1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Production Manager (Mining)
      Mine Manager
      Mine Superintendent

Plans, administers and reviews the production activities of a mining operation to optimise resource use, minimise costs and maintain quality standards.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • directs the formulation of mining production strategies, policies and plans
  • plans production schedules and labour and material input requirements to meet output quantity, quality and timing specifications
  • ensures conduct of plant maintenance programs and availability of parts and tooling to meet production deadlines
  • coordinates the implementation of occupational health and safety requirements
  • conducts research and applies new and improved methods and products to mine production
  • oversees the acquisition and installation of new machinery
  • monitors production costs and adjusts processes and resources to minimise costs
  • controls the preparation of production records and reports

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