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Supervisors, Mining and Quarrying (NOC# 8221)

Sunday, July 5, 2009


Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate activities of workers engaged in underground and surface mining operations and quarries. They are employed by coal, metal and non-metallic mineral mines and quarries.

Supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

* Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who extract coal, minerals and ore; operate underground conveyances; and perform other services in support of underground mining, or of heavy equipment operators, drillers, blasters and other workers in surface mining and quarrying

* Establish methods to meet work schedules and confer with managerial and technical personnel, other departments and contractors to resolve problems and co-ordinate activities

* Oversee the safety of the mining or quarrying operation

* Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity

* Requisition materials and supplies

* Train workers in job duties, safety procedures and company policies

* Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions

* Prepare production and other reports.

Employment requirements

* Completion of secondary school is required.

* Completion of a college or university program in mining technology or engineering may be required for some positions in this group.

* Several years of experience in the occupations supervised are usually required.

* Provincial certification as an underground mine supervisor, shift boss, or coal mining supervisor may be required.

Example Titles

* blasters foreman/woman – mining and quarrying
* blasters foreman/woman – quarrying
* blasters foreman/woman – surface mining
* boss, layers track – underground mining
* boss, level – underground mining
* boss, sand fill – underground mining
* boss, shift – mining and quarrying
* boss, track
* boss, yard – mining and quarrying
* coal mine foreman/woman
* construction supervisor – underground mining and quarrying
* diamond drilling foreman/woman
* drill fitter boss – mining
* drill fitter foreman/woman – mining
* drilling foreman/woman – mining and quarrying
* dynamiters foreman/woman – quarrying
* face boss – underground mining
* fill foreman/woman – underground mining
* fire boss mining
* foreman/woman, blasters – quarrying
* foreman/woman, blasters – surface mining
* foreman/woman, blasting – mining and quarrying
* foreman/woman, coal mine
* foreman/woman, diamond drilling
* foreman/woman, drilling – mining and quarrying
* foreman/woman, fill – underground mining
* foreman/woman, mine
* foreman/woman, motormen/women and dinkeymen/women (except rail transport)
* foreman/woman, production – mining and quarrying
* foreman/woman, quarry
* foreman/woman, shift – mining and quarrying
* foreman/woman, shot – mining and quarrying
* foreman/woman, stope – mining
* foreman/woman, surface mine
* foreman/woman, underground mine
* general foreman/woman – mining
* junior foreman/woman – mining
* leader, shift – mining and quarrying
* level boss – underground mining
* mine captain
* mine foreman/woman
* mine supervisor
* motormen/women and dinkeymen/women foreman/woman (except rail transport)
* open pit mine supervisor
* production foreman/woman – mining and quarrying
* quarry foreman/woman
* quarry supervisor
* relieving surface foreman/woman – mining
* salvage foreman/woman – mining
* sand fill boss – underground mining
* senior foreman/woman – mining
* shift boss – mining and quarrying
* shift foreman/woman – mining and quarrying
* shift leader – mining and quarrying
* shot foreman/woman – mining and quarrying
* stope foreman/woman – mining
* supervisor, construction – underground mining and quarrying
* supervisor, mine
* supervisor, open pit mine
* supervisor, quarry
* supervisor, surface mine
* supervisor, yard – mining and quarrying
* supply boss – mining
* supply foreman/woman – mining
* surface foreman/woman – mining
* surface mine foreman/woman
* surface mine supervisor
* track boss
* track boss – underground mining
* underground mine foreman/woman
* yard boss – mining and quarrying
* yard supervisor – mining and quarrying

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