1322-Mining Managers

Job Title: 

Mining Managers

Job Description: 

Mining managers plan, direct, and coordinate the production activities of mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction operations.


Conferring with other managers to set production quotas, plan extraction sites and develop policies for the removal of raw materials

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

817 - Mining and Mineral Engineering
401 - Business Administration, Management and Operations

Specific Occupations: 

132201 - Production / Operations Manager (Mining)
Description : Plans, organises, directs and controls the production activities of a mining operation including physical and human resources.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : YesTrade : No
Specializations : Factory Manager (Mining), Mine Deputy, Mine Manager, Quarry Manager

132202 - Mineral Resources Manager
Description : Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates complex operational resources to establish optimal, economically viable and safe strategies and objectives to extract mineral resources from the earth, utilising appropriate engineering designs, mining and metallurgical processes, equipment and schedules that will accomplish these objectives and lead to the safe and productive recovery of mineral reserves and final product, in line with customer requirements.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : YesTrade : No
Specializations : Chief Geologist (Mining), Chief Mine Planner, Chief of Mining Services, Chief Surveyor (Mining), Exploration Manager, Geology Manager (Mining), Grade Controller (Mining), Mine Design and Planning Manager, Mine Planning Manager, Mining Exploration Manager, Planning Manager (Mining), Resource Geologist, Technical Services Manager (Mining)

132203 - Rock Engineering Manager
Description : Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the rock engineering and related functions, including support, extraction sequences and infrastructure to ensure safe and optimal extraction of ore reserves on a mine.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : YesTrade : No

Additional Notes: 

NOTE: In distinguishing between this Unit group and Minor group 312, Mining, Manufacturing and Construction Supervisors, it should be noted that both managers and supervisors may plan, organize, co-ordinate, control and direct the work done by others. In addition, managers usually have responsibility for and make decisions about: the overall strategic and operational direction of a business or organizational unit (for example about the kinds, quantity and quality of goods to be produced); budgets (how much money is to be spent and for what purposes); and the selection, appointment and dismissal of staff. Supervisors may provide advice and assistance to managers on these matters, but do not have authority to make decisions.

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Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa