Profession mine shift manager

Mine shift managers supervise staff, manage plant and equipment, optimise productivity and ensure safety at the mine on a day to day basis.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

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.

  • Electricity

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

  • Mining engineering

    Fields of engineering relevant to mining operations. Principles, techniques, procedures and equipment used in the extraction of minerals.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Present reports

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Maintain records of mining operations

    Maintain records of mine production and development performance, including performance of machinery.

  • Deal with pressure from unexpected circumstances

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

  • Monitor mine production

    Oversee mining production rates in order to estimate operational effectiveness.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

supervise mine construction operations monitor mine costs investigate mine accidents identify process improvements think proactively health and safety hazards underground manage heavy equipment