Mine Superintendent in West Haven, Connecticut
Plans and coordinates activities of personnel engaged in extracting minerals, such as coal, ore, or rock, from underground or surface mines, pits, or quarries. Reviews data, such as maps, survey reports, and geological records, and confers with engineering, maintenance, and supervisory personnel to plan and direct mine development. Determines mining or quarrying operational costs, estimates potential income, and instructs subordinate personnel to abandon or open mine sections, pits, or other working areas. Studies maps and blueprints to determine location for haulage ways, access roads, ventilation shafts, rail tracks, and conveyor systems. Studies land contours and rock formations, and specifies locations to install pillars, timbers, and roof bolts, and use of equipment for cutting, drilling, blasting and loading minerals. Reads mining laws and safety regulations, and issues directives to workers to ensure adherence to applicable rules and regulations. Reviews and consolidates records, such as ore grade, air quality, safety reports, and production records. Tours and inspects mine to detect and resolve production, equipment maintenance, safety, atmospheric, and personnel problems. Negotiates with workers, union personnel, and other parties to settle grievances.