Reference Number: OMN220702-2
Location: Postmasburg, Northern Cape

We are recruiting for an Assistant (Explosives Truck) to ensure that all the prescribed duties are carried out in preparation of a detonation, performing the detonation, and concluding post-detonation tasks. In this process, will be responsible for assisting the blaster and truck operator with the preparation of the blast block. To assist the truck operator to collect products at silos and delivering products down the hole at the blasting face. Responsible for the housekeeping and maintenance of the vehicle, re-filling area, and other working areas. A successful candidate must have a Matric with Maths, Previous experience in blasting/mining environment, 2 years of blasting assistant experience

Grade 12 with Maths
Code 10 would be an added advantage
Blasting Assistant Certificate
Entrance Medicals
Inhouse Training

Previous experience in blasting/mining environment
2 years blasting assistant experience

To re-fill the truck at the loading points with the prescribed raw materials/products under the supervision of the Truck Operator. Assist the Truck Operator in conducting the prescribed pre-use inspections Prior to use of the truck.
To perform cleanliness duties of the vehicle on an ongoing basis so that it is presentable in the eye of the public.
To perform housekeeping duties as instructed by the Foreman or other authority figure. This may include cleaning, sweeping of the site, silo areas, and cleaning ablution facilities.
To ensure Personal cleanliness at all times as per SHERQ requirements.
To carry out an inspection of all the holes and measure them to ensure that they are drilled to the correct depth in cooperation with the Truck Operator.
To report any out-of-spec holes, so that the truck operator While adhering to all the SHERQ standards and prescriptions, is responsible for engaging the pumping process and loading the holes according to the design specs.
To place the charging hose into the correct holes as per procedures.
To ensure the detonator is not stuck at the bottom of the hole before charging commences
To ensure the detonator line is secured at the collar of the hole to eliminate the possibility of the detonator line falling into the hole.
To act as a Spotter to guide and direct the Truck Operator on the blasting area as per procedures.
To take samples as per procedures.
To ensure the availability of sample cups on the truck.
To assist the operator to check final densities.
To measure before delivering product down the hole.
To check of final stemming.
To ensure the good condition and safe keeping of the measuring tape.
To ensure that correct twine is used for not overcharging holes.
To ensure that the twine is in a good condition.
To assist the truck operator with the calibration of the applicable raw materials on the truck.
To assist the truck operator with the calibration of the twine, Samson sample scale and measuring tape.
To clean the calibration equipment and calibration area.
To assist the truck operator with the grease of all movable parts on the truck chassis and plant.
To assist the truck operator to clean all strainers on the truck.
To assist the truck operator with all other mini maintenance like changing tyres, rotors, and stators.
To ensure that all SHERQ requirements are met.
Job Competencies
Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Numerical skills
Attention to detail
Strong communication/interpersonal skills
Report-writing abilities

Closing Date: 2022/07/08


Candidates from the Kolomela Mine (Workforce) and approved areas will be given the first preference for these roles. Candidates must submit all the required documents for application e.g. Updated CV, Matric Certificate, Professional Driving Permit (PDP), Dangerous Goods and Passengers permit (DGP), ID Copy, Tax Number, Current/latest payslip, Proof of Address

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