Cyanide Handler

The tasks a Cyanideman is expected to perform include:

Separating gold flakes out of crushed gold ore by treating ore in bath of cyanide acid

Pumping finely ground gold ore slime from collecting tanks to agitators

Adding specified amount of lime and cyanide acid to flakes

Opening valve on compressed air line to agitate slime

Checking specific gravity of the solution by using a simple hydrometer

Filtering off cyanide solution allowing formation of cake residue

Maintaining stores, and payroll, if required

Repairing pumps, tanks and related machinery

Well-versed in using a simple hydrometer to check specific gravity of the solution

Knowledge of maintaining agitation of slime until required specific gravity is attained

Separating gold flakes out of crushed gold ore by treating the ore in a bath of cyanide acid

Knowledge of handling lime and cyanide acid

Proficient in repairing pumps, tanks and related machinery

Knowledge of issuing stores, maintaining pay roll, security of section, etc.

Good listener

Physically fit

Team player

Ability to follow instructions

Good vision

Dexterity of hands

It is a field job

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

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

Health hazards include exposure to chemicals, high-decibel noise, dust, diesel emissions, radiations, asbestos, etc.

Occupational hazards include injuries, minor accidents, fatigue, hearing problems, musculoskeletal problems, respiratory problem, 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 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