Atlas of new professions studied mining and metallurgical complex of Kazakhstan at all stages: from geological exploration, mining, enrichment, production of primary products of ferrous and nonferrous metallurgy. Issues of environmental protection, processing of grip and sludge were also considered. To create an atlas of new professions in the mining and metallurgical industry, 4 in-depth interviews were conducted, questionnaires on forecasts of the future of the industry with 131 industry experts, as well as 40 experts took part in foresight sessions. As a result, 47 new professions were developed, 20 transforming and 31 disappearing professions were defined.

Created based on industry experts' foresight

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Industry forecasts
expert advice
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foresight sessions

Atlas of professions of mining and metallurgical complex:

47
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professions
31
Disappearing
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1. NEW APPROACHES TO MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

First of all, it is necessary to pay attention to the fact that the strongest transformations of MMC take place in the sphere of equipment maintenance. Enterprises strive to minimize equipment breakdowns and downtime. That is why, for success in the future, enterprises are implementing predictive analytics, as well as methods of lean organization of repair and maintenance work. In this area, there is the most demand for new professions that are already in demand today, and in the next 5 years they will be increasingly in short supply. Approaches to managing the economics of full cycle equipment are also being introduced.

If you want to be at the origin of the Deep MODERNISATION of Mining and Metallurgical Equipment of Kazakhstan, one of the following professions will suit you:

2. DIGITAL INNOVATION AND REMOTE MANAGEMENT

Secondly, it should be noted that companies are actively implementing digital solutions: the transition to remote management, the use of drones, as well as work on the collection of large data and their processing. This will lead to the fact that the workers will perform fewer and fewer physical operations, some areas will be fully automated.
The work of miners and metallurgists for over a hundred years has been considered one of the most difficult and dangerous. The miners worked underground, constantly risking their lives: methane explosions, rock falls, and sudden floods took the lives of dozens of miners. Now, fewer and fewer people will be in the danger zone. Labor in conditions of high temperatures, dampness, risk of accidents is a thing of the past. Sensors installed in the mines and production halls will be the eyes of the workers, and the engineers will be assisted by data processing and machine training specialists to make decisions. The solutions will be of higher quality, and the efficiency of the miners' and metallurgists' work will be higher. Robots and machines will be working in heavy and dangerous areas, which operators will manage from a safe office.

You can realize your potential by solving the tasks of OPTIMIZATION OF MANUFACTURERS by choosing one of the IT-SPHERE occupations:

In 5-7 years Dy will be able to work in one of the professions of the main production of GORNOMETAL METALURGICAL COMPLEX, without fear for their safety:

3. RECYCLING AND ECOLOGY

The mining and metallurgical complex will become an attractive area for specialists wishing to realize themselves in the field of environmental protection and preservation of natural resources. The specialists of the future will have to solve many tasks to reduce the harmful impact of mining and metal smelting. The ideal picture of the metallurgical plant of the future is a plant that is so clean that the staff can wear white robes.
Waste containing precious metals, useful materials and capable of becoming a raw material for the production of useful products has been accumulated during the decades of operation of the mining and metallurgical complex. This direction only appears and the companies take the first steps in this direction. However, in the nearest future this sphere will become one of the most important for MMC. Large enterprises may become real research centers, developing and accumulating technologies for processing, waste disposal and reduction of hazardous emissions. Quarries, waste heaps, abandoned production facilities of closed mines and workshops will cease to be post-apocalyptic decorations. They will turn into industrial tourism, recreation and storage facilities, become film sets and perform a lot of other useful functions.

4. NEXT GENERATION CHALLENGES

Work at the enterprises of the mining and metallurgical complex will not only be safe, but also adapted to the needs of representatives of generations X, U, millenniums. Companies will have to actively create internal social networks at the enterprises, introduce elements of gamification in building individual career plans of employees. The concept of designing of monocities will also change. Conditions will be created for self-realization of miners and metallurgists, their families. Comfortable public spaces, cultural events and leisure facilities are an integral part of the cities.

The largest enterprises of the industry will become a place of work for specialists involved in creating COMFORT PUBLIC LIFE SERVICES of people:

New professions – these are professions that will appear in the near future. They are created to solve new problems that appear in connection with the introduction of new technical solutions, equipment, digital platforms, as well as the transformation of society and the economy.
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Analyst-technologist
Year of appearance: 2020

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Blockchain network administrator
Year of appearance: 2025

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Composite Materials Designer
Year of appearance: 2030

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Constructor of a profile of use and replacement of waste and secondary resources
Year of appearance: 2030

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Designer of individual training programs
Year of appearance: 2022

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Designer-constructor for refabrication of spaces and territories
Year of appearance: 2021

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Developer of personal protective equipment in harsh working conditions
Year of appearance: 2024

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Digital technologist
Year of appearance: 2025

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Dynamic warehouse manager
Year of appearance: 2025

