Underground Driller

Mining Driller

Drill & Blast Mining

Driller Helper

Blast Hole Driller

The tasks a Driller, Hand is expected to perform include:

Making shot holes of required depth in coal, metallic and non-metallic rock-faces using crowbar, drill rods and hammer

Examining marks on rock face for drilling

Setting crowbar against marking and getting it struck with heavy hammer by a co-worker

Cleaning shot hole for charging with explosive

Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the process of drilling

Ability to fasten the specified drill bit in chuck of drill

Proficient in using instruments like drill, hammer, etc.

Well-versed with the drilling process

Ability to drill shot hole using drilling machine

Ability to drill hole singlehandedly using hand hammer and crowbar

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Ability to follow instructions

Willing to perform laborious tasks

Good physical fitness

Arm-hand steadiness

Manual dexterity

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not 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

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

Health risks include exposure to dust and minute particles, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, etc.

Occupational hazards include visual fatigue, black lung disease, headache, musculoskeletal injuries, silicosis, 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 Driller, Hand and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India

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Orissa School of Mining Engineering, Orissa

Academy of Maritime Education and Training(AMET), Chennai

Government Engineering College, Banaskantha

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur

Indian School of Mines(ISM), Dhanbad

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