Cutting Machine Operator

Machine Mechanic

Minimum Reading and writing skills

Will be updated

The tasks a Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating machinery such as longwall shears, plows, and cutting machines to cut or channel along the face or seams of coal mines, stone quarries, or other mining surfaces, in order to facilitate blasting, separating, or removing minerals or materials from mines or from the earth's surface

Cutting slots along working faces of coal, salt, or other non-metallic deposits in order to facilitate blasting, by moving levers to start the machine and controlling the vertical reciprocating drills

Determining locations, boundaries, and depths of holes or channels to be cut

Driving mobile, truck-mounted, or track-mounted drilling or cutting machine in mines and quarries or on construction sites

Moving controls to start, positioning drill cutters or torches, and advancing tools intomines or quarry faces in order to complete horizontal or vertical cuts

Moving planer levers, controlling and adjusting the movement of equipment, the speed, height, and depth of cuts, and rotating swivel cutting booms

Observing indicator lights and gauges, and listening to machine operation in order to detect binding or stoppage of tools or other equipment problems

Knowledge of positioning jacks, timbers, or roof supports, and install casings, to prevent cave-ins

Proficient in listening to machine operation to detect binding or stoppage of tools or other equipment problems

Ability to drive mobile, truck-mounted, or track-mounted drilling or cutting machine in mines and quarries or on construction sites

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their design, uses, repair, and maintenance

Will be updated

Controlled precision

Arm-hand steadiness

Problem sensitivity

Depth perception

Manual dexterity

Critical thinking

Good judgement and decision making

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 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, exposed to contaminants and noise levels, 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 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operator and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India