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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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.
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 skillsconduct 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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