Instrumentation and control technician
Alternative names : Mine planning engineer, Mine ventilation engineer, Ground control engineer, etc.
Instrumentation and control technicians perform various technical and manual tasks in open-pit or underground mines in connection with the installation, repair, maintenance and programming of various types of electronic, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, analog and digital equipment. To ensure the proper operation of the main measuring instruments, they inspect them regularly. They perform adjustments, calibration and troubleshooting on various electrical and electronic devices in the industrial equipment used to extract, transport and process ore, such as hoists, conveyors and concentrators, and apply preventive maintenance techniques to the equipment. Currently, since many devices are automated, instrumentation and control technicians are responsible for programming electrical and electronic equipment.
- The work may require fine muscular control for the adjustment of high-precision machine tools.
- The work space is sometimes hard to access or restricted.
- Some activities require a high level of attention and concentration.