Supervisors, Mining, Oil, and Gas:
A. Supervise the activities of workers in underground/surface mines and quarries or workers who drill for oil/gas, operate service rigs or provide oil/gas services
B. Establish work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
C. Oversee safety of operations
D. Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity
E. Recommend hirings/promotions
F. Train workers in job duties, safety procedures, and company policies
G. Requisition materials/supplies
1. Support activities for mining and oil and gas extraction - 32.0%
2. Mining (except oil and gas) - 30.0%
3. Oil and gas extraction - 15.0%
1. In general, you must have a high school diploma.
2. To be a mining or quarrying supervisor, you may need a college or university program in mining technology or engineering. You usually need several years' experience and may require provincial certification.
3. To be an oil and gas drilling and service supervisor, you need extensive experience eight years or more in the occupation you are supervising and completion of Petroleum Industry Training Service (PITS) courses. You also need first aid, hydrogen-sulphide awareness, blowout prevention, and other safety certificates. You may also need a two-year college diploma in petroleum engineering technology.
4. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 3 in 10 have a community college diploma.
The average hourly wages for Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas is $25.56/HR, which is above average for occupations in the primary industry sector and are above average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.