Rigman, Petroleum and Gas

The tasks a Derrickman is expected to perform include:

Erecting drilling rigs, fitting cables through pulleys and blocks and assisting Well Driller in lifting and laying down tubing and removing drilling pipes

Setting crown blocks (pulley support connecting derrick posts at top) in position with hoisting beams

Stringing up cables through lift or lower drill pipes

Cleaning splashed oil from derrick floor

Assisting drilling crew in installing oil gas separator and gas line and in dismantling equipment on completion of work or as required

Cleaning oil and maintaining pulleys, blocks, etc.

Operating tongs, slips and spinning rope at drilling stage

Knowledge of operating tongs, slips and spinning rope at drilling stage

Adept in working on monkey board on rig at a height of about 100ft. from ground level

Will be updated

Will be updated

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 every day. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

Will be updated

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 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