Cage Man

Bridge Operator

Cage Operator

The tasks a Jackman is expected to perform include:

Giving signals for movement of cages used to raise and lower men orcar and supplying between various levels and surface of mines and loading/ unloading materials

Directing movement of cage by signaling to banks man or hoisting Driver by means of electric bell or buzzer system

Running loaded car to position near shaft and pushing them on to cage

Pulling empty cars from cage and running them on to station siding for distribution in mines

Knowledge of principles and methods for moving goods

Ability to lift and pull loads into/from cage

Basic knowledge of directing movement of cage by signaling to banksman

Well-versed with adjusting actions in relation to others actions

Proficient in signalling and assisting other workers loading or unloading materials

Ability to pull loaded cars of cage and replace with them empty cars

Will be updated

Manual dexterity

Ability to follow instructions

Willing to perform laborious tasks

Good physical fitness

Arm-hand steadiness

It needs one to be on their toes

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 not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include exposure to dust, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, extreme thirst, visual fatigue, etc.

Occupational hazards include deafness, black lung disease, headache, musculoskeletal injuries, silicosis, visual fatigue, etc.

Will be updated

(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 Jack Man and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India