Blaster Wanted at Vanggtfontein Mine


Job Title Blaster – Vanggtfontein Mine (Delmas)
Company BME a division of Omnia
Location – Town / City Vanggtfontein/Delmas
Location – Province Mpumalanga
Location – Country South Africa
Overview This Blaster position is based in Mpumalanga – Vanggatfontein. The successful candidate will be expected to ensure that all the prescribed duties are carried out in preparation for a blast, performing the blast and concluding post-blasting tasks, in line with all statutory, legal and BME SHERQ requirements. They must have – Grade 12 ( with Maths) (E) Blasting Ticket (E) – Magazine Master certificate (D) Ms office ( Word, excel, E-mail), Valid Drivers License (Code 10), No Criminal Records
Qualifications – Grade 12 ( with Maths) (E)

  • Blasting Ticket (E)
  • Magazine Master certificate (D)
  • Ms office ( Word, excel, E-mail)
  • Code 10 Drivers License and competent in driving

Experience – Previous experience in a mining / explosives environment (E) 2 years Blasting/assistance experience (E)
Duties – Ensure that the correct accessories necessary to carry out the blasting assignment are drawn from the magazine once the blast design / accessory order is received where applicable.

  • Ensure that inspections of the vehicle are completed and that the pre-use checklist filled in prior to the use of the accessory transport vehicle
  • Ensures that all the tasks necessary for preparing the blast are carried out in accordance with statutory/legal/BME requirements, including priming, pumping and stemming, timing design, as well as all the SHERQ requirements.
  • Knowledge and making use of AXXIS system and equipment to execute the blast.
  • Making sure that all dets primed are logged with the correct timing and fire the blast
  • Approves the blasting after ensuring the safety of the area and that the all the required pre-blast procedures have been correctly carried out
  • Ensures that the required inspections are made
  • Responsible for declaring the area safe after the blast
  • Ensures that the necessary administration and reporting are completed
  • Supervises the work of Blasting Assistants and mixer-placer trucks
  • Deals with unacceptable behaviour
  • Escalates serious offences to Foreman
  • Allocates relevant housekeeping tasks to the blasting team and ensures completion thereon.

Job Competencies – Customer Focused

  • Attention to detail
  • Numeric skills
  • Assertive
  • Able to take control
  • Systematic
  • Planning and Organising
  • Following Instructions and Procedures
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Applying Expertise and Technology
  • Coping with Pressures and Setbacks
  • Leading and Supervising
  • Adhering to Principles and Values

General Candidates must submit all the required documents for application e.g. Updated CV, Matric Certificate, Blasting Ticket, Magazine Master Certificate, ID Copy, Tax Number, Current/latest payslip, Proof of Address.


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