Gauging Operator


The tasks a Gauger is expected to perform include:

Controlling flow lines in oil head tanks, dries off accumulated moisture by operating steam heating valves and delivers oil to oil pumps

Taking dip readings of various tanks before and after bleeding of water and records them

Operating steam heating valves of tanks to dry off accumulated moisture and intimating dip readings to Gas Supervisor either on phone or through messengers

Opening delivery valve of oil head tank to deliver oil to pump house

Maintaining record of oil dispatched from each well

Ensuring that the oil does not overflow

Reporting condition of tanks and pipes to proper authorities

Proficient in opening delivery valve of well head tank to deliver oil to pump house

Adept in maintaining record of oil dispatched from each well on dispatch tickets and sending them to Production Clerk

ability to ensure that the tank does not overflow

Knowledge of reporting tank and pipe condition to proper authorities

Not applicable

Hard working

Physically fit

Good analytical skills

Fair judgemental skills


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), Both Leg (BL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health hazards include exposure to oil, etc.

Occupational hazards include respiratory problems, fatigue, over-exertion, etc.

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