Stamp Mill Man

Minimum Reading and writing skills

Will be updated

The tasks a Stamp Mill Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating stamp mill to crush gold ore to obtain gold concentrate

Setting tappets and adjusting stroke of stamp with spanners to obtain optimum crushing of ore in mortar box

Starting and maintaining correct feeding of gold ore and water into mortar box for proper crushing

Discharging crushed ore pulp through screens of mortar box onto blankets

Directing flow of water over blankets for washing powdered ore coming from stamp mill

Changing gunny blankets from blanket tables at prescribed intervals and removing collected gold concentrate

Washing blankets in concentrating tank and collecting gold from James concentrating table

Lubricating mill and performing minor repairs

Operating stamp mill for extraction of silver

Proficient in crushing ore to specified fineness

Ability to examine crushed gold ore to determine degree of fineness

Well-versed with replacing broken stamps, plates and shafts

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 Stamp Mill Operator and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India