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Duties and tasks

  • Determining the most suitable methods of efficient mining and extraction and types of machinery to be used, planning layout and directing construction of shafts and tunnels
  • Maintaining technical liaison and consultancy with other relevant specialists such as geologists and geophysicists
  • Establishing safety standards and procedures and first-aid facilities, especially underground
  • Investigating properties of metals and alloys, developing new alloys and advising on and supervising technical aspects of metal and alloy manufacture and processing
  • Determining the location and planning the extraction of coal, metallic ores, non-metallic minerals, and building materials, such as stone and gravel
  • Conducting research, developing methods of extracting metals from their ores and advising on their application
  • Determining drilling sites and devising methods of controlling the flow of water, oil or gas from wells
  • Examining deposits or mines to evaluate profitability
  • Planning and directing storage, initial treatment and transportation of water, oil or gas

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    Skill level

    Highly skilled
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