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
Reclamation Operator understands, supports in execution of Environment Management (Protection) Plan prepared along with the Mining plan. Reclamation Operator needs to understand Environmental Safety Area/Zone requirement in which the mine is planned and operates and ensures strict compliance to environmental acts, regulations and norms. Reclamation Operator executes reclamation plan with the help of Dumper Operator, Leveller Operator, Shovel Operator, Dozer Operator and botanical experts. Reclamation operator?s role can also start with Rehabilitation of existing population, structures or any other entity existing on the mine site.
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.
Roof bolter bolts the roof for underground mines, conducts quality checks on output and maintains a safe & healthy working environment
Safety Operator is responsible for monitoring and assessing hazardous and unsafe situations and developing measures to assure personnel safety. Safety Operator needs to be aware of applicable safety rules and situations arising in mines. Safety Operator needs to organize safety training sessions for new employees and refreshers & advanced training for existing workers on Safety Equipment and practices. Safety Officer is required to organize periodic meetings of Safety Council and involve in Safety Week initiatives. Safety Officer needs to act as Rescue/Emergency operator and also conduct mock rehearsal
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.
The SDL/ LHD operator operates the SDL/LHD/vehicle (Underground Loading Machines) safely, efficiently and effectively and carry out is upkeep and maintenance.
Shotfirer assembles, positions and detonates explosives to break or dislodge rock and soil or to demolish structures. (refer to MMR 1960/ MVTR) In open cast mining operation, shotfirer uses larger amounts of explosives to clear masses of earth in open areas. Numerous smaller blasts are often detonated together to create a larger force. In tunnelling and underground mining operation, shotfirer uses small amounts of explosives to blast through rock underground. Generally, small blasts are detonated in a sequence to minimise the force and decrease the possibility of unwanted damage.
Conducts blasting operations in mines and quarries by charging drilled holes with requisite amount and type of explosives. Examines holes, ensures proper drilling and cleaning before charging. Check blasting areas to ensure they meet safety regulations & takes prescribed precautions in case of misfire. Maintains logbook for recording quantity of explosive used, number of shots fired and misfired, if any.
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.
Stone Mining Machine Operator cuts stones or rock faces in mine with machine or hand tools. Identifies Flaggy limestone, slate granite, marble etc. Dimensional and decorative stones. Responsible to know the method of stone strength, chemical composition and physical characteristics of stones.
Stone Processing Machine Operator cuts stones or rock faces in mine with machine or hand tools and operates machine in which lumps of stone are crushed to reduce them to desired size. Starts machine and regulates flow of stones from conveyor chutes or bins, shovels or throws stones into hopper of machine; prods large sized stone pieces to force them between crusher jaws with bar; breaks oversize stones with hand hammer; loosens clogged material in machine with bar
This role is responsible for conducting end to end activities of monitoring the strata and report any movements/ other observations pertinent to strata in order to take required actions.
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.
The role of the person involved in track laying is to lay, maintain, divert and repair the rail tracks in an underground mine used for hauling the extracted mineral or the raw material used for the extraction of the mineral, depending upon the size of tubs used for hauling.