Cone Tender

The tasks a Cone Operator (Mine & Quarry) is expected to perform include:

Tending Cone to separate slate and rock from coal

Starting conveyor and regulatinge flow of material into top of cone

Turning valve to regulate flow of water into bottom of cone and maintaining specified pressure to carry coal off with overflow while rock and slate fall to bottom

Pulling lever to open slate gate at bottom and draw off impurities

Will be updated

Will be updated

Good vision

Manual dexterity

Physical flexibility


Team player

Hardworking and persistent

It is a field job

May need to handle a team of helpers

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

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

Health risks include exposure to coal dust, heat, noise, working in remote areas, stress, etc.

Occupational hazards include lung diseases, respiratory diseases, physical injury, hearing problem, heat stroke, biological diseases , fatigue, etc.

For freshers INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 years of experience - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 yearsexperience - INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 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 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 Cone Operator (Mine & Quarry) and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India