Profession mineral processing engineer

Mineral processing engineers develop and manage equipment and techniques to successfully process and refine valuable minerals from ore or raw mineral.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Chemistry

    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.

  • Geology

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

Skills

  • Maintain records of mining operations

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

  • Manage mineral testing procedures

    Manage mineral testing procedures in order to assess product quality at all stages.

  • Manage chemical reagents

    Manage the handling, addition, and disposal of chemical reagents used to help separate products from raw mineral.

  • 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.

  • 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 mineral processing plant

    Manage plant and equipment designed to extract products from raw minerals. Monitor the flow of materials through the processing plant.

  • Supervise staff

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

  • Monitor mine production

    Oversee mining production rates in order to estimate operational effectiveness.

  • Address problems critically

    Identify the strengths and weaknesses of various abstract, rational concepts, such as issues, opinions, and approaches related to a specific problematic situation in order to formulate solutions and alternative methods of tackling the situation.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

apply transportation management concepts design plant waste procedures bioleaching mine dump design communicate on the environmental impact of mining impact of geological factors on mining operations develop new installations