Production Manager (Mining)

Also known as Mine Manager, Mine Superintendent.
Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the production activities of a mining operation including physical and human resources.
Training time 6 months - 1 year
Average pay $174,812
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 600

What does a Production Manager (Mining) do?

  • determining, implementing and monitoring production strategies, policies and plans
  • planning details of production activities in terms of output quality and quantity, cost, time available and labour requirements
  • controlling the operation of production plant and quality procedures through planning of maintenance, designation of operating hours and supply of parts and tools
  • monitoring production output and costs, and adjusting processes and resources to minimise costs
  • informing other Managers about production matters
  • overseeing the acquisition and installation of new plant and equipment
  • directing research into production methods, and recommending and implementing initiatives
  • controlling the preparation of production records and reports
  • coordinating the implementation of occupational health and safety requirements

Specialisations

  • Quarry Manager

Related courses

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Diploma of Surface Operations Management
TAFE