Shaft Mechanic

Shaft Miner


Shaft Carpenter

Shaft Fitter


The tasksa Shaft Mistry is expected to perform include:Maintaining cages, pulleys, winding gears, etc.Ensuring compliance of regulations for working of hoisting system Examining shafts and shaft fittings, guide ropes, pulleys, cages, etc. for efficient performance

Checking safety-hooks, safety plate, governor, fencing, brakes, signal, banking lever, head gear, pulleys etc. to ensure smooth working of shaft Locating faults and undertaking minor repairs and replacements of defective parts as necessary and maintaining their records

Proficient in using instruments like drill, hammer, screwdriver, etc.

Proficient in tightening joints of compressed air, steam and water pipes in shaft using pipe wrenches

Skilled in erecting partitions of concrete, concrete block, or brick

Ability to perform other fitting operations of general nature

Good observation skills

Good physical fitness

Good team player

Able to follow instructions

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling isnot 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 considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks may include exposure to dust, extreme heat, tiredness, etc.

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

Will be updated

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