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End-to-end logistics flow manager
Year of appearance: 2025

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Equipment Lifecycle Management Specialist
Year of appearance: 2025

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Equipment repair and modernization supervisor
Year of appearance: 2025

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Equipment Upgrade Engineer
Year of appearance: 2030

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Gentle metallurgy specialist
Year of appearance: 2035

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Human Capital Development Engineer
Year of appearance: 2022

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Industrial / premises designer
Year of appearance: 2025

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Industrial City Designer
Year of appearance: 2030

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Industrial Learning Gamifier
Year of appearance: 2025

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Integrated Pricing Specialist
Year of appearance: 2025

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Kinesiologist of industrial professions
Year of appearance: 2024

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Logistics Flow Optimization Manager
Year of appearance: 2025

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Machine learning specialist
Year of appearance: 2025

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Monitoring Drones Operator
Year of appearance: 2023

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Operator of unmanned aerial vehicles for process control and geological exploration
Year of appearance: 2025

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Predictive Equipment Diagnostics Engineer
Year of appearance: 2030

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Production process synchronization manager / planner / spotter
Year of appearance: 2030

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Recycling Technologist
Year of appearance: 2025

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Reliability Engineer
Year of appearance: 2025

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Remote operator-technologist
Year of appearance: 2040

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Remote Specialties Developer
Year of appearance: 2021

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Repair Compatibility Engineer / Hardware System Upgrader
Year of appearance: 2030

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Robotic Mining Operator
Year of appearance: 2028

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Smart systems developer for the mining and metallurgical industries
Year of appearance: 2023-2025

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Specialist in 3D modeling workflows
Year of appearance: 2021

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Unmanned vehicle operator
Year of appearance: 2030

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Transforming Professions – this is a large part of the professions that is currently in demand in the industries, but in this case, specialists will need to master new skills in 5-10 years that will be required to work with new technology, overcome new risks and use new opportunities in the industry. The name of the profession may not change, but the level of requirements within the profession is changing. It will be useful to study this class of professions for those who already have an education and plan to improve their qualifications. He will be able to understand in which direction he should develop his competencies.
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Blaster⇒Blasting Operator
Transformation year: 2030

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Design Engineer⇒3D Modeling Engineer
Transformation year: 2030

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Electrical fitter, APCS engineer, IT engineer ⇒ APCS IT engineer
Transformation year: 2030

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Gas electric welder⇒Operator of welding machines
Transformation year: 2025

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Geologist⇒Geologist 2.0
Transformation year: 2030

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Instrumentation locksmith⇒ Сomplex service technician of instrumentation
Transformation year: 2035

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Locksmith⇒Modular repair locksmith (assembler)
Transformation year: 2025

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Logist⇒Logist of industrial flows
Transformation year: 2025

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Materials Engineer⇒Composite
Transformation year: 2035

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Mine surveyor⇒Mark surveyor 2.0
Transformation year: 2030

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Miner⇒Technique Operator
Transformation year: 2035

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Mining Master⇒Shift Operator
Transformation year: 2035

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Open-cast mining foreman (lame ores) ⇒ Underground mining foreman
Transformation year: 2030

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Operator ⇒Operator / Remote Operator
Transformation year: 2025

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Receiver in the warehouse⇒Logistics scanner operator
Transformation year: 2025-2027

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RMU machine operators ⇒CNC operator
Transformation year: 2020

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Slag Processing Engineer⇒Concentrator 2.0
Transformation year: 2025

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Storekeeper⇒Packer operator
Transformation year: 2025

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Tunnel operator⇒ Roadheader control operator
Transformation year: 2030

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Warehouse worker (loader) ⇒Operator for the management of receiving and unloading operations
Transformation year: 2030

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Professions that become unnecessary in the future are called endangered professions . Two main reasons for the disappearance of professions: 1) automation - in the context of the development of digital technologies: both manual professions and some simple mental professions are reduced - they will be automated. 2) the loss of the need for results or services of labor also leads to the fact that the profession is gradually disappearing.
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Compressor operator
Year of disappearance: 2030

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Construction Supervision Engineer
Year of disappearance: 2025

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Controller Technologist
Year of disappearance: 2030

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Conveyor operator
Year of disappearance: 2030

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Conveyor Operator
Year of disappearance: 2030

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Dial plan controller
Year of disappearance: 2030

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Dump truck driver
Year of disappearance: 2030

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Electric locomotive driver
Year of disappearance: 2030

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Hoisting equipment operator
Year of disappearance: 2030

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Inspectors, visual information collectors
Year of disappearance: 2025

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Miner at mine surveying works
Year of disappearance: 2030

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Pumping station operator
Year of disappearance: 2030

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Quality control inspector
Year of disappearance: 2030

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Scraper Winch Operator
Year of disappearance: 2030

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Turner, locksmith
Year of disappearance: 2030

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