Profession mining electrician

Mining electricians install, maintain and repair specialised electrical mining equipment using their knowledge of electrical principles.  They also monitor mine electricity supply.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Electronics

    The functioning of electronic circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including programming and applications. Apply this knowledge to ensure electronic equipment runs smoothly.

  • Electrical mine machinery manuals

    Understand equipment manuals, including schematic drawings and electric circuit diagrams.

  • Electricity

    Understand the principles of electricity and electrical power circuits, as well as the associated risks.

Skills

  • Communicate mine equipment information

    Communicate transparently and efficiently with mine production management and machine operators. Pass on any relevant information such as outages, efficiency and productivity of the equipment.

  • Test mine equipment

    Test newly repaired machinery or mining equipment to ensure correct operation.

  • Train operators in using mine machinery

    Demonstrate mining equipment features and functions to machine operators.

  • 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.

  • Maintain electrical mine machinery

    Inspect and conduct planned maintenance of electrical mining equipment. Conduct routine repairs and replace damaged components. Analyse test results and machine error messages.

  • Install electrical mining machinery

    Assemble and disassemble electrical mining machinery. Requires hand and eye coordination and spatial awareness.

  • Maintain records of mining operations

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

  • Report mine machinery repairs

    Record repair and maintenance tasks executed.

Optional knowledge and skills

impact of geological factors on mining operations electrical engineering health and safety hazards underground