Mining & Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers


Conduct sub-surface surveys to identify the characteristics of potential land or mining development sites. May specify the ground support systems, processes and equipment for safe, economical, and environmentally sound extraction or underground construction activities. May inspect areas for unsafe geological conditions, equipment, and working conditions. May design, implement, and coordinate mine safety programs.
Also called: Mine Engineer, Mining Consultant, Mining Engineer, Project Engineer

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • group things in different ways
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Independence

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • GEO-SLOPE GeoStudio
  • Maptek Vulcan
    Data base user interface and query software
  • GijimaAst Mining Solutions International Mine2-4D
  • Microsoft Access
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Carlson SurvCADD

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    certificate after college
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