Hindustan Zinc has set up a new ‘Hindustan Zinc Mining Academy’ at Zawar to help train in-house talent source from business partners in mining operations.

Hindustan Zinc understands that India’s mining sector faces a severe shortage of skilled manpower. To help address this problem, the company conducted research that helped identify Jumbo Drill Operators, a profile often taken up by expats, as the occupation wherein more and better skilled manpower could prove to be especially handy.

Hindustan Zinc
Hindustan Zinc

The Mining Academy has been developed in association with GHH India Mining and Tunneling Equipment with an aim to develop the talent within the organization to cater the need for expert skills for Jumbo Drill Operations.

Hindustan Zinc has fortified this programme via various provisions such as a 3D simulator, which is a Virtual Reality hi-tech device used to train operators in heavy machinery.

The simulators have proven to be a cost-effective, safe, and efficient method to impart requisite training about concepts as well as skills, including controls familiarization, procedure compliance, etc.

The program is an amalgamation of Classroom and Simulator Training and On-the-Job training. One of the key elements of on-the-job training is Operator Shadowing wherein the candidates will be closely shadowing the current Jumbo operators that are assigned to them as trainers thus gaining comprehensive hands-on experience.

Hindustan Zinc, the world’s second biggest zinc producer, operates the world’s third largest open-pit mine, and world’s largest Zinc Mine in Rampura Agucha, Rajasthan.