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Blaster (Gamsberg)


The purpose of the Blaster is to ensure that all the prescribed duties are carried out in preparation for a blast, performing the blast and concluding post-blasting tasks, in line with all statutory, legal and BME SHERQ requirements.

Ensure that all excess accessories after the blast are recorded and to be destroyed according to the relevant mine standards at a place designated by the mine manager. Qualifications


Degree / Diploma in Mining Engineering.


DutiesEnsures 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 CompetenciesCustomer Focused

Attention to detail

Numeric skills


Able to take control


Planning and Organising

Following Instructions and Procedures

Deciding and Initiating Action

Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations

Applying Expertise and Technology

Coping with Pressures and Setbacks

Leading and Supervising

Adhering to Principles and Values

Posted in 2023-09-08

Expired in 2023-11-26

This vacancy has been closed

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