Profession mine electrical engineer

Mine electrical engineers supervise the procurement, installation and maintenance of mining electrical equipment, using their knowledge of electrical and electronic principles. They organise the replacement and repair of electrical equipment and components.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Electricity

    Understand the principles of electricity and electrical power circuits, as well as the associated risks.

  • 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.

  • Geology

    Solid earth, rock types, structures and the processes by which they are altered.

  • Electrical engineering

    Understand electrical engineering, a field of engineering that deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism.

  • Mine safety legislation

    The laws, regulations and codes of practice relevant to safety in mining operations.

  • Design drawings

    Understand design drawings detailing the design of products, tools, and engineering systems.

  • Electrical mine machinery manuals

    Understand equipment manuals, including schematic drawings and electric circuit diagrams.

Skills

  • Prepare technical reports

    Prepare technical reports that describe results and processes of scientific or technical research, or assess its progress. These reports help researchers to keep up to date with recent findings.

  • 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.

  • Maintain electrical mine machinery

    Inspect and conduct planned maintenance of electrical mining equipment. Conduct routine repairs and replace damaged components. Analyse test results and machine error messages.

  • Install electrical mining machinery

    Assemble and disassemble electrical mining machinery. Requires hand and eye coordination and spatial awareness.

  • Supervise staff

    Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.

  • Manage emergency procedures

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

  • Procure electrical machinery

    Procure adequate electrical mining machinery and maintain records.

  • 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.

  • Advise on mine equipment

    Provide advice on mining and equipment for mineral treatment; communicate and collaborate with engineering experts.

  • Maintain records of mining operations

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

  • Develop improvements to the electrical systems

    Design, propose and implement modifications to improve electrical systems; focus on sustainability, quality and safety.

Optional knowledge and skills

mining engineering assess operating cost mathematics use technical drawing software present reports address problems critically monitor mine costs monitor mine production