Profession mine surveying technician

Mine surveying technicians conduct boundary and topographic surveys and surveys of the progress of mining operations. They operate surveying equipment and utilise programs to retrieve and interpret relevant data, and perform computations as required.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative


  • Perform surveying calculations

    Perform calculations and gather technical data in order to determine earth curvature corrections, traverse adjustments and closures, level runs, azimuths, marker placements, etc.

  • Monitor equipment

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

  • Delineate area with marks

    Set out and recover documentation such as marks or stakes to be used in surveying.

  • Operate surveying instruments

    Operate and adjust measuring instruments such as theodolites and prisms, and other electronic distance-measuring tools.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Record survey measurements

    Gather and process descriptive data by using documents such as sketches, drawings and notes.

  • Compare survey computations

    Determine the accuracy of data by comparing computations with applicable standards.

  • Maintain records of mining operations

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

Optional knowledge and skills

impact of geological factors on mining operations mathematics identify gis issues health and safety hazards underground train employees geographic information systems use a computer

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