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Blaster – Newcastle needed at Oza Holdings

Job title : Blaster – Newcastle

Job Location : KwaZulu-Natal, Newcastle

Deadline : April 07, 2024

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As a Blaster, you will be responsible to execute drill and blast activities to facilitate the extraction of coal from the earth. Ensure that blasting operations are conducted safely, efficiently, and in accordance with established procedures and regulations.

Key Responsibilities:
Blasting Operations:

  • Perform drilling and blasting activities according to approved blast plans and safety protocols
  • Operate drilling equipment to create blast holes of specified dimensions and angles
  • Load explosives into blast holes using proper charging techniques and equipment
  • Ensure the proper placement and stemming of explosives to achieve desired fragmentation and minimize flyrock

Safety Compliance:

  • Adhere to all safety regulations, procedures, and best practices to mitigate risks associated with blasting operations
  • Conduct pre-blast safety inspections and risk assessments to identify and address potential hazards
  • Implement measures to control blast vibrations, air overpressure, and flyrock to protect personnel, equipment, and nearby structures
  • Use personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety devices as required to maintain a safe working environment

Equipment Maintenance:

  • Perform routine maintenance and inspections on drilling and blasting equipment to ensure optimal performance and reliability
  • Report any equipment malfunctions or defects to the maintenance team for timely repairs
  • Maintain an inventory of explosives, detonators, and other blasting consumables and request replenishment as needed

Communication and Coordination:

  • Collaborate with the Manager and other team members to coordinate blasting activities with mine production schedules
  • Communicate effectively with drillers, supervisors, and support staff to ensure smooth and efficient operations
  • Provide clear instructions to blasting assistants and helpers to facilitate safe and productive work practices

Environmental Stewardship:

  • Implement measures to minimize environmental impact, such as dust suppression, erosion control, and water management
  • Comply with environmental regulations and company policies related to blasting operations
  • Participate in environmental monitoring activities and report any deviations or incidents to the appropriate authorities

Minimum requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Certification as a Blaster or equivalent credential in explosives handling and blasting operations
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in drilling and blasting operations, preferably in coal mining or a similar industry
  • Knowledge of blasting techniques, explosives safety, and regulatory requirements
  • Ability to operate drilling equipment and blasting accessories safely and effectively
  • Physical stamina and strength to perform manual tasks in a challenging work environment
  • A valid drivers licence and own reliable vehicle

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