Mining managers plan, direct and coordinate the production activities of mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction operations, either as the manager of a department or as the general manager of an enterprise or organization that does not have a hierarchy of managers.
(a) conferring with other managers to set production quotas, plan extraction sites and develop policies for the removal of raw materials;
(b) evaluating efficiency of production sites to determine adequacy of personnel, equipment and technologies used, and make changes to work schedules or equipment when necessary;
(c) planning details of production activities in terms of output quality and quantity, cost, time available and labour requirements;
(d) controlling the operation of plant and quality procedures through planning of maintenance, designation of operating hours and supply of equipment;
(e) establishing and managing budgets, monitoring production output and costs, and adjusting processes and resources to minimize costs;
(f) overseeing the acquisition and installation of new plant and equipment;
(g) controlling the preparation of production records and reports;
(h) coordinating the implementation of health and safety requirements;
(i) researching and implementing regulatory and statutory requirements affecting mineral extraction operations and the environment;
(j) overseeing the selection, training and performance of staff.