None - Preferably basic counting skills and numeracy

Technical and gallery training as per first schedule, Mining Vocational Training Rules (MVTR) 1966Refresher training if absent from mining work for a continuous period of one year or more before re-employment

Certified training for Mazdoor/Helper (programme aligned to MIN/Q 0408 released by Skill Council for Mining Sector)

Preferred relevant work experience

The tasks a Mazdoor/Helper is expected to perform include: Transporting materials and equipment within the mine

Cleaning the area to build temporary roads

Loading and unloading materials

Erecting or dismantling scaffolding Bricklaying

Cleaning and maintaining the mining premises

Assisting trained operators in installing, dismantling or dispatching machinery

Ensuring safety procedures are followed

Ability to carry heavy loads

Ability to work as a team

Knowledge of general safety rules vis-?-vis loading and stocking

Competent knowledge of mining area signs and other safety and emergency signals Proficiency in using a fire extinguisher Knowledge of traffic rules to be followed inside the mining yard

Not applicable

Diligent and hardworking

Good health and physical stamina

Ability to take up repetitive tasks

Trustworthy Follows directions of the supervisor

Good team player

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Contractual work and part-time jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 10/12 hours everyday.Thismayvaryfrom company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous Occupational hazards include irritation of skin and eyes etc.Health risks include exposure to chemicals, toxins, carrying heavy loads etc.

For freshers - INR 3,000 to INR 4,500 per monthFor candidates with experience INR 5,000 to INR 6,500 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Mining SectorThe 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 account for about 75% of the total mining production in India. Although the industry has a 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.Given the positive forecast for the industry, it will have a trickle-down effect on the job opportunities for a Mazdoor or Helper.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India