Profession quarry manager

Quarry managers plan, oversee and coordinate quarry operations. They coordinate extraction, processing and transportation and ensure these processes run smoothly and according to health and safety standards. Quarry managers ensure the successful running of the quarry and implement company strategies and guidelines.

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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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Optimise financial performance

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

  • Maintain plans of a mining site

    Prepare and maintain surface and underground plans and blueprints of a mining site; carry out surveys and perform risk assessment of potential mining sites.

  • 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 mining plant equipment

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

  • 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.

  • Evaluate mine development projects

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

  • Oversee mine planning activities

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

  • 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.

  • Inspect mine safety conditions

    Inspect mining areas to ensure safe working conditions and equipment.

  • Monitor mine costs

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

show social competences apply transportation management concepts abide by business ethical code of conducts use a computer advise on geology for mineral extraction business management principles economics geology forecast organisational risks investigate mine accidents adhere to organisational guidelines liaise with geology professionals business analysis train mine engineers train employees in mine safety address problems critically mechanical engineering