Quarry extraction foreman - Salary and Career
Mineral Extraction Supervisors

Quarry extraction foreman - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They supervise, coordinate and train teams of workers in mineral extraction and geological materials who work in the operation of mines, drilling, installation, dismantling of geological material, excavation, loading and transport of extraction material. They perform activities that ensure compliance with safety and environmental standards, implement mine production planning, manage work teams, supervise mine support operations, coordinate drilling and blasting activities, guide excavation, loading and transport activities of equipment, ores and waste.

How much does an Quarry extraction foreman earn

A Quarry extraction foreman earns between $1.884 and $14.098 per month, with an average monthly salary of $5.244 and a median salary of $4.000 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 1.487 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Quarry extraction foreman

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 5.244 62.922 1.311 25
1º Quartile 1.884 22.606 471 9
Median Salary 4.000 48.000 1.000 19
3º Quartile 10.752 129.022 2.688 51
Higher Salary 14.098 169.177 3.525 67

Professional job categories

  • Workers in the production of industrial goods and services
    • extractive industry and construction workers
      • supervisors of mineral extraction and civil construction
        • mineral extraction supervisors

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Main workplaces

Mineral Extraction Supervisors they operate in extractive industries of coal, metallic minerals and other minerals. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract who work as a team, under occasional supervision. They perform shift rotation indoors, outdoors and in vehicles, depending on the need. They are often subjected to confined work, in underground locations or at great heights. They often work under pressure and in uncomfortable positions, during long periods exposed to toxic materials, noise, radiation, high temperatures, dust, unfavorable weather conditions and vibrations.

What does it take to work in the field of Mineral Extraction Supervisors

For the exercise of these occupations, at least a technical course in mining is required, offered by professional training institutions or technical schools. The full performance of activities occurs, on average, after three years of experience in the area.

Functions and activities of Quarry extraction foreman

Mineral Extraction Supervisors must:

  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • guide excavation, loading and transport activities;
  • supervise mine support operation;
  • coordinate decommissioning activities;
  • complying safety and environmental preservation rules;
  • orient excavation, loading and transport activities;
  • follow safety and environmental preservation rules;
  • follow safety and environmental preservation standards;
  • follow safety and environmental preservation norms;
  • coordinate dismantling activities;
  • complying safety and environmental preservation norms;
  • complying safety and environmental preservation standards;
  • coordinate blasting activities;
  • comply with safety and environmental preservation norms;
  • coordinate drilling activities;
  • implement mine production planning;
  • manage work teams;
  • comply with safety and environmental preservation standards;

  • Activities

    • evaluate environmental, safety and occupational health risks;
    • analyze results of blasting work;
    • define work fronts;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • recording operation abnormalities;
    • prepare drilling area;
    • scaling work teams;
    • define short-term activities;
    • block identified risks;
    • define blasting equipment and supplies;
    • evaluate blasting area;
    • assessing environmental, safety and occupational health risks;
    • stimulate professional growth;
    • decide;
    • control physical and chemical specifications of ores;
    • record operations abnormalities;
    • show initiative;
    • inspect the use of protective equipment (individual and collective);
    • provide data for the elaboration of internal norms;
    • identify training needs;
    • communicate;
    • classify ore and waste for blasting;
    • demonstrate sociability;
    • assign drilling equipment and supplies;
    • evaluate drilling performance;
    • perform maintenance of mining and development areas;
    • inspect opening and maintenance of access roads to work fronts;
    • demonstrate objectivity;
    • control attendance records;
    • develop training programs;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • monitor operational reports;
    • implementing institutional programs;
    • release area after risk analysis;
    • train work teams;
    • demonstrate discipline;
    • perform mine drainage;
    • demonstrate dynamism;
    • show responsibility;
    • set production goals and objectives;
    • demonstrate persuasion;
    • coordinate assembly of equipment and installations (electrical, hydraulic and air);
    • record operational abnormalities;
    • perform containment of mining and development areas;
    • implement institutional programs;
    • order mining materials, equipment and services;
    • determine blasting method and location;
    • lead;
    • provide materials, equipment and support services;
    • allocate equipment;
    • identify drilling location;
    • maintain mining and development areas;
    • control equipment availability and utilization;
    • make materials, equipment and support services available;
    • show emotional balance;
    • signal drilling area;
    • provide isolation of the area;
    • evaluate production and productivity rates;
    • coordinate equipment distribution;
    • monitor ore and waste piles;
    • evaluate team performance;
    • request the purchase of supplies and equipment;
    • control overburden and ore removal;
    • establish drilling mesh;

    Sectors that hire Quarry extraction foreman the most in the job market

    • iron ore mining
    • granite extraction and associated processing
    • precious metal ore extraction
    • stone extraction and crushing, building materials and processing
    • copper, lead, zinc ore mining
    • sand, gravel or gravel extraction and processing
    • limestone and dolomite extraction and processing
    • earthworks
    • extraction of other non-metallic minerals
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