AECI Botswana (Pty) Ltd, an explosives and specialty chemicals company focused on providing products and services to a broad spectrum of customers in mining, manufacturing and agricultural sectors, has the following vacancies at Motheo Copper Mine – A4


Core Responsibilities
• Provide blasting technical support to the customer
• Drive and promote safe use of Explosives at all times
• Conduct technical projects, new business projects, and all value-add projects for Motheo Copper Mine.
• Conduct product conversions and introductions to customer
• Conduct research and generate recommendations to customers for improved and safe blasting practices
• Communicate and interpret the blast design data to customer and ensure competent operation of the blasting tools
• Liaise with the customer on all blasting related technical issues
• Conduct and facilitate technically related training and occasional refreshers to the customer for safe and efficient use of explosives
• Attend to customer complaints, problems and issues relating to quality and performance of the explosives
• Product Quality management for the business
• Liaison with customer’s upper and middle management in order to accurately plan production and resource requirements in the medium and short terms
• Assist the Site Manager to manage the World Class system implementation and its application to his area of responsibility and constantly strive towards continuous improvement
• Assist Management in implementing company values
• Ensure that all Standards relating to explosives and their application and quality are adhered to at all times and regularly audited

Qualifications, Experience and Skills Requirements
The incumbent should have at least the following:
• At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering or Mining related discipline
• At least 5 years’ experience in an Explosives Handling Open Pit Mining environment at least 2 of which were at Senior Technical Officer level
• Strong blasting technical skills
• Explosives Engineers Certificate or any blasting related technical training
• Be in possession of a valid driver’s License
• Be a Botswana Citizen
• Have strong computer skills
• Be in possession of a valid Open Pit Blasting Licence
• Presentation and report writing skills
• Must be fluent in both Setswana and English
• Good understanding of the Explosives Act and, the Mines, Quarries, