As an operations manager, building and honing your leadership skills is a critical part of your job responsibilities. The better your leadership skills, the better the workers under your command will respond to you–and the better the working environment you will create.
It can be discouraging looking for a new job in the mining industry as an older worker. Throughout the mining industry, many companies are seeking to hire younger employees in the hopes they can groom them into employees who will stay with the company for 20 years or more.
In many mining companies and other similar industries, older workers are underrepresented. This leads to a lack of mentors, less experience on job sites, and even lost knowledge and wisdom that is typically passed down from older employees to younger ones.