Profession mine production manager

Mine production managers coordinate and implement short and medium term mine production schedules and plans, such as drilling, blasting, ore and mineral extraction, and waste management.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Impact of geological factors on mining operations

    Be aware of the impact of geological factors, such as faults and rock movements, on mining operations.

  • Mine safety legislation

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

  • Monitor mine production

    Oversee mining production rates in order to estimate operational effectiveness.

  • Manage heavy equipment

    Supervise the operation of heavy-duty equipment. Compute the availability of the equipment. Schedule maintenance periods.

  • 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.

  • Advise on mine equipment

    Provide advice on mining and equipment for mineral treatment; communicate and collaborate with engineering experts.

  • 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.

  • Monitor mine costs

    Monitor total costs of mining activities, projects and required equipment; pursue maximum operational cost efficiency.

  • Supervise staff

    Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.

  • 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.

  • Deal with pressure from unexpected circumstances

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

  • Think proactively

    Take initiatives to come up with improvements.

  • Present reports

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

  • Manage medium term objectives

    Monitor medium term schedules with budget estimations and reconciliation on a quarterly basis.

  • Use mine planning software

    Use specialised software to plan, design and model for mining operations.

  • Manage emergency procedures

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

  • Deputise for the mine manager

    Deputising for the mine manager in case of absence.

  • 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.

  • Plan medium to long term objectives

    Schedule long term objectives and immediate to short term objectives through effective medium-term planning and reconciliation processes.

  • Identify process improvements

    Identify possible improvements to operational and financial performance.

  • Report on production results

    Report on production to the hierarchy. Mention a specified set of parameters, such as amount produced and timing, and any issues or unexpected occurrences.

Optional knowledge and skills

communicate on minerals issues investigate mine accidents train mine engineers prepare technical reports health and safety hazards underground geology electrical engineering mechanical engineering design plant waste procedures