This occupation is discovered within the hazardous Mineral Merchandise Business which incorporates quarrying and deep mining. The business instantly employs 78,000 folks within the UK and provides industries with a mixed turnover of £495bn. The Mineral Merchandise Business is a crucial enabling sector of the UK financial system and is the most important factor of the development provide chain, offering the uncooked supplies to help main infrastructure and constructing tasks.

The broad objective of the occupation is to make sure that adequate supplies and merchandise can be found to fulfill buyer necessities while making certain all well being, security, environmental and high quality necessities/laws are complied with. That is carried out by supervising and coordinating operations in a protected method while sustaining manufacturing to fulfill buyer wants in addition to optimising manufacturing and sustaining services to a excessive customary.

Of their day by day work an worker on this occupation interacts with colleagues inside and out of doors their organisation throughout all departments, together with managers in any respect ranges, contract labour, clients and members of the general public. Usually this features a stability between workplace and out of doors work observing and finishing up operational duties.

• optimising the effectiveness of their staff by actively collaborating in day by day/weekly briefings, value determinations and opinions;
• working with all members of the administration staff to repeatedly increase the Well being, Security and Environmental requirements of the corporate;
• making certain all contractors who perform work on-site are inducted, monitored and supervised to make sure protected working practices are adhered to;
• making certain that every one plant and gear is maintained to a excessive customary and all manufacturing programs and merchandise adjust to all present high quality requirements;
• making certain all firm and regulatory inspections and stories and accomplished;
• liaising with the gross sales staff and clients to make sure the positioning delivers the very best customary in customer support.

An worker on this occupation can be answerable for the protected operation of the positioning and maximising productiveness.

Mineral Product Technicians are employed throughout a number of mineral extractive industries. These industries embrace quarrying, concrete manufacturing, cement manufacture, cementitious merchandise, asphalt manufacturing, ashphalt laying and clay manufacture. They require an in depth technical understanding of the a part of the mineral extractive business by which they work. These key specialist areas are aligned to the titles of the apprenticeship choices as follows:

• Mineral Extraction
• Concrete (Readymix and Precast/Prestressed)
• Cement and cementitious merchandise
• Asphalt & Pavements
• Clays (Heavy and White)



