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

Knowledge

  • 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.

Skills

  • Manage sumps

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

  • 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.

  • Collect samples

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

  • Manage storage tanks

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

  • Maintain records of mining operations

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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