Barberton Fairview Mine Is Hiring: Blasting Assistant – South Africa

Closing Date: Not Specified

Responsible for assisting the holder of the blasting certificate (miner) in exercising control over the explosives to be used for blasting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist the holder of the blasting certificate (Miner) in carrying out duties and responsibilities within your area of responsibility.

Comply with Health and Safety regulations in regard to the Explosives Act.

Receive, store and issue explosives and accessories

Assist the miner in the preparation of primers
Charge shot holes
Assist the miner with final connections and timing blast rounds


Grade 9 or equivalent ABET Level 4
Certificate of Competency for Blasting Assistants (U/G), MQA accredited
Competent B Certificate advantageous
Must be able to obtain a Certificate of Fitness to work in Mines if successful

Minimum 1 year’s operational experience as a Blasting or Miner’s Assistant
Clear criminal record

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