Supervisors, mining and quarrying jobs in Canada


101 850 $
This salary is an average estimate between all available diplomas degrees related to this career. Click here to get an overview of salary depending of diploma.
No certificate, diploma or degree : 80 750 $
High school diploma or equivalent : 102 560 $
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level : 104 330 $
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above : 133 650 $

Career's stability

The career's stability is based on the employment projection for that working area for the year 2022.

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.

Job overview

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

  • 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.

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

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