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.

Experience of maintaining (diesel) engines, hydraulics, pneumatics, pipe-fitting, soldering, welding and carpentry.

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Maintain mine machinery is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Mining equipment mechanic: Mining equipment mechanics install, remove, maintain and repair mining equipment.
Mine mechanical engineer: Mine mechanical engineers supervise the procurement, installation, removal and maintenance of mining mechanical equipment, using their knowledge of mechanical specifications. They organise the replacement and repair of mechanical equipment and components.

Optional skill

Maintain mine machinery is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Quarry engineer: Quarry engineers analyse which extraction methods such as excavating, drilling and blasting are most suited to extract raw materials from the ground. They develop plans before a new quarry is opened, assessing if the quarry is profitable. Quarry engineers manage the everyday operations in a quarry, create and maintain progress reports, oversee the staff, ensure health and safety and assess the environmental impact a quarry has on its environment.
Mining assistant: Mining assisstants perform routine duties in mining and quarrying operations. They assist the miners with maintaining equipment, with laying pipes, cables and tunnels, and with removing wast.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022