Profession mineral processing operator

Mineral processing operators operate a variety of plants and equipment to convert raw materials into marketable products. They provide the appropriate information on the process to the control room.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Troubleshoot

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

  • Operate raw mineral separation equipment

    Operate a variety of machinery used to separate raw mineral for further processing based on size of particles or chemical composition. Work with screens, flotation cells, spirals, jigs, drums and cyclones.

  • Mix treating materials

    Mix treating materials including reagents, catalysts and various chemicals.

  • Collect samples

    Set up and operate equipment to collect water, gas or soil samples for testing.

  • Handle chemicals

    Safely handle industrial chemicals; use them efficiently and ensure that no harm is done to the environment.

  • Operate raw mineral size reduction equipment

    Operate equipment used to reduce the size of raw minerals to prepare it for further processing. Work with gyrotary and jaw crushers, and roll, ball and autogenous mills.

  • Work ergonomically

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

  • 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.

  • Deal with pressure from unexpected circumstances

    Strive to achieve objectives despite the pressures arising from unexpected factors outside of your control.

Optional knowledge and skills

train employees write production reports bioleaching mechanics chemistry perform minor repairs to equipment operate wash plant electricity handle mining plant waste test raw minerals

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