Title:  Blasting Assistant- (3 Year) FTC

Closing Date:  28 June 2024


Description: Debswana Diamond Company would like to invite suitably qualified innovative, results oriented and self-driven individuals to apply for the position listed and described below and join a professional team driven by service excellence, where the demands of the business are met by encouraging team work and addressing the needs of the individual.

Purpose of the Role

Charges and assists the Team Lead in blasting activities in accordance with the Mine standards and legal requirements

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Dermacates mining faces, drill sites and blasting sites
  • Measures and records drilled holes to ensure that they are of the required depth and takes corrective action where necessary
  • Prepares and positions primers as required for blasting and charges rocks for secondary blasting
  • Measures the height of the explosive charge in the hole to ensure that the correct amount of explosive has been pumped down the hole and ensures the correct amount of stemming is placed between the bottom and top charge if there is decking charge
  • Guards against inadvertent entry to locations where explosives are kept and ensures that entry is only granted when all legal requirements are met
  • Loads and offloads explosives to charging and storage areas
  • Removes all breakable mine property from the vicinity of the blasting site
  • Operates the blast hole filler (backhoe excavator) to stem blasting holes

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Recommends and incorporates cost saving initiatives into budgets and controls expenditure within approved parameters.
  • Adheres to all safety, health and environmental policies and procedures in area of responsibility


  • O Level


3 year experience in a mining environment

Legal Certification/Professional Registration

Technical Competencies

  • Tramming
  • Values Driven
  • Blasting
  • Adaptability
  • Concern for Safety, Health and the Environment

Behavioral Competencies

  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Service Orientation
  • Safety & Mining Legislation
  • Housekeeping

Closing Date: 28 June 2024

Debswana is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Please note that we only contact shortlisted candidates.

Fixed Term Contract
3 Years

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