Supervisors in mining and quarrying 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.

Example titles

  • Fill foreman/woman – underground mining
  • Mine captain
  • Mine foreman/woman
  • Mine supervisor
  • Quarry supervisor
  • Surface mine supervisor
  • Track boss – underground mining
  • Underground mine foreman/woman

Main duties

This group performs 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 operations
  • 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.

Additional information

  • There is mobility between employers, especially for supervisors with post-secondary diplomas or degrees.
  • Mobility between surface mining, underground mining, coal or metal mining sectors may be limited by differences in production technologies and licensing requirements.

Exclusions

  • Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction (7372)
  • Heavy equipment operators (except crane) (7521)
  • Mine labourers (8614)
  • Mine managers (in 0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing)
  • Underground mine service and support workers (8411)
  • Underground production and development miners (8231) Follow me

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