Stone Sawing Machine Man

Rock Splitter


Stone Breaker

Stone Fabricator

The tasksa Stone Sawyer Machine is expected to perform include:

Sawing blocks of stones into slabs of required size by using sawing machine

Levelling and fixing stone in cutting position with wedges, belts, metal plates, clamps and nuts, etc. as required

Placing block of stone on empty carriage or trolley with the aid of Helpers, hoists or cranes

Fixing the required number of saw blades in the sawing machine and adjusting their distance according to the size of slabs to be cut

Clutching the machine or operating hand screw to lower saw blades until they touch the upper surface of block to be cut

Ensuring proper sawing of the block

Directing removal of cut slabs

Changing and adjusting saw blades as necessary

Proficient in fixing required number of saw blades in sawing machine

Well-versed in adjusting the distance of saw blades according to size of slabs to be cut and tightening them with keys

Adept in operating clutches machine or hand screw to lower down saw blades until they touch the upper surface of the block to be cut and pouring rough dry or wet sand on it

Well-versed in operating machines and attend it to ensure proper sawing of block

Knowledge of adjusting sawing by declutching or re-clutching when it becomes heavy or light

Adept in changing and adjusting saw blades as necessary

Knowledge of shutting down machine and flow of water and directing removal of slabs after the stone is sawed

Knowledge of all the safety measures to be followed while working

Knowledge of machine repair and maintenance work

Will be updated

Good vision

Manual dexterity

Physical flexibility


Good listener

Hardworking and persistent

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 those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include exposure to noise, stone ricochets and splinters, mineral dust, extreme temperature, working in incorrect posture, lifting heavy objects, falling blocks of stone, stress, etc.

Occupational hazards include physical injuries, eye injury, hearing loss, allergy, skin diseases, lungs diseases, respiratory diseases, heart diseases, back pain, fatigue, etc.

For freshers INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 years of experience - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 years of experience - INR 20,000 to INR 25,000 per month

(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 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.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India

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Directorate General of Mines Safety

All India Granites and Stone Association

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