Job DescriptionPosition based in Lime Acres. The position reports to the Shift Boss and controls the ore extraction process to ensure optimal utilisation of people and equipment to obtain production and safety targets. Responsibilities: ? Provide subject matter expertise and skills in area of responsibility; advising on solutions to enhance or ensure the effectiveness of the department/section. ? Responsible to conduct start of shift waiting place procedure i.e. safety meetings and general communication to team. ? Perform risk assessments (Activity Based and Mini) and PTO's in line with company Safe Operating Procedures (SOPs), Safe Work Procedures (SWPs) and standards. ? Enforce and ensure that people wear the correct PPE at all times ? Responsible for examining, making and declaring workplaces safe and healthy for work ? Responsible to make unsafe areas safe and where not possible the area to be barricaded and reported to supervisor for further evaluation and appropriate action to be taken ? Monitor and maintain a safe and healthy working environment in the work place ? Responsible for testing, monitoring and controlling gases. ? Responsible for ensuring the implementation of ventilation layouts and the maintenance and compliance of proper ventilation standards underground. ? Conduct general massive mining operations (i.e. Long Hole drilling & blasting, secondary blasting, production loading, draw control compliance, allocation of machinery and equipment, management of people) to obtain the required production targets ? Supervise and execute blasting operations such as controlling of explosives, preparing working face for blasting, charging up of face and sites, conducting blasting and treating misfires ? Responsible for reporting, planning, controlling, leading and organising repairs and breakdowns ? Control the utilisation of allocated resources (i.e. People, machines and equipment) ? Responsible to inspect materials, products or equipment to detect defects / malfunctioning and report accordingly ? Responsible to operate machinery and equipment in area of responsibility as and when required ? Responsible to install, maintain, support and remove temporary support in mining excavations ? Identify deviations or non-conformances, plan and implementing corrective actions to ensure attainment of the production plan ? Reporting, Monitoring & Evaluation, Audit: Ensure that all Mining reporting is aligned with standards, guidelines and schedules ? Ensure capacity and bench strength of talent pool in area of responsibility by coordinating, directing and leading subordinates. ? Establish and maintain good working relationships and an effective / sound communication system within the operation. ? Company Policy & Procedures Compliance: Takes cognisance of and adhere to Company policies, procedures and relevant legislation. Manage and report on non-compliance issues. ? Safety, Health and Environment Compliance: Model behaviour that is consistent with the Company Safety, Health and Environment Vision and Values. Manage and report on non-compliance issues.
Responsibilities + Skills
Microsoft Office Suite ? Valid drivers license Technical Competencies: ? Able to conduct primary and secondary rock breaking operations in a safe and proper
Minimum Requirements: ? Grade 12 / NQF Level 4 ? Blasting Certificate OR National Certificate Rockbreaking Underground Hard Rock Level 3 ? Minimum 2 years