Stone Sawyer

Rock Splitter


Stone Breaker

Stone Fabricator

The tasks a Stone Cutter, Machine is expected to perform include:

Cutting stone to required size using stone cutting machine

Placing stone slab on machine carriage and adjusting its position according to measurement

Tightening slab on carriage by operating pressure handle and switches on machine to revolve carborundum or diamond cutting wheel

Supplying water on stone slab to serve as coolant

Raising machine carriage by operating lever or hand-wheel to bring cutting wheel in contact with slab to be cut.

Applying cut carefully and continuing cutting until stone slab is cut to required dimension.

Working on stone polishing and stone sawing machines

Proficient in raising machine carriage by operating lever or hand wheel to bring cutting wheel in contact with slab to be cut

Well-versed in operating cutting machine

Adept in cutting stone slab to required dimension

Proficient in operating pressure handle and switches on machine

Adept in placing stone slab on machine carriage according to measurement

Knowledge of opening water valve to supply water on stone slab to serve as coolant

Adept with all the safety measure to be followed while working

Knowledge of machine repair and maintenance work

Knowledge of stone polishing and operating stone sawing machine

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 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