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"Mining and Geological Engineers, Mining Safety Engineer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Determine the location and plan the extraction of coal, metallic ores, nonmetallic minerals, and building materials, such as stone and gravel. Work involves conducting preliminary surveys of deposits or undeveloped mines and planning their development; examining deposits or mines to determine whether they can be worked at a profit; making geological and topographical surveys; evolving methods of mining best suited to character, type, and size of deposits; and supervising mining operations.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Mining and Geological Engineers, Mining Safety Engineer"

1) Inspect mining areas for unsafe structures, equipment, and working conditions.

2) Select locations and plan underground or surface mining operations, specifying processes, labor usage, and equipment that will result in safe, economical, and environmentally sound extraction of minerals and ores.

 

3) Examine maps, deposits, drilling locations, and/or mines in order to determine the location, size, accessibility, contents, value, and potential profitability of mineral, oil, and gas deposits.

4) Supervise and coordinate the work of technicians, technologists, survey personnel, engineers, scientists and other mine personnel.

5) Prepare schedules, reports, and estimates of the costs involved in developing and operating mines.

 

6) Monitor mine production rates in order to assess operational effectiveness.

7) Design, implement, and monitor the development of mines, facilities, systems, and equipment.

8) Select or develop mineral location, extraction, and production methods, based on factors such as safety, cost, and deposit characteristics.

9) Prepare technical reports for use by mining, engineering, and management personnel.

10) Implement and coordinate mine safety programs, including the design and maintenance of protective and rescue equipment and safety devices.

11) Test air to detect toxic gases and recommend measures to remove them, such as installation of ventilation shafts.

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12) Design, develop, and implement computer applications for use in mining operations such as mine design, modeling, or mapping; or for monitoring mine conditions.

13) Select or devise materials-handling methods and equipment to transport ore, waste materials, and mineral products efficiently and economically.

14) Devise solutions to problems of land reclamation and water and air pollution, such as methods of storing excavated soil and returning exhausted mine sites to natural states.

 

15) Lay out, direct, and supervise mine construction operations, such as the construction of shafts and tunnels.

16) Evaluate data in order to develop new mining products, equipment, or processes.

17) Conduct or direct mining experiments in order to test or prove research findings.

18) Design mining and mineral treatment equipment and machinery in collaboration with other engineering specialists.

Job Description for "Mining and Geological Engineers, Mining Safety Engineer" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Mining and Geological Engineers, Mining Safety Engineer"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-I-C        SOC:  17-2151.00


 

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