Pulveriser Operator

Minimum - Reading and writing skills

Will be updated

The tasks a Pulveriser Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating machines and equipment to crush and blend coal of various compositions to obtain specified mixture used in producing coke

Turning valve to admit oil to mixer

Starting hammer mill, mixer, and conveyor equipped with harrow disks

Moving lever to adjust blade on feed tables to deliver coal to mixer

Observing operation of machines to detect malfunctioning, clogging, and unevenness of flow

Freeing clogged coal by striking side of hopper with mallet

Adjusting or replacing screens and hammers in mill, using hand tools

Observing meters, gauges, and thermometer, and recording temperature, oil consumption, tonnage mixed, and operating time

Cleaning work areas, using broom.

Opening valves and starting pumps to unload oil trucks

Testing pulverized coal for conformance to specifications

Crushing specific composition of coal (without blending)

Competent in examining scrap while loading and removing foreign matter such as metal, cloth and plastic

Proficient in making sure the conveyor feed is not overloaded and preventing overheating of burning material

Well-versed with operating machines and equipment to crush and blend coal of various compositions

Ability to observe operation of machines to detect malfunctioning, clogging and unevenness of flow

Will be updated

Time management

Complex problem solving

Judgment and decision making

Critical thinking

Attention to detail


It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling maybe 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 listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards may include back aches, general fatigue, risks of eye and face injuries due to flying particles and chips, etc.

Health risks include exposure cutting tools, dirt, extreme temperature, bending, kneeling, 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 Pulveriser Operator and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India