Mining Careers, Jobs and Occupations

Mining Careers

Mining companies explore for, develop, mine, quarry, and/or process metallic and/or nonmetallic minerals.

Mining / mineral processing occupations include mine and mineral process plant superintendents, mining engineers, mineral process engineers, prospectors, underground shift bosses, mine inspectors and all positions requiring specialized knowledge of mines and minerals. Also includes geologists, geophysicists, geodesists, geotechnical engineers, geological technicians and GIS personnel.

Mining and geological engineers find, extract and prepare coal, metals and minerals for use by manufacturing industries and utilities. They design open pit and underground mines, often using computers; supervise the construction of mine shafts and tunnels in underground operations; and devise methods for transporting minerals to processing plants.

Mining engineers are responsible for the safe, economical and environmentally sound operation of mines. Some mining engineers work with geologists, mineral process engineers and metallurgical engineers to locate and appraise new ore deposits.

Others mining engineers develop new mining equipment or direct mineral processing operations to separate minerals from the dirt, rock and other materials with which they are mixed.

Mining engineers frequently specialize in the mining of one mineral or metal, such as coal, copper, diamonds or gold.

With increased emphasis on protecting the environment, many mining engineers work to solve problems related to land reclamation and water and air pollution.

Mining safety engineers use their knowledge of mine design and practices to ensure the safety of workers and to comply with safety regulations. They inspect walls and roof surfaces, test air samples, and examine mining equipment for compliance with safety practices.

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Mining Related Resumes


You may search for mining careers or mining engineer occupation right now, but when you find one you must apply immediately for it with your current CV or resume. We recommend that you have your cover letter ready too. So, do not forget about our resume writing, CV writing and cover letter writing advices.

art_tip mining careersBefore you start searching for mining careers you need to prepare your resume or CV and cover letter.

for CVs:

for resumes:

Because CVs and resumes refer mainly to the past time with exception of your present job and employers are interested mostly in the future of they companies, often cover letters are more important or convincing to them then the accompanying resume or CV. So, prepare a cover letter.

If you have a difficulty with your cover letter writing use one of these:

When your mining job application consisting of your job cover letter and resume or CV is completed you are ready to submit them to employers and job recruiters in places where you want to work.

When a potential employer invite you for an interview, you need to prepare yourself to win at the interview and get the job you want.

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In addition, on job search, cover letters, CVs & resumes, job interviews and dress codes pages, you will find very useful tips for many different countries.

Good luck with mining careers!

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