Cyanidation Worker


Precipitator Washer

Extractive Metallurgist

The tasks a Precipitator is expected to perform include:

Exposing cyanide solution to zinc shavings in order to precipitate and recover gold which is remaining in solution

Packing zinc box (extractor box) with zinc shavings

Pumping gold solution from filtration plant into clarifier tanks

Regulating flow of clarified gold solution from clarifier tanks into extractor boxes to precipitate gold by action of zinc

Adding lead acetate to extractors in required quantities to facilitate precipitation

Cleaning out extractor boxes to recover precipitated gold

Chemically treating, washing and drying precipitated gold by operating vacuum pumps

Washes precipitate with water under pressure, and dries it with compressed air

Treating residue slime with sulfuric acid to recover remaining gold

Ability to wash precipitate with water under pressure and to dry it with compressed air

Proficient in handling chemicals like sulphuric acid, cyanide, etc.

Knowledge of chemical compositions, metallurgy, processing of chemicals, etc.

Well-versed with the precipitating process

Will be updated

Good perception of speed

Control precision

Ability to follow instructions

Manual dexterity

Arm-hand steadiness

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?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include exposure to heat, chemicals, dust, etc.

Occupational hazards include headache, drowsiness, goitre, burn, blindness, skin allergies,vomiting, vertigo, 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 Precipitator and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India

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The Mining, Geological & Metallurgical Institute of India

Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Noida

Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University (CSVTU), Bhilai

College of Engineering, Pune

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