Assistant supplies supervisor


Slicing shed foreman


Extraction supervisor


Operations supervisor


Prestressed operations supervisor


Quarry supervisor

KSBs

Information


K1: Related Well being, Security Environmental Laws related to their office.
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K2: The well being and security hazards, main hazards, environmental points and dangers related to the operation.
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K3: Main hazards related with the operational web site.
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K4: Emergency response, course of and procedures.
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K5: The ideas, theories and practicalities underpinning the protected, environment friendly operation of the manufacturing web site
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K6: The efficiency and competency necessities for all operational roles on web site together with contractors and sub-contractors.”
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K7: Downside fixing instruments and strategies.
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K8: An understanding of dynamic work Technique Statements and Threat Assessments.
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K9: Perceive the impact of manufacturing processes on the availability chain.
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K10: Perceive the affect of manufacturing processes on sustainability
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K11: Basis geo-sciences, comparable to understanding the geology and chemistry of the supplies and its software related to the mineral merchandise sector.
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K12: The rules of operation of cellular and static plant gear to supply and course of a constant product to buyer and BS EN specs minimising any waste.
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K13: The rules of predictive and preventative upkeep of all mineral merchandise gear.
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K14: Information of related high quality programs (comparable to ISO requirements)
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K15: An understanding of typical buyer necessities and constraints
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K16: Learn how to set up web site prices together with price profit evaluation
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K17: Communication strategies, together with report writing and strategies of creating written and oral shows.
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K18: The significance of speaking related info with the operational staff, clients and all stakeholders.
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K19: The significance of liaison with native communities, official our bodies and different stakeholders related to web site operations and any impacts they could have.
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K20: The minerals extraction processing operations that maximises using the assets, maximises merchandise from uncooked supplies, ensures availability of assets and restore spent or labored areas.
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K21: The social and financial points related to the exploration, exploitation and improvement of a mineral extraction web site.
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K22: Completely different strategies of profitable and extracting uncooked materials.
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K23: Strategies employed to load extracted minerals and viable choices to move extracted minerals and its purposes throughout the business, together with feeding, crushing, screening, washing, separation, classification and beneficiation strategies.
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K24: Sustainable improvement, reclamation of mineral workings, minerals planning, managing waste and an understanding of environmental legislation and laws and its implication for the minerals extractive business.
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K25: The necessities of blasting in a protected and environmentally acutely aware method, with out danger of inflicting damage or injury while optimising total working prices.
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K26: An understanding of chemical and bodily properties of aggregates – their specs so as to produce aggregates which might be match for objective and the complete vary of finish makes use of comparable to concrete, asphalt or rail ballast.
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K27: An in depth understanding of how one can pattern and take a look at the aggregates, together with typical customary deviations and implications of research of the ultimate merchandise in use this contains adjusting operations to realize the required high quality ranges.
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K28: Perceive the upkeep processes required to maximise availability and price base on the vary of cellular and static plant together with modes of failure, first line upkeep and particular upkeep actions.
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K29: Perceive the rules required and constraints round each new web site planning necessities and planning permissions extensions.
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K30: Deep understanding of the Quarry Rules 1999.
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K31: An understanding of recent and hardened concrete, its constituents, specs, combine design and its properties, so as to produce concrete that’s match for objective and sturdy.
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K32: An understanding of how one can pattern and take a look at the tip product in a recent and hardened state.
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K33: Sustainable use of concrete in sturdy buildings and its environmental affect.
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K34: Acceptable use of assets, admixtures, components for constituent supplies, and power consumption.
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K35: Cementitious supplies together with cement changing supplies; pure and recycled aggregates; admixtures; properties of recent, hardening and hardened concrete for sturdy buildings; requirements, specs and conformity management; manufacturing and putting.
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K36: Properties of concretes and cementitious mortars used for specialist finish makes use of – together with self-compacting, precast and fibre strengthened concrete; and mortars for masonry, render and screed.
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K37: Concrete in building and a deep understanding of strengthened and pre-stressed concrete, together with its use in concrete slabs, flooring and exterior paving.
