brick foundation

Marking portion of roof and footwall to be cut for insertion of prop

Cutting face of hitches underground and making hole to desired depth according to diameter to prop, using power drill, crow bar, chisel hammer etc.

Removing rubbish and erecting roof supports

Drilling shot holes for bringing down roof or blowing floor

Competent about stone cutting procedures

Ability to examine working face

Well-versed with techniques of breaking large rocks or stones

Proficient in safety techniques to be followed in mining sites

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 is 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, 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, exposure to loud noise due to stone cutting, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 years of experience ?INR5,000 per month -INR6,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 years of experience ?INR8,000 per month -INR10,000 per month

For candidates with over 5 years of experience ?INR12,000 per month -INR15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Mining SectorIndian 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 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.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India