Profession mine control room operator

Mine control room operators perform a range of tasks from the control room of a mine. They monitor the processes through electronic representations shown on monitors, dials, and lights. Control room operators make changes to variables and communicate with other departments to make sure processes keep running smoothly and according to established procedures. They take appropriate actions in case of irregularities or emergencies.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Health and safety hazards underground

    The rules and risks affecting health and safety when working underground. 

  • Electronics

    The functioning of electronic circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including programming and applications. Apply this knowledge to ensure electronic equipment runs smoothly.

Skills

  • Coordinate communication during mine emergencies

    Direct and coordinate communication procedures during emergencies. Instruct callers appropriately, and keep them informed of any rescue effort. Alert and dispatch rescue personnel to emergency calls and critical alarms.

  • Coordinate remote communications

    Direct network and radio communications between different operational units. Receive and transfer further radio or telecom messages or calls. These might include messages from the public, or the emergency services.

  • Troubleshoot

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

  • Monitor equipment

    Monitoring equipment implies watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working.

  • Manage emergency procedures

    React quickly in case of emergency and set planned emergency procedures in motion.

  • Maintain records of mining operations

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

  • Use a computer

    Utilise computer equipment or digital devices to facilitate quality control, data management, and communication. Follow instructions given by a computer programme, create computer files or documents.

  • Ensure compliance with safety legislation

    Implement safety programmes to comply with national laws and legislation. Ensure that equipment and processes are compliant with safety regulations.

  • Conduct inter-shift communication

    Communicate relevant information about the conditions in the workplace, progress, events, and potential problems to the workers in the next shift.

  • React to events in time-critical environments

    Monitor the situation around you and anticipate. Be ready to take quick and appropriate action in case of unexpected events.

Optional knowledge and skills

electricity make independent operating decisions communicate mine equipment information write production reports impact of geological factors on mining operations ensure mining records are maintained mechanics

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