8221- Supervisors, mining and quarrying

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Supervisors, mining and quarrying

Job Description: 

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate activities of workers engaged in underground and surface mining operations and quarries. They are employed by coal, metal and non-metallic mineral mines and quarries.

Main Duties: 

Supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who extract coal, minerals and ore; operate underground conveyances; and perform other services in support of underground mining, or of heavy equipment operators, drillers, blasters and other workers in surface mining and quarrying
Establish methods to meet work schedules and confer with managerial and technical personnel, other departments and contractors to resolve problems and co-ordinate activities
Oversee the safety of the mining or quarrying operations
Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity
Requisition materials and supplies
Train workers in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
Prepare production and other reports.

Employment Requirements: 

Completion of secondary school is required.
Completion of a college or university program in mining technology or engineering may be required for some positions in this group.
Several years of experience in the occupations supervised are usually required.
Provincial certification as an underground mine supervisor, shift boss, or coal mining supervisor may be required.

Additional Inormation: 

There is mobility between employers, especially for supervisors with post-secondary diplomas or degrees.
Mobility between surface mining, underground mining, coal or metal mining sectors may be limited by differences in production technologies and licensing requirements.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction (7372)
Heavy equipment operators (except crane) (7521)
Mine labourers (8614)
Mine managers (in 0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing)
Underground mine service and support workers (8411)
Underground production and development miners (8231)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X