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Supervisors, mining and quarrying

National Occupation Code (NOC): 8221

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.

Job Duties for Supervisors, mining and quarrying

  • 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.

Working Conditions for Supervisors, mining and quarrying

Work is performed in mining facilities, which are inherently dangerous. Safety measures must be followed to prevent injury from explosives, machinery, tools, airborne particles, and noise.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Blasters Foreman/woman - Mining And Quarrying
  • Blasters Foreman/woman - Quarrying
  • Blasters Foreman/woman - Surface Mining
  • 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
  • Fill Foreman/woman - Underground Mining
  • Fire Boss - Mining
  • General Foreman/woman - Mining
  • Junior Foreman/woman - Mining
  • 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
  • Supply Boss - Mining
  • Supply Foreman/woman - Mining
  • Surface Foreman/woman - Mining
  • Surface Mine Foreman/woman
  • Surface Mine Supervisor
  • Track Boss - Underground Mining
  • Track Layer Boss - Underground Mining
  • Underground Mine Foreman/woman
  • Yard Boss - Mining And Quarrying
  • Yard Supervisor - Mining And Quarrying
  • 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