Rig Drill Machine Operator

Drill Rig Swamper


Minimum 12th Technical and gallery training as per first schedule, Mining Vocational Training Rules (MVTR) 1966Refresher training if absent from mines for a period of one year or more before re-employment

Heavy Commercial Vehicle Driving License Certified training for Rig Mounted Drill Operator (programme aligned to MIN/Q 0402 released by Skill Council for Mining Sector)

Six months prior association with explosives at an operating mine site

The tasks a Rig Mounted Drill Operator is expected to perform include:Driving and operating a drill machine

Drilling shallow as well as deep holes in soil and rocks for blasting or for quarry operations Performing basic maintenance on the machine

Proficiency in using different types of drills and their lubricants

Knowledge of the use and care of machines and cables, picks, bits, sharpening, shaping etc.

Knowledge of specifications and details of blast hole drills used in open-cast mines

Adept in using the instrument panel and various controls

Knowledge of levers and switches of the drills and drill bits

Understanding of the common terminology vis-?-vis drilling

Knowledge of common troubles encountered and their remedies

Familiarity with signage, mining area signs and other safety and emergency signals

Skilled in operating the drill

Ability to perform basic maintenance on the machine

Diligent and hardworking

Accuracy in work

Good communication skills

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Contractual work maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 10/12 hourseveryday.Thismayvaryfrom company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous Occupational hazards include loss in hearing, vibrations, exposure to hazardous equipment such as saws, machinery etc.Health risks include possible injuries such as cuts, bites, stings and minor burns, exposure to pollutants, gases, dust, fumes, odours, poor ventilation, exposure to conditions such as high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, chemicals etc.

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month For candidates with experience - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Mining Sector

The 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 account 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.

Given the positive forecast for the industry, it will have a trickle-down effect on the job opportunities for a Rig Mounted Drill Operator.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India

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Institute of Petroleum Technology

Amer Maritime Training Academy

Koliyot Institute of Energy & Research

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