What does a Quarry Engineer do?
Quarrying involves the safe extraction of minerals such
as limestone, sandstone, slate or gravel. Most quarrying
involves the use of explosives and heavy machinery.
Quarry engineers are qualified engineers who are
involved in the organisation and planning of quarrying
operations. They may also be involved in related
activities such as road surfacing and the manufacture
and preparation of concrete.
management, negotiating contracts, administration and
other management duties can all be included in the
What's the working environment like working as a Quarry Engineer?
Working hours may vary, and may include evenings and
The working conditions are usually dusty
and often noisy. Quarry engineers will be expected to work
outdoors in all conditions.
What does it take to become a Quarry Engineer?
To be a quarry engineers you should:
ability in physics and mathematics
- have a logical
mind, and be capable of using analytical and
mathematical methods to solve problems and decide on
the safest and most efficient quarrying methods
vigilant and have an awareness of health and safety
- have an interest in the environment
knowledge of machinery, and be capable of
understanding technical drawings and plans
good communication skills are essential
- be physically
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