Profession mine manager
Mine managers control, direct, plan and coordinate mining production activities. They have statutory responsibility for safety and are also responsible for environmental impact. They oversee the acquisition, installation, maintenance and storage of mining plant and equipment. They lead and manage according to the organisation's code of conduct.
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- Impact of geological factors on mining operations
Be aware of the impact of geological factors, such as faults and rock movements, on mining operations.
- Mining engineering
Fields of engineering relevant to mining operations. Principles, techniques, procedures and equipment used in the extraction of minerals.
- Mine safety legislation
The laws, regulations and codes of practice relevant to safety in mining operations.
Understand the principles of electricity and electrical power circuits, as well as the associated risks.
- Manage mining plant equipment
Oversee the acquisition, installation, maintenance and storage of mining plant equipment.
- Optimise financial performance
Direct and coordinate the organisation's financial operations and budget activities, in order to optimise financial performance.
- Forecast organisational risks
Analyse the operations and actions of a company in order to assess their repercussions, possible risks for the company, and to develop suitable strategies to address these.
- Communicate on the environmental impact of mining
Prepare talks, lectures, consultations with stakeholders and public hearings on environmental issues related to mining.
- Monitor mine production
Oversee mining production rates in order to estimate operational effectiveness.
- Ensure mining records are maintained
Ensure production, environmental and technical reporting and recording requirements are met, in order to analyse productivity and to comply with statutory requirements.
- Oversee mine planning activities
Direct, control and examine mine planning and surveying staff and activities.
- Think proactively
Take initiatives to come up with improvements.
- Develop health and safety strategies in mining
Develop strategies and procedures to manage health and safety in mining. Make sure procedures conform with national law as a minimum.
- Deal with pressure from unexpected circumstances
Strive to achieve objectives despite the pressures arising from unexpected factors outside of your control.
- Interface with anti-mining lobbyists
Communicate with anti-mining lobby in relation to the development of a potential mineral deposit.
- Supervise staff
Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.
- Manage staff
Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.
- Manage commercial risks
Analyse and evaluate commercial risks and develop suitable strategies to resolve these risks.
- Communicate on minerals issues
Communicate on minerals issues with contractors, politicians and public officials.
- Assess operating cost
Estimate the operating cost in terms of manpower, consumables and maintenance.
- Address problems critically
Identify the strengths and weaknesses of various abstract, rational concepts, such as issues, opinions, and approaches related to a specific problematic situation in order to formulate solutions and alternative methods of tackling the situation.
- Show social competences
Ability to interact effectively with other people.
- Identify process improvements
Identify possible improvements to operational and financial performance.
- Manage emergency procedures
React quickly in case of emergency and set planned emergency procedures in motion.
- Evaluate mine development projects
Evaluate mining methods and procedures, including waste management, life-of-mine plans, production timelines and funds expenditures.
- Use a computer
Utilise computer equipment or digital devices to facilitate quality control, data management, and communication. Follow instructions given by a computer programme, create computer files or documents.
- Present reports
Display results, statistics and conclusions to an audience in a transparent and straightforward way.
- Ensure compliance with safety legislation
Implement safety programmes to comply with national laws and legislation. Ensure that equipment and processes are compliant with safety regulations.