Winch Operator

Winch Driver Pneumatic

Winch Driver Electrical

The tasks a Winchman is expected to perform include:Operating power-driven winch (hauling or lifting device, consisting essentially of a cable, a hand or power-driven drum) to lift and lower load, bend pipes, etc. or to hoist and lower dredging pipes, grabs etc., on dredges

Ensuringthatcable,winchdrumandwinch brake are in good working order

Proficient in threading cable through pulley wheels and introducing additional pulley wheels in cable linkage, if necessary

Adept with connecting end of cable to object to be moved, or directing helpers to do so

Well-versed with starting engine of winch, or turning winch handle, to raise or pull object into position

Knowledge of adjusting speed of pulling and applying brake as necessary

Knowledge of controlling winch in accordance with signals by other workers

Knowledge of attending to minor repairs and tend cable, ropes, pulley, and lifting tackle

Knowledge of operating winches to draw heavy cargoes or boats to shore

Knowledge of working on manually operated winches

Will be updated


Physically fit

Good analytical skills

Fair judgement skills


It is a field job

May need to 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), Blind (B), Low Vision (LV) 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, overexertion, 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 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 Winchman and other professionals in the industry

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India