Timber Mistry

Propping Mistry

Timber Carpenter

Minimum - Basic reading and writing ability

Will be updated

The tasks a

Timber Man, Minesis expected to perform include:

Examining roof andside walls of haulage ways, air passages,shafts, galleries, etc. inside mine and erecting timber or steel props, frames etc. to support them

Collecting material near work site andexamines roof and sidewalls of haulageways,air passages, shafts, galleries etc. inside mines

Taking measurements from floor toroof to decide the height of prop required

Cutting props and logs to required length

Erecting props on secure foundation and tightening themagainst roof using rectangular blocks

Installing ladders, chutes, cribs and other frame work tosupport roof and walls using saw, axes,hatchet, hammer, spikes and wedges as necessary

Ensuring removal of woodcuttings from work place

Drilling holes in roofand walls for timbering purposes and drive roof bolts

Removing or replacing defective props

Competent in cutting, drilling, and measurement operations

Ability to examine working face

Competent in handling timber, steel frames and props

Proficient in safety techniques to be followed in mining sites

Schools across India

Will be updated

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, general injuries due to handling and working operations, allergies due to dust, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries, cuts and abrasions, exposure to loud noise, serious injuries due to hammer, axe, spikes, wedges, suffocation and breathing problems, eye injuries, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 years of experience INR 5,000 per month - INR 6,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 years of experience INR 8,000 per month - INR 10,000 per month

For candidates with over 5 years of experience INR 12,000 per month - 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 accounted about 75% of the total mining production in India. Although the industry has 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