ILO is a specialized agency of the United Nations
ISCO Franšais | Espa˝ol | FAQs | Contact us 
Home page
Introduction to occupational classifications
Structure, definitions and correspondence tables
Eurostat Discussion Forum
Structure & Definitions
Alphabetical Index
Major, Minor and Unit Groups
Major, Minor and Unit Groups
Web Discussion
Join Web Discussion
Papers and articles

    Mining and metallurgical technicians perform technical tasks connected with metallurgical research to develop improved methods of extracting solid minerals, oil and gas, as well as with the design, construction, operation, maintenance and repair of mines and mine installations, systems for transporting and storing oil and natural gas, and plant for extracting metals from their ores and refining metal.

    Tasks include -

    (a) providing technical assistance connected with research and the development of processes to determine the properties of metal and new alloys, or of improved methods for the extraction of solid minerals, oil and natural gas, and for transporting and storing oil and natural gas, or testing prototypes;

    (b) providing technical assistance in geological and topographical surveys, and in the design and layout of oil, natural gas and mineral ore extraction and transport systems, and processing and refining plant for minerals and metals;

    (c) preparing detailed estimates of quantities and costs of materials and labour required for mineral, oil and natural gas exploration, extraction and transport projects and plant, and for processing and mineral refining plant according to the specifications given;

    (d) providing technical supervision of the construction, installation, operation, maintenance and repair of mineral ore, oil and natural gas exploration, extraction, transport and storage installations and mineral processing plant to ensure satisfactory performance and compliance with specifications and regulations;

    (e) applying technical knowledge of mining, of oil and natural gas extraction, transport and storage, and of metallurgical principles and practices in order to identity and solve problems arising in the course of their work;

    (f) performing related tasks;

    (g) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Technician, engineering/mining

  • Technician, metallurgy/extractive

  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Machine-operator, drilling/mine - 8111

  • Miner - 7111

  • Quarrier - 7111

^ top 

 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.