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8221 Supervisors, Mining and Quarrying

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8221 - Supervisors, Mining And Quarrying

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.

  • Illustrative example(s)
    • fill foreman/woman - underground mining
    • foreman/woman, underground mine
    • mine captain
    • mine foreman/woman
    • supervisor, mine
    • supervisor, quarry
    • supervisor, surface mine
    • track boss - underground mining
  • All examples
  • blasters foreman/woman - mining and quarrying
  • blasters foreman/woman - quarrying
  • blasters foreman/woman - surface mining
  • boss, level - underground mining
  • boss, sand fill - underground mining
  • boss, shift - mining and quarrying
  • boss, track layers - underground mining
  • boss, yard - mining and quarrying
  • coal mine foreman/woman
  • construction supervisor - underground mining and quarrying
  • diamond drilling foreman/woman
  • drill fitter boss - mining
  • drill fitter foreman/woman - mining
  • drilling foreman/woman - mining and quarrying
  • dynamiters foreman/woman - quarrying
  • face boss - underground mining
  • fill foreman/woman
  • fill foreman/woman - underground mining
  • fire boss - mining
  • foreman/woman, blasters - quarrying
  • foreman/woman, blasters - surface mining
  • foreman/woman, blasting - mining and quarrying
  • foreman/woman, coal mine
  • foreman/woman, diamond drilling
  • foreman/woman, drilling - mining and quarrying
  • foreman/woman, fill - underground mining
  • foreman/woman, mine
  • foreman/woman, motormen/women and dinkeymen/women (except rail transport)
  • foreman/woman, production - mining and quarrying
  • foreman/woman, quarry
  • foreman/woman, shift - mining and quarrying
  • foreman/woman, shot - mining and quarrying
  • foreman/woman, stope - mining
  • foreman/woman, surface mine
  • foreman/woman, underground mine
  • general foreman/woman - mining
  • junior foreman/woman – mining
  • leader, shift - mining and quarrying
  • level boss - underground mining
  • mine captain
  • mine foreman/woman
  • mine supervisor
  • motormen/women and dinkeymen/women foreman/woman (except rail transport)
  • open pit mine supervisor
  • production foreman/woman - mining and quarrying
  • quarry foreman/woman
  • quarry supervisor
  • relieving surface foreman/woman – mining
  • salvage foreman/woman – mining
  • sand fill boss - underground mining
  • senior foreman/woman – mining
  • shift boss - mining and quarrying
  • shift foreman/woman - mining and quarrying
  • shift leader - mining and quarrying
  • shot foreman/woman - mining and quarrying
  • stope foreman/woman - mining
  • supervisor, construction - underground mining and quarrying
  • supervisor, mine
  • supervisor, open pit mine
  • supervisor, quarry
  • supervisor, surface mine
  • supervisor, yard - mining and quarrying
  • supply boss - mining
  • supply foreman/woman – mining
  • surface foreman/woman – mining
  • surface mine foreman/woman
  • surface mine supervisor
  • track boss - underground mining
  • underground mine foreman/woman
  • yard boss - mining and quarrying
  • yard supervisor - mining and quarrying
  • Exclusion(s)
    • Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction (7372)
    • Heavy equipment operators (except crane) (7521)
    • Mine labourers (8614)
    • Mine managers (See 0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing)
    • Underground mine service and support workers (8411)
    • Underground production and development miners (8231)
       
  • 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 information
    • 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.

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