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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- Enterprising / Investigative
- 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.
- 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.