• conferring with other managers to set production quotas, plan extraction sites and develop policies for the removal of raw materials
  • evaluating efficiency of production sites to determine adequacy of personnel, equipment and technologies used, and make changes to work schedule or equipment when necessary
  • planning details of production activities in terms of output quality and quantity, cost, time available and labour requirements
  • controlling the operation of plant and quality procedures through planning of maintenance, designation of operating hours and supply of equipment
  • establishing and managing budgets, monitoring production output and costs, and adjusting processes and resources to minimize costs
  • overseeing the acquisition and installation of new plant and equipment
  • controlling the preparation of production records and reports
  • coordinating the implementation of health and safety requirements
  • researching and implementing regulatory and statutory requirements affecting mineral extraction operations and the environment
  • overseeing the selection, training and performance of staff

    Educational level

    • Semi-skilled