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167 Scarce Skills in the Mining Sector

Scarce skills identified by the Mining Qualifications Authority

If Science, maths and technical stuff interests you, whether it’s for your own career development or if it’s skills you wish to share with students – understanding what the scarce skills are in the job market is an advantage. Knowledge of scarce skills helps you to identify viable and feasible career paths and business development opportunities.

How to use Scarce Skills information

  • Study in a field where there are many scarce skills and ensure that you possess plenty of these skills to strengthen your chances of employment
  • If you are looking for a new job or career opportunity, see if you can meet any of the scarce skills in the sector you’re interested in.
  • If you find yourself in a position to apply for any of these jobs, be sure to list other scarce skills you may have in your cover letter.
  • If you’re a training organisation working within the mining sector, check that you are able to meet the development needs of scarce skill areas. Align your learning programs with scarce skill needs.
  • Scarce skills offer both employment and business expansion opportunities.

If you are an organisation or an individual who wants to become accredited with the MQA in order to contribute towards skills development, read about the accreditation workshops hosted in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Potential learners and training organisations should take a look at the Mining Qualifications Authority training commitments for 2016.

List of 167 Scarce Skills in the Mining Sector

There are many unusual careers listed here, such as a ship’s officer. Note that certain career opportunities depend upon where you are located. If you want to work with ships but live in the North West – you’ll need to relocate before anyone will take you seriously. Unless of course you start a YouTube channel and raise awareness about your dream. Ok, that’s just an idea, you know what I’m trying to say here

