Profession mining assistant

Mining assisstants perform routine duties in mining and quarrying operations. They assist the miners with maintaining equipment, with laying pipes, cables and tunnels, and with removing wast.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Excavation techniques

    The methods to remove rock and soil, used in an excavation site and the associated risks.

Skills

  • Work ergonomically

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

  • Maintain records of mining operations

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

  • Clean waste materials from machines

    Clean waste materials from machine using the adequate equipment or appliances as to ensure smooth operations, avoid accidents, and maintain clean working place.

  • Dispose of non-hazardous waste

    Dispose of waste materials which pose no risk to health and safety in a manner which complies with recycling and waste management procedures.

  • 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.

  • Handle mining plant waste

    Make sure mining plant waste is disposed of safely, efficiently, and in an environmentally sound manner.

  • Perform minor repairs to equipment

    Conduct routine maintenance on equipment. Recognise and identify minor defects in equipment and make repairs if appropriate.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

maintain mine machinery mechanical mine machinery manuals operate a range of underground mining equipment drive vehicles operate mining tools operate drilling equipment report mine machinery repairs operate tunnelling machine lay pipe installation health and safety hazards underground impact of geological factors on mining operations mechanics operate front loader geology communicate mine equipment information operate hydraulic pumps