Job description Supervisor, Yard - Mining And Quarrying near Edmonton (AB)

Find out what work is like for a supervisor, yard - mining and quarrying in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Supervisors, mining and quarrying (NOC 8221).

Supervisors, mining and quarrying


Supervisors in mining and quarrying 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.

Job duties

  • This group performs 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.

Job titles

  • mine captain
  • foreman/woman, underground mine
  • mine foreman/woman
  • supervisor, mine
  • supervisor, quarry
  • supervisor, surface mine
  • fill foreman/woman - underground mining
  • track boss - underground mining

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