Profession mining equipment mechanic

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

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative


  • 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.

  • Mechanical mine machinery manuals

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


  • 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.

  • Report mine machinery repairs

    Record repair and maintenance tasks executed.

  • 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.

  • Install mining machinery

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

  • 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.

  • Maintain records of mining operations

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

  • Test mine equipment

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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