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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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Mine safety legislation

    The laws, regulations and codes of practice relevant to safety in mining operations.

  • 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.

  • Electricity

    Understand the principles of electricity and electrical power circuits, as well as the associated risks.

Skills

  • Manage commercial risks

    Analyse and evaluate commercial risks and develop suitable strategies to resolve these risks.

  • 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.

  • Present reports

    Display results, statistics and conclusions to an audience in a transparent and straightforward way.

  • 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.

  • Evaluate mine development projects

    Evaluate mining methods and procedures, including waste management, life-of-mine plans, production timelines and funds expenditures.

  • Optimise financial performance

    Direct and coordinate the organisation's financial operations and budget activities, in order to optimise financial performance.

  • Oversee mine planning activities

    Direct, control and examine mine planning and surveying staff and activities.

  • Think proactively

    Take initiatives to come up with improvements.

  • Show social competences

    Ability to interact effectively with other people.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Communicate on the environmental impact of mining

    Prepare talks, lectures, consultations with stakeholders and public hearings on environmental issues related to mining.

  • 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.

  • Manage mining plant equipment

    Oversee the acquisition, installation, maintenance and storage of mining plant equipment.

  • Assess operating cost

    Estimate the operating cost in terms of manpower, consumables and maintenance.

  • Communicate on minerals issues

    Communicate on minerals issues with contractors, politicians and public officials.

  • 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 emergency procedures

    React quickly in case of emergency and set planned emergency procedures in motion.

  • Deal with pressure from unexpected circumstances

    Strive to achieve objectives despite the pressures arising from unexpected factors outside of your control.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Identify process improvements

    Identify possible improvements to operational and financial performance.

  • Monitor mine production

    Oversee mining production rates in order to estimate operational effectiveness.

Optional knowledge and skills

electrical engineering health and safety hazards underground maintain relationships with stakeholders prepare technical reports geology economics investigate mine accidents troubleshoot train mine engineers apply transportation management concepts mechanical engineering chemistry

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