Who are they and what do they do? The mining surveyor is a professional, who carries out a very wide range of surveying activities in mines (heights, depths, position of coal reserves and other mineral deposits, etc.) or organises others to do so. The results are used in planning mining operations.
What are the activities of the job? He/she keeps necessary documents on these measurement results (incl. mines that have already been closed down). Calculates the volume of coal or other deposits, using survey data, drafts maps of the area or directs others to do so.
Where is it done and under what conditions? Though often office-based, the job is also carried out in mines and/or open pits where there will be dust & dirt. Shift working and work outside normal office hours may be involved.
What tools/equipment do they use? computer & office equipment and dispatcher's control panels as well as electronic survey equipment and instruments, maps, etc.
What do you need to succeed? Basic qualifications for this job include a full college degree, ability to work systematically and technical awareness.