Profession mine mechanical engineer
Mine mechanical engineers supervise the procurement, installation, removal and maintenance of mining mechanical equipment, using their knowledge of mechanical specifications. They organise the replacement and repair of mechanical equipment and components.
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- Investigative / Realistic
- Realistic / Investigative
- Mine safety legislation
The laws, regulations and codes of practice relevant to safety in mining operations.
Solid earth, rock types, structures and the processes by which they are altered.
- Design drawings
Understand design drawings detailing the design of products, tools, and engineering systems.
- Impact of geological factors on mining operations
Be aware of the impact of geological factors, such as faults and rock movements, on mining operations.
Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.
- Mechanical engineering
Discipline that applies principles of physics, engineering and materials science to design, analyse, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems.
Understand the principles of electricity and electrical power circuits, as well as the associated risks.
- Mechanical mine machinery manuals
Comprehend manufacturers' manuals for the installation and operation of mining machinery. Understand schematic drawings.
- 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.
- 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.
- Manage emergency procedures
React quickly in case of emergency and set planned emergency procedures in motion.
- Procure mechanical machinery
Procure adequate machinery. Research the market to find the best machinery, staying within budget limits, and negotiate the purchase. Maintain records.
- 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.
- Advise on mine equipment
Provide advice on mining and equipment for mineral treatment; communicate and collaborate with engineering experts.
- Install mining machinery
Assemble, install and disassemble mining equipment. Outstanding eye-hand coordination and spatial awareness are required.
- Use technical drawing software
Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.
- Maintain records of mining operations
Maintain records of mine production and development performance, including performance of machinery.
- Supervise staff
Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.
- Maintain mine machinery
Inspect and conduct planned maintenance of mining equipment. Execute routine repairs and replace damaged components. Analyse test results and interpret machine error messages. Undertake maintenance activities such as cleaning and lubricating components.