Titre du poste

Miner Assistant - Johannesburg


Position : Miner Assistant - Johannesburg

The purpose the job also includes the assistance to the truck operator to collect products at silos and deliver this product down the hole at the blasting face. Responsible for the housekeeping and maintenance of the vehicle, re-filling area and other working areas. All these tasks and duties are carried out by meeting statutory, legal, client and BME prescriptions and standards, and without taking any short cuts
Role Impacts:

  • Technical field
  • Housekeeping and maintenance
  • Quality control

Key Relationships:

  • Senior Management/Management
  • Customers
  • Support Teams
  • Operations
  • Any other stakeholder as may be deemed important and relevant from time to time


  • Previous experience in a Blasting / Mining environment
  • 2 years experience as a Basting Assistant


  • Risk assessment and Safe work declarations to be done with the blaster at the place of work before entering workplace as per client requirementsAssisting the blaster for preparing the blast / charge-up area by meeting all the statutory, legal, client and BME requirements/standards/prescriptionsTogether with the Blaster, inspects the site to determine the target block and to plan the blasting process
  • Marks off the working area by erecting the prescribed barricading material as prescribed by the client
  • Required to map the holes to ensure that all the required holes correctly placed
  • Required to measure and check the depth of the holes, and to ensure that they are all correctly drilled within the prescribed parameters
  • In the event of detecting any deviations from prescriptions, responsible for behaving assertively and taking the necessary steps to rectify matters, e.g., by interacting and communicating to mine staff, drill contractor or the Foreman
  • On instruction from the Blaster, required to collect the correct accessories to carry out the blasting assignment successfully
  • Responsible to place all detonators and boosters at the collar of the hole to prepare for priming of the blast holes as per the blast plan issued by the mine

Required profile for job ad : Miner Assistant - Johannesburg


  • Grade 12 with Maths

Advantageous :

  • Code 08 / Code B Licence
  • Magazine Master Ticket
  • Blasting Assistant certificate (MQA)
  • Stemming Loader

Job criteria for job ad : Miner Assistant - Johannesburg

  • Job category : Secretarial work, assistantship
  • Industries : Chemistry, petrochemistry, raw materials, mining
  • Employment type : Permanent contract
  • Region : Eastern Cape - Free State - Gauteng - KwaZulu-Natal - Limpopo - Mpumalanga - North West - Northern Cape - Western Cape - International
  • City :
  • Remote work :
  • Experience level : Less than 2 years
  • Educational level : High school
  • Spoken language :
    afrikaans > beginner - english > good level
  • Number of Position(s) :
  • Salary expectations :
    R 22,000 - 27,000
  • Team management :
  • mineral processing
  • support
  • assistantship
  • assistance
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Type de poste
Temps plein
Lieu du poste
Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud
Date de publication
3 juillet 2024
Valide jusqu’au
31 août 2024
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