Machine Apprentice Stone Polisher

Stone Fabricator

The tasks a Stone Polisher Machine is expected to perform include:

Operating stone polishing machine to polish surface of blocks or slabs of stone to get required finishing

Sprinkling water and spreading abrasive material on the surface of stone

Setting rough stone-block or slab on mud or suitable structure below grinding wheel of machine and place stone slabs to be polished on it

Removing stone slab and washing rubbed surface with water

Fixing iron or carborundum blocks in grinding wheel of machine

Polishing stones to high finish using chemicals and felt wheels

Working on stone saw and stone cutting machine

Proficient in operating polishing machine and setting up machine wheel to polish stone

Adept in sprinkling water and abrasive material as and when required until stone is polished to required finishing

Well-versed in washing rubbed surface of stone with water

Knowledge of polishing stone slabs by fixing iron or carborundum blocks in grinding wheel of machine

Proficient in using chemicals and felt wheels to get high quality finishing

Adept with all the safety measure to be followed while working

Knowledge of machine repair and maintenance work

Knowledge of operating stone sawing and stone cutting machines

Good vision

Manual dexterity

Physical flexibility

Finger dexterity


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, chemicals, 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