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

Knowledge

  • Excavation techniques

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

Skills

  • Perform minor repairs to equipment

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

  • 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.

  • Maintain records of mining operations

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

  • Work ergonomically

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Troubleshoot

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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