Open Pit Quarry Supervisor

Supervise the workers engaged in blasting and crushing mineral ores.
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Salary Range
$36,000 – $94,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Open Pit Quarry Supervisors do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in blasting, removing, and crushing mineral ores in open-pit mines: Plans location and drilling of blast holes to ensure maximum extraction of ore and provide access roads for trucking ores out of mine. Trains workers in drilling blast holes and in loading and shooting explosive charges. Directs POWER-SHOVEL OPERATORS and TRUCK DRIVERS in stripping new diggings and in loading and removing ores from mine. Directs CRUSHER TENDER in breaking ore into pieces preparatory to extraction of valuable minerals. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.


Should I be an Open Pit Quarry Supervisor?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Quarryman, Quarry Supervisor, Open Pit

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