Blasting Assistant (Northern Cape: Sebilo)

Job Description

AEL is looking to recruit a Blasting Assistant to work in the Northern Cape: Sebilo. To assist with housekeeping activities and charging of blasts. AECI Mining Explosives was established in 1896 and has become one of the world’s leading suppliers of explosives and initiating systems. Comprises of 16 businesses complimented by production facilities and offices throughout Southern Africa, Africa, and select international regions in South East Asia, South America and Europe. AECI Mining Explosives has 58 plants and 34 sites in more than 20 countries.

Duties & Responsibilities

• To assist the MMU Controller in managing and operating all aspects of a mobile manufacturing unit (MMU – BLEND truck) in order to meet the customer requirements with the standards and procedures as defined by AEL (OTIF). • To Assist the MMU Controller in the carrying out of regular inspections in terms of SABS and World Class on fixed plant and MMUs to identify non-conformances and institute preventative measures as well as to achieve continuous improvement. • Assist in all blasting related functions required (for example, measuring holes, closing or stemming of charged holes, guarding, cleaning etc.). • Housekeeping at Site. • Cleanliness of wash bay and truck park. • Cleanliness of trucks. • Loading and unloading of products into trucks. • Assist in charging up duties on the bench. • Assist in closing or stemming of charged holes. • Loading and unloading of packaged explosives and accessories. • To observe all legal requirements while at the depot. • To ensure MMU’s are always kept clean according to the World Class Standards. • Ability to work independently. • All blasting related functions as required.

Qualifications & Experience

• Matric / Grade 12 or NQF equivalent. • Code B driver’s licence. • Safe working practices. • Product knowledge. • Hazardous product handling. • Must be able to obtain a red ticket health clearance.


• Sense of urgency • Be able to work under pressure • Good written and oral communication skills with all level in the organisation • Problem solving skills • Ability to meet deadlines • Flexible • Team player • Follow-up on actions for completion • Work independently and on won initiative • Self-starter • Living the AEL Values