Alternative names : Mine survey technician
Mine surveyors perform surveying tasks, in particular to delimit excavation zones, pathways, the area of galleries and drill holes, and the placement of cables and construction zones. They use measuring instruments and equipment such as robotic total stations and a GPS locator. They are responsible for compiling and managing various databases. They draft and update development, mining, drilling and blasting plans using data gathered in the field. In an underground mine, they ensure that galleries advance in exact alignment and in the right direction, in full compliance with the original development plans. In an open-pit mine, they can check a shovel's direction of digging to ensure that it matches the mineralization zone exactly.
- The work may be performed in an office environment or on-site.
- The work may be performed in a hostile environment (darkness, dampness, cold, heat, dust, noise or vibrations).
- The work may require fine muscular control for the adjustment of high-precision machine tools.