OMNIA General Assistant ( RoG)

closing date: 05 April 2024
posted date: Thu , 28 Mar 2024
location: Various

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          



  • Grade 12 / Matric with Mathematics 

Professional Memberships and Qualifications  : 

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

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

Job Related skills:

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Numerical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills
  • Report-writing abilities

  • Risk assessment and Safe work declarations to be done with the blaster at the place of work before entering workplace as per client requirements
  • Assisting the blaster for preparing the blast / charge-up area by meeting all the statutory, legal, client and BME requirements/standards/prescriptions
  • Together 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
  • Responsible for priming the holes by carefully inserting detonators into boosters, attaching weigh-down material to the primer, and lower this primer in the hole under the supervision of the blaster
Job Competencies


  • Innovation Management
  • Meeting Deadlines
  • Motivating Others
  • Problem Solving
  • Drive for Results


closing date: 05 April 2024


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