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Mine Deputies oversee the safety of mining operations and supervise Miners.


  • prepares designs, plans and schedules for mining operations
  • determines the equipment that is to be utilised
  • co-ordinates work in progress on the mine site
  • discusses work in progress and consults with contractors, engineers, geologists and surveyors
  • prepares reports on work in progress
  • supervises work involving explosives
  • ensures safety and environmental standards are being meet and maintained.


  • physically demanding.

To become a Mine Deputie

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Planning

  • Mining Operations

  • Project Management

  • Building Relationships

  • Leadership

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