Alternative names : Electromechanic
Electrical mechanics work in various sectors of the mine where electrical, electronic and automated devices and equipment are installed, including pumps, ventilation, heating and cooling systems, automatic doors, gantries and hoists. They can also repair and maintain mobile equipment such as drills and power shovels. They maintain, repair and inspect devices and equipment, as well as electrical cables and circuits that could be defective and cause work stoppages or a risk to employee health and safety. They are responsible for taking electrical measurements, for example concerning ventilator speeds in underground galleries, and making the necessary calibrations. They may also determine the origin of a malfunction in a mine's power plant, such as a thermal, electric or gas-powered power plant.
- The work may require fine muscular control for the adjustment of high-precision machine tools.
- The work may be performed in difficult physical or environmental conditions (dust, noise, heat or cold).
- The work involves handling parts, tools and equipment of various weights.