  Occupation Code Occupation
1. 235205 Abet Trainer
2. 241101 Accountant (General)
3. 241106 Accountant in Practice
4. 242209 Accounting Officer
5. 134906 Accounting Practice Manager
6. 431101 Accounts Clerk
7. 411101 Administrative Assistant
8. 642701 Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic
9. 211301 Analytical Chemist / Chemist
10. 242403 Assessor
11. 671208 Auto Electrician / Automotive Electrician
12. 653101 Auto Engineer / Mechanic
13. 684202 Blaster / Mining / Quarrying Blaster
14. 651302 Boilermaker / Boilermaker-welder / Plater-boilermaker
15. 734203 Bulldozer Operator
16. 121901 Business Operations Manager
17. 242101 Business Support Project Manager
18. 121202 Business Training Manager / Human Resources Development Manager / Technical Training Manager
19. 711404 Cement Kiln Operator
20. 711202 Chain Manufacturing Operator (Jewellery Manufacturing)
21. 214501 Chemical Engineer
22. 311101 Chemical Laboratory Technician / Analyst
23. 132202 Chief Geologist (Mining) / Chief Mine Planner / Chief Surveyor (Mining) / Geology Manager (Mining) / Mine Design and Planning Manage / Mine Design and Planning Manager / Mining Exploration Manager / Planning Manager (Mining) / Resource Geologist / Technical Services Manager (Mining)
24. 226302 Chief Safety Officer Mining / Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHE&Q) Practitioner / Safety Coordinator / Risk and Safety Manager / Radiation Protection Expert / Occupational Hygienist/ Health and Safety Officer / Coordinator / Professional
25. 214201 Civil Engineer/ Geotechnical Engineer / Structural Engineer
26. 214202 Civil Engineering Technologist / Construction Technologist
27. 312301 Clerk of Works
28. 441301 Coding Data Processing Clerk
29. 214601 Colliery Engineer/ Metalliferous Mining Engineer / Mine Ventilation Engineer / Open Cast Mining (including diamonds) Engineer / Surface Mining (including quarrying) Engineer
30. 341201 Community Development Officer / Community Worker
31. 441603 Compensation and Benefits Administrator
32. 121203 Compensation and Benefits Manager / Remuneration and Benefits Manager
33. 132301 Construction Manager / Construction Project Manager
34. 215101 Control Engineer / Electrical Design Engineer / Electrical Engineer (Mines) / Electromechanical Engineer
35. 215102 Control Engineering Technologist / Electrical Engineering Technologist
36. 241102 Cost Accountant
37. 734301 Crane Driver / Crane or Hoist Operator / Onsetter / Winding Engine Driver (Materials)
38. 335101 Customs Officer
39. 311801 Design and Manufacturing Draughtsperson / Draughtsperson / Technical Draughtsperson
40. 214401 Diesel Engineer/ Maintenance Management Engineer / Mechanical Engineer / Mechanical Engineer (Mines)
41. 653306 Diesel Fitter-mechanic / Diesel Mechanic
42. 221101 Doctor
43. 734211 Dragline Operator
44. 711301 Drill Rig Operator / Driller / Drilling Plant Operator
45. 734214 Dump Truck Driver / Operator / Haul Truck Operator
46. 653307 Earthmoving Equipment Mechanic
47. 734201 Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)
48. 311301 Electrical Engineering Technical Officer / Electrical Engineering Technician / Electrical Instrument Technician
49. 642702 Electrical Mechanic
50. 671101 Electrical Wireman / Electrician/ Electrician (Engineering) / Electrician (General) / Winder Electrical Technician
51. 721201 Electromechanical Equipment Assembler
52. 671202 Electromechanician / Millwright / Millwright (Electromechanician)
53. 311401 Electronic Engineering Technician
54. 215202 Electronics Engineering Technologist / Instrumentation Technologist
55. 121201 Employee Relations Manager / Personnel / Human Resource Manager
56. 311303 Energy Efficiency Consultant / Energy Officer
57. 215104 Energy Engineering Technologist / Energy Sustainability Specialist
58. 215103 Energy Services Engineer
59. 311601 Energy Technician
60. 251202 Engineer (Applications / Content / IT / Software / Systems / WAN)
61. 211401 Engineering Geologist / Exploration Geologist / Geologist
62. 132104 Engineering Manager (Mining) / Engineering Manager / Engineering Maintenance Manager
63. 718905 Engineering Production Systems Worker
64. 352201 Engineering Technician (Telecommunications)
65. 325701 Environmental and Occupational Health Inspector
66. 214301 Environmental Engineer
67. 226301 Environmental Health Officer
68. 134901 Environmental Manager
69. 213302 Environmental Officer / Environmental Research Scientist
70. 734204 Excavator Operator / Hydraulic Rock Breaker Operator / Shovel Operator
71. 112101 Executive Director
72. 214603 Extraction Metallurgical Engineer / Metallurgical Engineer / Pyro Metallurgical Engineer
73. 143901 Facilities Manager
74. 132101 Factory Manager
75. 711203 Final Diamond Processing Controller / Rough Evaluator
76. 121101 Finance Manager
77. 241301 Financial Business Analyst
