Pit Supervisor

Supervise the workers engaged in strip or pit mining or in quarrying.
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Salary Range
$36,000 – $94,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pit Supervisors do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in strip or pit mining or in quarrying: Studies contour maps and aerial photographs to determine locations for roads and cuts. Supervises road construction crew and lays out blast pattern. Supervises drilling and shooting crews in drilling blast holes and detonation of charges. Plans location of spoil pile to allow maximum room for stripping. Coordinates stripping, drilling, blasting, quarrying, and loading activities, and assists workers with faulty equipment. Determines property lines and legal limits of operations in order to comply with rights of adjoining property owners and mining laws. Schedules running and major repair work on drilling machine and stripping and loading shovels. Requisitions supplies, such as explosives, lubricants, bits, and machine parts. Observes mining operation to detect violation of safety regulations and compiles safety and production records. May supervise crushing operations. May train new workers. May be designated according to specific work performed as Supervisor, Drilling And Shooting; Supervisor, Blasting. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.

Should I be a Pit Supervisor?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.
  • 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.

  • Also known as: Auger Supervisor, Curb Supervisor, Dike Supervisor, Group Supervisor, Yard, Grout Supervisor, Lower-In Supervisor See More

    How to become a Pit Supervisor

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