Examiner, Sand Blast

Minimum 10th pass

At least 1-2 years of relevant work experience

The tasks a Sand Blast Operator, Construction is expected to perform include:

Directing blast of sand compressed air from nozzle against stone, brick structure, or other hard surface to clean dirt, grease, etc. prior to laying of cement concrete, plastering, etc.

Examining surface for sand blasting

Filling sand container with sifted sand

Connecting compressed air-hose to sand container and nozzle and adjusting pressure valve

Wearing heavy gloves to protect hands, and helmet and hood as protection against breathing sand-laden air and to protect eyes

Holding nozzle at a proper distance from object and releasing trigger finger of nozzle to blow sand against the surface of the object

Cleaning and preparing surface for further processing

Skilled in operating the sand blaster

Proper knowledge of examining sand blasting surface

Ability to connect compressed air-hose to sand container and nozzle while adjusting the pressure valve

Proficient in preparing the surface for sand blasting

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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

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

Occupational hazards include stress, fatigue, lower back ache, etc.

Health hazards include exposure to chemicals, skin rash, blistering, etc.

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month

For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 16,000 to INR 20,000

(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

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Netture Technical Training Foundation (NTTF), Bangalore

Thriveni Earthmovers Pvt. Ltd. (TEMPL), Salem, Tamilnadu

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