Mine Digger

Digging Operator

Quarry Digger

The tasks a Digger is expected to perform include:

Working in underground or surface mine, pit, quarry, mill, etc.

Cleaning working areas and haulage tracks

Digging and maintaining drainage ditches

Shoveling muck, ore, coal or rock aside, into cars or onto conveyors

Pushing loaded mine cars from working face to haulage road

Positioning and adjusting bits on drill shaft and placeing cables, jacks, roof bolts, etc. in specified locations

Trimming protrusions from walls and roofs of underground passageways and rooms

Cleaning residue of rock and dirt from exposed coal, ore, rock formations, etc.

Loading, separating or sorting materials at working face, using shovel or wheelbarrow

Throwing calcium or salt around interiors of railroad cars to prevent coal or ore from freezing during winter

Well-versed with working in underground or surface mine, pit, quarry, mill, etc.

Proficient in digging and maintaining drainage ditches

Knowledge of positioning and adjusting bits on drill shaft and places cables, jacks, roof bolts, etc.

Proficient in trimming protrusions from walls and roofs of underground passageways and rooms

Proficient in cleaning residue of rock and dirt

Knowledge of using shovel, wheelbarrow, etc.

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Good communication skills

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

Health hazards include exposure to chemicals, high-decibel noise, dust, diesel emissions, radiations, asbestos, etc.

Occupational hazards include injuries, minor accidents, fatigue, hearing problems, musculoskeletal problems, respiratory problems, etc.

For freshers - INR 9,000 to INR 10,000 per month

For candidates with 3-5 years of experience or more - INR 25,000 to INR 27,000 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 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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All Commerce, Science and Arts colleges across India

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