Profession mining equipment mechanic

Mining equipment mechanics install, remove, maintain and repair mining equipment.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Mechanical mine machinery manuals

    Comprehend manufacturers' manuals for the installation and operation of mining machinery. Understand schematic drawings.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

Skills

  • Maintain mine machinery

    Inspect and conduct planned maintenance of mining equipment. Execute routine repairs and replace damaged components. Analyse test results and interpret machine error messages. Undertake maintenance activities such as cleaning and lubricating components.

  • Train operators in using mine machinery

    Demonstrate mining equipment features and functions to machine operators.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Report mine machinery repairs

    Record repair and maintenance tasks executed.

  • Test mine equipment

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

  • Troubleshoot

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

  • Maintain records of mining operations

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

  • Install mining machinery

    Assemble, install and disassemble mining equipment. Outstanding eye-hand coordination and spatial awareness are required.

Optional knowledge and skills

mine machinery welding electricity impact of geological factors on mining operations health and safety hazards underground

Common job titles

  • Field technician
  • Field service mechanic
  • Heavy equipment technician
  • Technician - heavy equipment
  • Field support technician
  • Mobile maintenance mechanic
  • Heavy diesel/mobile maintenance mechanic
  • Mobile equipment operator
  • Mechanic
  • Field mechanic