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K38: The actual traits of recent concrete required for specialist finish makes use of comparable to pumped, sprayed, foamed and underwater concrete are additionally studied. Consists of an understanding of the affect of formwork on the floor end of hardened concrete.
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K39: The components that affect the long run sturdiness of concrete utilized in buildings, together with the position of cracks. Compaction of positioned product and impacts of the environmental circumstances throughout placement
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K40: Strategies used to research and analyse the causes and extent of decay in a concrete construction and how one can restore and defend strengthened and pre-stressed concrete buildings.
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K41: The significance and varied strategies for curing concrete.
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K42: The sequence of actions required to supply cement, together with how the uncooked supplies are sourced and blended; the chemical processes within the cement kiln; and the processing and mixing of clinker to present the vary of cements required by clients.
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K43: The advanced vary of actions and processes which might be utilized in relation to the extracted uncooked supplies and different elements required to arrange the dry or semi-dry materials referred to as ‘kiln feed.
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K44: The balanced and environment friendly use of various fuels (together with waste fuels) and their contribution to the financial and sustainable operation of a Portland cement kiln.
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K45: Clinker processing – the processes that grind and mix the output from the cement kiln right into a cement that may be offered to the shopper in bulk or in packaging.
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K46: The protected processes and procedures for web site shutdown in each routine and emergency conditions.
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K47: Efficient environmental administration consistent with the Half A course of on the clinker manufacturing facility and likewise native permits at related depots, together with monitoring and reporting of CO2 and enhancements in emissions (comparable to fugitive or respirable mud and gaseous emissions).
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K48: High quality management and finish use of cement and cementitious merchandise, together with the proper use, upkeep and calibration of apparatus, together with XRF, chemical and bodily testing gear.
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K49: Perceive the tip use of the cement, cementitious merchandise and the properties which can affect on the ultimate product, this covers standard and particular concretes comparable to self-compacting concrete.
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K50: Appropriate dosing services and testing for Chromium(Cr)6+ in cement, reporting shelf life and testing required to substantiate the suitability to be used. Perceive the well being implications of Cr6+ in ultimate product and COSHH of the chemical substances used to scale back Cr6+
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K51: The expertise, requirements, specs and different necessities that apply to bituminous merchandise and asphalt mixtures.
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K52: The expertise and rules of designing bituminous mixtures together with Recycled Asphalt Product (RAP), and of the particular processes and data required to supply, transport and place the merchandise.
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K53: Strategies used to handle asphalt product high quality in order to fulfill the wants of the shopper and finish use.
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K54: Compaction of positioned product and impacts of the environmental circumstances throughout placement.
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K55: Pavement merchandise and the way they work to guard the underlying substrates and the basic rules of pavement design.
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K56: Pavement designed for lifespan and site visitors predictions, design of remedies to take care of the construction.
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K57: The ‘Asset Administration’ strategy to sustaining highways, and prioritisation of upkeep remedies.
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K58: Basic properties of asphalt mixtures and their perform in highway pavements. The manufacturing of bitumen and particular binders, comparable to emulsions and polymer modified binders.
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K59: The basic necessities of an asphalt combine, sturdiness, resistance to cracking and resistance to deformation.
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K60: The key specialist remedies for the floor of roads, and their reinforcement.
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K61: Sustainability by means of recycling and consideration of ‘alternate options aggregates’.
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K62: The strategies used to establish potential sources of clay and their potential use in a variety of clay merchandise.
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K63: The environmental and geological components that may have an effect on the event of a clay extraction web site.
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K64: The strategies and strategies used to research and consider a possible supply of clay, together with web site survey and web site investigation strategies.
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K65: Profitable & Preparation – strategies and strategies used to extract, stockpile and course of clay in order that it may be used for the manufacturing of clay merchandise.
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K66: The problems and constraints related to crushing and dimension discount of clay lumps and particles.
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K67: Processes used to arrange clay in order that it may be used to supply clay merchandise in a protected means that additionally respects the atmosphere.
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K68: Forming – how the moulded clay can affect the size and form of the completed clay product.
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K69: How floor remedies can be utilized to create specific floor traits and properties within the completed clay product and the way floor finishes can be utilized to supply resistance to specified floor circumstances and end-use environments.
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K70: Strategies used to dry after which fireplace clay merchandise. The drying and firing processes that produce various kinds of clay merchandise and the affect of drying and firing strategies on their traits.
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Abilities


