Minimum - Basic reading and writing skills

Will be updated

The tasks a Miners, Quarrymen and Related Workers is expected to perform include:

Working in mining, quarrying, well drilling and other related activities

Drilling, digging, excavating load ore, coal or rocks in to cars

Performing work requiring simple and routine tasks connected with mining and quarrying

Knowledge of the extraction process

Proficient in using tools like crowbar, wedge, sledge hammer or pick-axe

Well-versed with techniques of breaking large rocks

Proficient in safety techniques to be followed in mining sites

Will be updated

Good listener

Physically fit

Team player

Ability to follow instructions

Dexterity of hands

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

Occupational hazards may include back aches, general fatigue, risks of eye and face injuries due to flying rock chips, occupational deafness, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to handling drilling machines, cuts and abrasions from handling rock or stone, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 yearsexperience 5,500 to 8,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 yearsexperience 10,500 to 15,000 per month

(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 Miners, Quarrymen and Related Workers and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India