Omnia Pty Blasting Assistant (Kathu) Jobs in South Africa

Omnia Pty Blasting Assistant (Kathu) Jobs in South Africa


BME is the leading supplier of explosives to the South African open pit mining and quarrying industry. It offers ground breaking solutions to all its customers and has operations in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mali, Swaziland, Mauritania, Malawi, Senegal and Zambia.

It also trades into Mozambique and the DRC.
BME strives to remain at the forefront of technology by regularly participating in the research and trials of new blasting techniques and products, as well as attending and participating at technical conferences worldwide. BME continues to commercialise the new generation of electronic detonator as well as developing alternative products for the industry.

  • Qualifications Grade 12 ( Maths)

  • Code 08 / Code B Licence (desirable)

  • Magazine Master Ticket (desirable)


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


  • Assist the blaster for preparing the blast / charge-up area by meeting all the statutory, legal and BME requirements/standards/prescriptions

  • Inspects the site to determine the target block and to plan the blasting process with the blaster

  • Assist the blaster by Marking off the block by erecting the prescribed perimeter tape Map the holes to ensure that all the required holes correctly placed

  • Assist the blaster to measure and check the depth of the holes, and to ensure that they are all correctly drilled within the prescribed parameters

  • Report any deviations to the blaster immediately

  • Collect the required correct accessories to carry out the blasting assignment successfully as requested by the blaster

  • Carrying out the required controls by completing the pre-use checklist to ensure roadworthiness of vehicle prior to using the blasting vehicle

  • Place all detonators and boosters
    at the collar of the hole to prepare for priming of the blast holes

  • Prime the holes by carefully inserting boosters and detonators in the hole under the supervision of the blaster

  • Ensure that Detonator is anchored at the collar of the hole

  • Ensure that holes are pumped with explosive to the right level in the hole by assisting in re-checking the stemming with measuring tape or twine

  • Ensure correct stemming material is placed in the hole

  • Assist the blaster by connecting the Assist the blaster with clearance procedure

  • Ensure good housekeeping and around the area of the blast area Ensure good housekeeping pg the blasting vehicles and blasting equipment

  • Responsible for good site housekeeping Ensure all SHERQ requirements are met

    Job Competencies

  • Customer Focused Attention to detail

  • Numeric skills Assertive Able to take control

  • Systematic 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

  • Adhering to Principles and Values Safety and Quality Conscience

  • Flexible

  • Reliable

  • Team work

  • Communication

  • Policy

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Omnia Pty Blasting Assistant (Kathu) Jobs in South Africa

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