78. 652302 Fitter and Turner
79. 652301 Fitter-machinist / Turner (Metal)
80. 651203 Fitter-welder
81. 734206 Front-end-loader Operator/ Loader Driver /Load-haul-dump (LHD) Operator
82. 311704 Geological Technician / Mineral Resource Technician
83. 211402 Geophysicist / Hydrologist
84. 212103 Geostatistician/ Statistician
85. 661301 Goldsmith
86. 734205 Grader Operator
87. 441601 Human Resources Clerk
88. 653303 Hydraulic Fitter / Machine Fitter (Hydraulics) / Maintenance Fitter / Mechanical Fitter
89. 216502 Hydrographic Surveyor / Mine Surveyor
90. 351201 ICT Systems Analysis Assistant
91. 251101 ICT Systems Analyst
92. 214101 Industrial Engineer / Plant Engineer/ Process Engineer / Production Engineer
93. 262202 Information Management Specialist / Information Services Manager
94. 672105 Instrument Mechanic / Instrument Mechanician / Instrument Mechanician (Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control)
95. 265203 Instrumentalist
96. 215201 Instrumentation Engineer
97. 242202 Intelligence Analyst / Policy Analyst
98. 242211 Internal Auditor
99. 661303 Jewellery Evaluator
100. 134902 Laboratory Manager
101. 731101 Locomotive Driver
102. 711201 Machine Operator (Stone Cutting or Processing)
103. 515301 Maintenance Officer
104. 312202 Maintenance Planner / Maintenance Scheduler
105. 243203 Manager Public Affairs / Relations
106. 311501 Mechanical Engineering Technician / Mechanical Instrument Technician
107. 134201 Medical Manager
108. 651401 Metal Fabricator
109. 214605 Metallurgist
110. 312101 Mine Operations Foreman / Mine Overseer (Planning)/ Mine Overseer (Production)/ Pit Foreman /  Production / Operations Supervisor (Mining) / Quarry Foreman / Shift Foreman / Boss (Mining) / Shift Supervisor (Mining)
111. 311701 Mine Planner / Mine Planning Technician / Mining Technician /  Section Mine Planner
112. 311705 Mine Ventilation Observer / Mine Ventilation Officer
113. 312102 Miner/ Miner (Surface Excavations) / Rockbreaker / Shaft Timberman
114. 313912 Mineral Beneficiation Process Controller
115. 263101 Mineral Economist
116. 211405 Mineralogist
117. 325707 Mines Safety Officer
118. 684101 Mining Diver
119. 711101 Mining Operator / Mining Plant Operator / Roof Bolter (Mining)
120. 733208 Mobile Mining Equipment Operator / Roof bolter Operator / Trackless Mobile Machinery (TMM) Operator
121. 222104 Occupational Health Nurse
122. 242402 Occupational Instructor / Trainer
123. 221211 Occupational Medicine Specialist
124. 134916 Operations Foreman (Non Manufacturing)
125. 132102 Operations Manager (Production) / Plant Manager (Manufacturing) / Plant Superintendent / Production / Operations Manager (Manufacturing)
126. 643101 Painter
127. 132409 Physical Asset Manager
128. 432201 Planning and Liaison Officer / Production Coordinator
129. 653301 Plant Maintenance Mechanic
130. 121301 Policy and Planning Manager
131. 214102 Process Design Technologist
132. 332302 Procurement Administrator / Coordinator / Officer / Purchasing Officer
133. 243103 Product Manager
134. 132201 Production / Operations Manager (Mining) / Mine Manager / Quarry Manager
135. 312201 Production / Operations Supervisor (Manufacturing)
136. 441903 Project Advisor / Leader / Project Controller / Project Planner
137. 121905 Project Director
138. 121908 Quality Manager / Quality Systems Manager
139. 214904 Quantity Surveyor
140. 321101 Radiographer
141. 221209 Radiologist
142. 731201 Railway Shunter
143. 242303 Remuneration and Benefits Specialist
144. 122301 Research and Development Manager
145. 121903 Resources Manager
146. 651501 Rigger / Rigger Ropesman
147. 711302 Rock Drill Operator
148. 132203 Rock Engineering Manager
149. 311706 Rock Engineering Officer / Rock Engineering Technician
150. 121206 Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Manager
151. 122101 Sales and Marketing Manager
152. 122102 Sales Manager
153. 541906 Security Consultant
154. 315101 Ship’s Engineer
155. 315201 Ship’s Master
156. 315202 Ships Mate / Officer
157. 242302 Skills Development Facilitator / Practitioner / Skills Development Strategist
158. 134401 Social Services Manager
159. 432101 Stock Clerk / Officer
160. 311707 Strata Control Officer
161. 132401 Supply and Distribution Manager/ Supply Chain Manager / Supply Lead Manager
162. 252301 Systems Engineer
163. 241103 Tax Practitioner
164. 243301 Technical Sales Consultant / Coordinator / Manager
165. 351302 Technical Support Specialist
166. 242401 Training and Development Practitioner / Training Officer
167. 733201 Truck Driver (General)

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  1. Could you please send me information on Training and Development Practitioner / Training Officer course.

    1. Sorry Neo but we don’t offer training. Read our posts on qualifications and how to find them.

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