Stowing Mistry

Boxing Mistry

Minimum - Basic reading and writing skills

Will be updated

The tasks a Stowing Mistry is expected to perform include:

Erecting props and barricades of bamboo mattings and hessian cloth around coal depillaringareas for compactly filling them with sand, to prevent caving in and collapsing of roof

Examining area around coal pillar to erect roof support

Collecting materials such as props, barricades to bamboo mattings, hessian cloth, etc.

Cutting the props to required sizes and erecting them to support roof

Coupling sand stowing pipes and signalling to sand mixing chamber on surface to release or stop flushing of slurry, as required

Observing sand filling operation till vacuum is tightly packed to roof face and rendered safe from collapsing

Building stonewall packs to support roof

Competent in stowing procedures

Ability to examine working face

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 general injuries due to work, allergies due to sand, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries, cuts and abrasions, exposure to loud noise, serious injuries due to collapsing of roofs, bamboo structures, 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