S1: Work competently, safely and handle dangers in accordance with HSE laws.
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S2: Apply their data of well being and security hazards, main hazards, environmental points and dangers related to the operation so as to practice others to conduct full danger assessments, license to function procedures and be capable of absolutely examine and consider well being, security and environmental accidents and incidents, report findings and implement enhancements.
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S3: Use their data of emergency response processes and procedures to take care of emergency conditions and be certain that in these circumstances the positioning is evacuated, secured and made protected as swiftly as potential.
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S4: Suggest and help enhancements to environmental, well being and security tradition, procedures, course of and programs throughout the operation.
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S5: Receive, consider and use info from the groups throughout the positioning to take essential operational choices. This might embrace info on a variety of issues such because the merchandise, the gear and the staffing ranges.
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S6: Utilise communications expertise for performing and supporting the enterprise processes together with, communications, work co-ordination, process evaluation and drawback fixing.
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S7: Be certain that operational programs are adhered to by all workers in accordance with high quality management plans and procedures.
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S8: Use acceptable Private Protecting Gear so as to meet employers and regulatory well being and security necessities.
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S9: Apply root trigger evaluation
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S10: Use the rules of predictive and preventative upkeep of all mineral merchandise gear so as to minimise downtime and prices.
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S11: Develop & write technical stories that meet enterprise necessities together with the optimisation and steady enchancment of processes and companies
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S12: Maximise using the assets, maximise merchandise from uncooked supplies, making certain sustainability of assets.
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S13: Present technical data switch to colleagues and steady enhancements consistent with enterprise necessities.
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S14: Optimise processes & merchandise re: price and efficiency consistent with funds necessities.
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S15: Talk all related info with the operational staff, clients and all stakeholders by e-mail, handheld radio, cellphone and nose to nose to maintain them updated with web site manufacturing points, making certain info is handed clearly and promptly.
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S16: Plan and implement plans for work actions and tasks.
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S17: Monitoring developments, decoding outcomes and making changes in manufacturing.
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S18: Use data of the native communities, official our bodies and different stakeholders related to Mineral Merchandise and their pursuits within the business to liaise and interact with them to make sure constructive working relationships are established, minimising disputes.
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S19: Guarantee protected and efficient utilisations of mineral extraction gear and assets by following customary working procedures and/or web site guidelines.
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S20: Maximise operational and useful resource effectivity in a mineral extraction atmosphere, in accordance with the quarry/mine plan.
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S21: Plans processes to win and extract mineral in a protected, environment friendly and environmentally delicate method making use of blasting, digging or reducing strategies.
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S22: Plan to make use of, choose and utilise face loading machines, dumptrucks, conveyor programs, processing and benefication gear by planning materials stream and matching gear.
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S23: Use and apply the the quarry/mine plan to evaluate environmental affect, planning constraints, web site restoration and the broader sustainability agenda.
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S24: Obtain and confirm product high quality meets each European Requirements and buyer specs and optimizes the manufacturing course of to realize these in a value efficient method and while sustaining finish use purposes.
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S25: Ensures all take a look at gear is maintained, used appropriately and calibrated, retains acceptable information. Interprets all take a look at outcomes for accuracy, retesting as required, and taking acceptable actions and communications if outcomes fall exterior of specs.
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S26: Conduct the complete vary of legislative and procedural inspections required within the quarry, processing plant and related places, document, doc findings and take acceptable motion. For inspections performed by specialist third events – can interpret, prioritize and motion the suggestions.
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S27: Planning work actions and manufacturing schedule with buyer necessities.”
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S28: Sampling and testing of concrete merchandise to the related European requirements.
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S29: Monitoring developments, decoding outcomes and making changes in concrete combine designs.
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S30: Administration of product constituents to incorporate secondary, various and recycled supplies.
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S31: Demonstration of the choice and acceptable use of reinforcement supplies in concrete purposes.
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S32: Planning the choice and utilisation of recent concrete supply programs by planning materials stream and matching gear.
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S33: In a position to apply completely different concrete batching strategies within the manufacture of concrete merchandise.
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S34: Endeavor of evaluation, inspection and improvement of appropriate restore methods for current concrete buildings.
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S35: Planning work actions and manufacturing schedule with buyer and development necessities.
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S36: Managing dangers particular to excessive power and price manufacturing processes.
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S37: Sampling, testing and reporting of Cement, Lime and Cementitious merchandise to the related European requirements.
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S38: Sampling, testing and reporting of incoming and middleman supplies supporting the changes within the cement manufacturing course of.
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S39: Administration of product constituents to incorporate secondary, various and recycled supplies.
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S40: Planning the choice and utilisation of milling, grinding and mixing gear by planning course of stream and matching gear
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S41: Show an understanding of the choice and use of various gasoline sorts so as to maximise thermal efficiencies and minimise environmental impacts.
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S42: Planning the choice and utilisation of Cement, Lime and Cementitious Merchandise supply programs.
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S43: Planning work actions, manufacturing schedules, transport and supply consistent with buyer necessities.
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S44: Sampling supply supplies, bitumens and asphalt merchandise.
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S45: Defining completely different asphalt manufacturing processes and ancillary gear to maximise manufacturing. Inspecting and optimising asphalt manufacturing plant and gear.
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S46: Inspecting and optimising laying and compaction plant and gear.
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S47: Managing dangers to well being and security and the atmosphere related to the manufacturing, transport and laying of asphalt mixtures.
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S48: Utility and on going administration of property each by way of manufacturing and laying gear and in pavements, foundations, drainage, skid resistance, embankments, bridges and avenue furnishings.
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S49: Utility of pavement design based on design speciications.
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S50: Figuring out pavement failure modes and subsequent remedial choices.
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S51: Utility of specialist highway floor remedies and sustainable recycled aggregates and recycling processes.
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S52: Apply understanding of the character and formation processes of clay deposits to the manufacture of heavy clay building merchandise to make sure product high quality.
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S53: Maximise operational and useful resource effectivity by utilizing and understanding the quarry/clay pit plan in and minimising environmental impacts.
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S54: Supervision of strategies of extraction, transportation and stockpiling of clay uncooked supplies to business requirements.
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S55: Efficient administration of uncooked materials processing in relation to the manufacturing operation.
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S56: Recognise the affect of uncooked materials properties within the collection of the suitable clay forming gear and drying processes.
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S57: Acceptable choice and use of various floor texturing and colouring processes.
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S58: Planning and management of the suitable drying and firing cycles for the manufacturing course of.
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S59: Sampling, testing and reporting of middleman and ultimate clay merchandise supporting the changes within the course of.
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Behaviours


B1: A powerful private dedication to well being, psychological wellbeing, security and the atmosphere.
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B2: Leads from the entrance setting a excessive instance to all workers.
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B3: Works throughout the firm insurance policies, procedures and laws always.
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B4: Stays calm, composed and maintains accuracy of element underneath stress.
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B5: Takes accountability for personal behaviours, actions and requirements of labor.
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B6: Identifies enhancements that may very well be made and contributes to implementing new procedures or methods of protected and efficient working.
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B7: Takes accountability for on-going steady skilled improvement
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B8: Ensures a buyer targeted strategy and is an advocate for the enterprise.
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B9: Promotes a collaborative staff ethic in addition to a supportive and constructive tradition.
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B10: Encourages innovation and helps options and suggestions.
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B11: Demonstrates a dedication to equality and variety and manages/challenges others to fulfill the necessities of equity at work.
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B12: Maintains knowledgeable, courteous, well mannered and pleasant strategy always.
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B13: Determine personal improvement wants and takes motion to fulfill these wants.
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