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


  • Excavation techniques

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


  • Perform minor repairs to equipment

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

  • Maintain records of mining operations

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

  • Troubleshoot

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Handle mining plant waste

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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

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