Winding Engineman

Winding Engine Driver

Hoist Operator Mine

The tasks a Winding Engineman is expected to perform include:

Operating steam, diesel or electric driven equipment to raise or lower cage/skip with men or materials through vertical or inclined mine shaft according to signal from surface or underground workers

Starting engine and undertaking trial run of equipment

Checking and ensuring that component parts of engine, cable, etc. are in good working condition

Stopping hoist when dial indicator shows that cage or skip has reached required level

Proficient in operating steam, diesel or electric driven equipment to raise or lower cage

Knowledge of starting engine and undertaking trial run of equipment

Well-versed with checking and ensuring that component parts of engine, cable, etc. are in good working condition

Proficient in attending to minor repairs

Will be updated

Good communication skills

Team player

Good observation skills

Dexterity of hands

Good listener

Ability to follow instructions

Judgement skills

Good vision


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?Maybe

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

Health hazards include exposure to vibrations and prolonged sitting

Occupational hazards include fatigue, risk of injuries, accidents, back ache, 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 Winding Engineman and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India