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Skill Council for Mining Sector (SCMS) is a Not-for-Profit organization, registered under section 25 of the Indian Companies Act, 1956 and the Companies Act, 2013, to the extent applicable. The Council has been promoted by Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) with financial support from National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The key factors affecting the human resources and skill requirement in the Indian Mining Industry are technology up-gradation, increase in productivity to meet the growing demand, stringent environment and sustainable development framework, globalization, ageing 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 from the present level of 9.5 lakhs to 11 lakhs by the year 2017 and 12lakhs by the year 2025.

Assistant Support - Open Cast Mines

Eligibility Min -Class VIII Max- Graduation 18 Years 0-1 years of related experience
Description Asst. Support assist HEMM Operators, other equipment operators and Technicians in ensuring positioning and productive operation of the HEMM and other extraction machinery. Individual will assist the Operator / Fitter / Technician in operation of ancillary equipment, hoists and pumps etc. He has to ensure the cleanliness and lubrication of the equipment, assists the operator and Technicians in pre operational checks and repair and maintenance jobs.
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Assistant Support - Underground Mines

Eligibility Min- VIII Max-Graduation 18 Years 0-1 years of related experience
Description Assistant Support assists operators and technicians in undeground mines, including in haulage, conveyor operation, Drilling, coal cutting, water pump operation, SDL/LHD operation, Roof bolting and other equipment operations, repair and maintenance. He has to ensure the cleanliness of the equipment & worksite, carries the tools and tackles from store to required site and assist the operator and technicians in checks and operation and repair and maintenance jobs.
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Banksman

Eligibility Class X Exp 6 months
Description The primary role of Banksman entails superintending the lowering and raising of persons, tools and materials and transmitting the signals at the top of a shaft or incline
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Bulldozer Operator

Eligibility Preferable Class X 18 Years
Description The bulldozer operator uses the tractor and blade to scoop out soil, move rock and ore to other locations on the site, and to level the soil. Bulldozers are capable of pushing ore and rock. Bulldozer operators are also responsible for confirming that their safety systems are working properly and for performing basic maintenance on the Bulldozer
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Compressor Operator

Eligibility Class XII 6 months
Description Compressor operator operates and services power driven air compressor which generates and supplies compressed air to drive pneumatic tools, hoists and other mechanical equipment
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Dewatering Pump Operator

Eligibility Class XII 6 months
Description A dewatering pump operator operates power driven pumps for pumping, storing and supplying liquids. The operator may also repair and clean, oil and grease the pump.
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Explosives Handler

Eligibility Preferable Class XII 18 Years
Description Persons handling explosives, in open cast mines, is a part of the blasters sub-category. The individual performing this role facilitates mining operations by cautiously storing, transporting and handling explosives used for blasting in mines. Controlled blasting techniques are used to remove debris and over-burden in order to make way for coal or other metals. The nature of this job requires employees to follow extensive safety precautions therefore the individual has to be experienced and trained in safety procedures and guidelines for mining operations prescribed by DGMS.
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Gas Detector

Eligibility Class X and Possesses Gas Testing Certificate from DGMS Exp 1-10 Years
Description Gas Detector identifies the rate of emission of the adsorbed gas like CH4 from the rock being extracted and identifies the percentage/ concentration of different gases like CO, CO2, etc. which might be present in the general body of air or the sealed off area in an underground mine.
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Haulage Operator

Eligibility Class X 6 months
Description A haulage operator removes the cut/ blasted material from the working face or any other raw material required in the operation of the mine, with the help of haulage equipment like tugger, endless haulage, main and tail haulage and remotely controlled haulages in such a manner as to enhance the performance of the loading/cutting machines and maximize the productivity of the overall section
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Helper Level 1, This job role is applicable in both national and international scenarios

Eligibility None. Basic counting skills and numeracy. 18 Years
Description Helpers in mines perform a variety of duties. A mining helper could be doing any of the following on a regular work day - transporting material and equipment within mine, cleaning the area to build temporary roads, loading and unloading, reject handling, spotting, erecting or dismantling scaffolding at a construction site on the mine, bricklaying, clean and maintain the mining premises, assist trained operators in installing, dismantling or dispatch of any machinery. In addition to this a mazdoor must be safety conscious ensuring safety of himself and others around him in all tasks he is asked to perform.
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Jack Hammer Operator

Eligibility Min -Class X Max-Diploma in Mining 18 years. In lieu of minimum qualification, the incumbent should have 3 years of experience in Operating Jack hammer in mine environment.
Description Jack hammers’ common application is development of benches in open pit mine. The jack hammer is in regular use in Underground mines face development. The jack hammer operator is responsible for all aspects of the operation and monitoring the work of the support group.
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Loader Operator

Eligibility Preferable Class XII 18 Years
Description A Loader operator drives and operates a Loader which is a heavy vehicle that is used in mines to move aside or load ROM, product etc. into or onto another type of machinery (such as a dump truck, conveyor belt, feedhopper etc. Using a loader is a specialized task that can be safely performed with some training and experience. Safety is extremely critical to avoid property damage and personal injury. Operators are also responsible for performing basic maintenance on the Loader.
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Mechanic / Fitter

Eligibility Preferable Class X, ITI 18 Year
Description A Fitter is responsible for repair, maintenance and overhaul of crushers, heavy earth moving machinery, medium and light vehicles, pumps and compressors and other mechanical equipment and assemblies used in a mine. A fitter most often works with / assists technicians who are more qualified and experienced. The individual must be trained to work safely and assure that he/she can protect himself and others working around him from getting injured.
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Mine Driller (Exploration)

