Pros: being empowered to make changes
Cons: dealing with and older coal mine
1)Typical day starts at 5:30 a.m. review fire boss books and make a list of violation to be complete for the next shift. After that I get my call out from the midnight foreman and then update my list of work and supplies. Then day shift is lined up for the work to be accomplished on their shift. Next I get the finals from Midnight and then order supplies according to the needs of the mine. Next I go under ground and check on all the jobs going on throughout the mine. I then come out and review the fire boss books again and up date my list of violations. Next I get an update from the day shift foreman and start planning the afternoon shifts work list. Line up the afternoon shift with their work list. Get the finals from day shift and review the fire boss books from dayshift updating violations on the list and getting the supply report from the yard. wright up the plans for the mid night shift and finalize any orders need for the supplies in the mine. Leave mine at 7:00p.m.
2) I have learned every aspect about coal mining from the ground up
Belt, Gat sections, Main sections, Super sections, Long wall mining, Place change mining, Construction, Ventilation, Electrical installations, CO systems, Mine tracking, Safety, Track, Brattice, Contractor work, Diesel, Water, pumping ETC.
3)I started as a trainee supervisor, then I was a construction foreman, then a section foreman, long wall foreman, assistant shift foreman, shift foreman, long wall coordinator, assistant mine foreman
4) All my co workers have a hard working ethic and strive for perfection
5) Dealing with all the drama that having 700 employee's comes with and trying to bring out he best performance and safety with them each and everyday
6) Having the ability to lead people to success with an accurate direction.