Omnia (Pty) LTD Jobs & Vacancies

Omnia (Pty) LTD has an opportunity for a General Assistant to be responsible for assisting the blaster and truck operator with the preparation of the blast block. Please refer to the minimum requirements, duties, and responsibilities below for further information.


  • Grade 12 ( Maths)
  • Code 10 / Code B Licence
  • Blasting assistant certificate (MQA)
  • Stemming Loader/Skidsteer Licence (desirable) Experience
  • Previous experience in blasting/mining environment
  • 2 years blasting assistant experience or attended a blasting academy training Duties
  • Risk assessment and Safe work declarations to be done with the blaster at the place of work before entering the workplace as per client requirements
  • Assisting the blaster for preparing the blast / charge-up area by meeting all the statutory, legal, client and BME


  • Together with the Blaster, inspects the site to determine the target block and to plan the blasting process
  • Marks off the working area by erecting the prescribed barricading material as prescribed by the client
  •  Required to map the holes to ensure that all the required holes correctly placed
  • Required to measure and check the depth of the holes, and to ensure that they are all correctly drilled within the prescribed parameters
  •  In the event of detecting any deviations from prescriptions, responsible for behaving assertively and taking the necessary steps to rectify matters, e.g, by interacting and communicating to mine staff, drill contractor or the Foreman
  • On instruction from the Blaster, required to collect the correct accessories to carry out the blasting assignment successfully
  • Responsible to place all detonators and boosters at the collar of the hole to prepare for priming of the blast holes as per the blast plan issued by the mine
  • Responsible for priming the holes by carefully inserting detonators into boosters, attaching weigh-down material to the primer, and lower this primer in the hole under the supervision of the blaster
  • Make sure that the primer is anchored at the collar of the hole
  • Required to ensure that holes are pumped with an explosive to the right level in the hole by assisting in re-checking the stemming with measuring tape or twine


Omnia (Pty) LTD

Salary Range

R6 000 per Month

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