dispatcher (mines and quarries)

dispatcher (mines and quarries)

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dispatcher (mines and quarries):

Who are they and what do they do? The dispatcher in mining operations coordinates the movement of haulage trains in mines and quarries, and hence the movement of coal, ore, people, and supplies.

What are the activities of the job? Monitors and evaluates all the movements of trains hauling ore, coal, refuse, miners, or supplies, the intervals between trains, how long they are and the direction they travel, and issues orders regarding desirable changes. Ensures safety measures and organises action in case of emergencies.

Where is it done and under what conditions? Work is carried out on the premises of underground mines and open pit mines, an environment which involves dust and noise, as well as shift work.

What tools/equipment do they use? A control desk, computers and audio-visual equipment, including telephones, track signals and so on.

What do you need to succeed? You need to have completed high school, have the ability to organise, to concentrate, and to respond promptly.


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