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 deliver product 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 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 on-going 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 requirement.

• 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, 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 commence

• 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 operator to check final densities.

• To measure before delivering product down the hole.

• To check of final stemming.

• To ensure good condition and safe keeping of the measuring tape.

• To ensure that correct twine is used for not overcharging holes.

• To ensure that 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 the 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 of 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
Reference Number
Job Title
x6 General Assistant (RoG) – Kolomela
BME a division of Omnia
Location – Town / City
Kolomela – Postmasburg
Location – Province
Northern Cape
Location – Country
South Africa
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