Mine Cutting and Channel Machine Operator

Mining Cutter

Coal Cutter

Cutter Operator

The tasks a Groove Cutter, Mining is expected to perform include:

Cutting grooves of specified dimensions along marks made by sampler for extracting sample from metal bearing rock faces in mines

Marking grooves along mineralized portion of rock face

Cutting grooves by chipping defective portion if necessary

Assisting sampler in cutting samples

Positioning jacks, timbers or roof supports and installing casings to prevent cave-ins

Repositioning of machines and moving controls to make additional holes or cuts

Cutting entries between rooms and haulage ways

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

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications

Proficient in watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly

Knowledge of scrubbing and washing grooves

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Good mathematical skills

Good observation skills

Good team player

Good physical fitness

It is a field job Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of 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?This job is suitable for candidates with Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks may include exposure to dust, sitting for long hours, extreme heat, etc.

Occupational hazards may include asthma, allergies, dizziness, etc.

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(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 Groove Cutter, Mining and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India

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Netlabs ITS, Delhi

Clusters College for Media and Design, Trivandrum

IIHT Indian Institute of Hardware and Technology

IIJT Computer Education Ltd., Bangalore

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