Eligibility Min -Diploma in Mechanical Max- B.E. / B. Tech.
Description Mine Driller (Exploration) is fully responsible for effective drilling operation using the drilling rig. He carries out the drilling operation and ensure collection of cores and storage as per advice of Geologist. Exploration drilling aims to identify the location/Depth and quality and quantity of a mineral. Exploration drilling is used in the mining industry to probe the contents of known ore deposits and potential sites. By extracting a small diameter core of rock from the ore-body, geologists can analyze the core by chemical assay and conduct petrologic, structural and mineralogical studies of the rock.
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Mine Electrician

Eligibility ITI/ Higher Secondary 2-3 years of experience including O&M of electrical supply/substation and equipment
Description Mine Electrician ensures installation, use, operations and maintenance of the electrical substations and electrical equipment and electrical supply. The role holder also ensures that all the electrical systems and machinery work is in accordance with relevant specifications.
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Rig Mounted Drill Operator

Eligibility Preferable Class XII 18 years
Description A rig mounted drill operator drives and operates a drill machine which is a self-propelled machine used to drill shallow as well as deep holes in the soil and rock for blasting or for quarry operations. The holes are caused by crushing under percussion and/or by drill bit rotation causing abrasion. The drill operates on pneumatic hydraulic system and uses compressed air as power source. Operating a drill is a specialized task that can be safely performed only with adequate training and experience. Drill operators are also responsible for performing basic maintenance on the machine.
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Roof Bolter

Eligibility Class X 12 months as Roof Bolter (Helper)
Description Roof bolter bolts the roof for underground mines, conducts quality checks on output and maintains a safe & healthy working environment
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Sampler

Eligibility Preferable Class X 18 Years
Description Sampler takes onsite samples, either in open-cast or underground workings of the mine. He visits the different sections of the mine on a daily basis to take ore samples. This is a specialized task, since the information obtained from the ore is vital for planning
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Sprinkler and Other Vehicle Driver

Eligibility Preferable Class VIII 18 Years
Description Sprinkler and Other Vehicle Driver in mining industry is an ancillary job role. The individual assigned this role could be driving a sprinkler truck to control dust on a haul-road or could be driving mining personnel in an SUV or any other small truck used to haul material. Besides knowledge of driving fundamentals, the role requires the individual to know and understand the basic of mining operations, traffic rules to be followed in the mining area and safety guidelines for mining operations prescribed by DGMS. Vehicle drivers are also responsible for performing basic maintenance on the vehicle and to ensure that the safety systems in the vehicle are functional.
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Surface Miner Operator

Eligibility Min - ITI Max-Graduation 21 Years At least 1 year experience and work in Open pit environment
Description A Surface Miners (SMs) is a direct rock-cutting machine and directly cut the rock by rotational motion of the cutting drum minerals from near the earth's surface in open pit or strip mining operations. The cur rocks are directly discharged on dump trucks or side casted. The operator is fully responsible for operation of the Surface Miner Machine and is accountable to recover minerals as per plan.
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Survey Helper

Eligibility Min -VIII Max-Graduation 18 Years
Description Survey Helper supports Mine Surveyor and assistant Surveyors in packaging, handling and transportation of survey instruments and assisting in surveying the mine site and taking measurements. The Survey Helper is primarily responsible for packaging, handling and carrying the Survey tools and instruments to the survey site. The role will further assist in basic setting of the instruments at the work site as per instruction from Surveyor and Assistant Surveyor.
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Technical Helper - Electrical Services

Eligibility Min VIII Max - Graduation 18 years. 0-1 years of related experience
Description Technical Helper (Electrical) assists Mine Electrician in operation and maintenance of electrical substation and electrical equipment and electrical supply. Also, he carries tools and spares from stores to work sites and assist Electrician in repairing and maintenance of electrical parts of vehicle and mine machinery.
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Technical Helper – Mechanical

Eligibility Min -Class VIII Max- Graduation 18 years 0-1 years of related experience
Description Technical Helper (Mechanical) assists Mechanic or Technician in carrying out inspection of equipment, maintenance of the HEMM, Light vehicles and other mine equipment and assists in repair & troubleshooting in case of breakdown. He carries tools and spares from stores to work sites. He has to attend and aid in lifting and welding works as well. Equipments include all machines used in opencast and underground mines, common facilities, machinery used in transportation & material handling, HEMM including Shovel, Dump Trucks, Dozer, Grader, Wheel Loader, Bucket Wheel Excavator, Crane, Reclaimer, Stacker etc. and all Heavy & light vehicles.
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Timber man

Eligibility Class X
Description Timber man examines the roof and side walls of haulage ways, air passages, shafts, galleries etc. inside the mines and erects timber or steel props, frames etc. He also removes or repairs the defective props fixed earlier.
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Wire saw Operator

Eligibility Preferably class XII 18 years
Description A Wire saw operator operates a Wire saw machine which is used to cut large blocks of stone out from the marble quarry. Wire saws are large machines that use diamond-impregnated beads on a cable to cut through marble, granite and other similar rocks. Wire saw is also used for squaring of the cut slab into square shaped blocks before transporting to the production plant. Operating a Wire saw is a specialized task that can be safely performed only with adequate training and experience. Wire saw operators are also responsible to ensure basic upkeep of the machine and safety in operations.
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