Profession dewatering technician

Dewatering technicians install and operate pumps, spares, pipe ranges, and vacuum dewatering systems to collect and remove liquids and chemicals.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Enterprising


  • Chemistry

    The composition, structure, and properties of substances and the processes and transformations that they undergo; the uses of different chemicals and their interactions, production techniques, risk factors, and disposal methods.


  • Maintain records of mining operations

    Maintain records of mine production and development performance, including performance of machinery.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Manage water treatment

    Treat contaminated water using a variety of techniques such as lagoons and reed beds.

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • Collect samples

    Set up and operate equipment to collect water, gas or soil samples for testing.

  • Manage sumps

    Oversee correct operation of sumps; to make sure that the operations for collecting and removing the undesirable or excess liquid runs smoothly.

  • Manage storage tanks

    Oversee the operations of the storage tank; obtain appropriate balancing levels in filtrate tanks.

Optional knowledge and skills

conduct inter-shift communication operate vacuum dewatering system mine machinery welding collect geological data biology operate sumps operate pumps train employees write production reports

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