Surface Mine Training


Students will go through lectures, classroom desk-top exercises, simulator training and hands-on walk around identification and inspection of equipment before they learn how to operate heavy equipment used in surface mining. Below is a list of activities students will complete:

  • Perform load/haul operations
  • Loading and unloading operations with diesel-powered equipment
  • Learn inspection techniques and requirements
  • Introduction to services and minor repair requirements on heavy equipment
  • Understand, complete, and submit records and reports

After completion of the camp, students will be able to identify mobile equipment and track-type equipment and uses typically found in a surface mine. Through the course, the students will discuss preventative maintenance and service work and troubleshooting, and the repair of a wide variety of maintenance equipment and vehicles, hydraulic hoses, and electrical control systems.