Mining engineer Christofer Catania has been appointed General Manager (GM) of Australia’s global engineering consultancy firm MEC Mining – almost 15 years after being one of MEC’s first university vacation students.
How would you describe your organisation’s safety culture? And how important is it to the safety and profitability of your mining operations?
We all know that mining businesses have to be vigilant and work hard to comply with legislative safety standards. Regulations are extensive because of the high level of risk and complexity associated with mining operations. Mining companies are responsible for the safety of the people working on their sites. At MEC Mining, ensuring that all workers return home safely is at the core of what we do.
Ever come up with a good idea, told a few people about it but the excitement waned, nothing happened? This has been me on many occasions. The key to getting your plans actioned is articulating value, expressed in dollars.Continue reading “The key to getting what you want”
Current commodity prices and ever-increasing competition between mining operations dictate cost effective, achievable and well-presented mining sequence.
It takes communication to work in a team, and even people working alone have to report to their bosses. If you run a business, you have to tell employees what’s expected of them. Bad communication leads to errors, failure and sometimes lawsuits. Effective communication helps prevent these errors. Here are five reasons why effective communication is important in every business.
Never has the modern world been more volatile than at the current time. Anxiety and uncertainty have rocked industries and businesses, in fact, all communities. But now is probably the perfect time to prepare for a return to a more stable working platform and consider ways to get your team re-engaged and ready for a new phase of productivity.
When a mining company needed help evaluating the mining strategy for the next 10 years MEC assisted in developing three separate options for owner operation. The client now has a detailed understanding of the engineering, costs and risks.
Owning and leading a business for over 14 years has taught me a thing or two about interviews and has certainly sharpened my intuition for picking the best candidates. During the 14 years we have hired over 150 people, interviewed around 1,000 people face to face and screened at least 5,000 candidates. So what has been so special about the 3% of people that have applied to us that we actually employed?
In today’s more volatile, complex and unpredictable business environment, it is more important than ever that we are equipped with the knowledge and tools to be able to adapt and transform business operations to become more effective and profitable.
Open-cut mining is used when the minerals are found over a large area and relatively close to the surface. It is a surface mining technique that extracts rock or minerals from the earth by their removal from an open pit or borrow.