Blaster - Gamsberg/Aggeneys
BME a division of Omnia
5d ago


  • Grade 12 with Maths
  • Blasting Ticket Permit (PDP)
  • Magazine Master certificate
  • Experience

  • 2 years’ demonstrated blasting / assistance experience.
  • 3 years’ demonstrated experience in mining / explosive environment
  • Duties

  • Ensures 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.
  • Ensures 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.
  • 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

  • Must be able to build and maintain good internal and external customer relationships.
  • Must be willing to perform any physical work in the field related to the usage of the monitoring equipment and analyse the performance thereof.
  • Highly motivated self-started with unquestionable high levels of integrity.
  • A strong desire to learn and progress in the field Blasting technology.
  • Willingness to drive extensively, sleep away from home and work outside normal working hours.
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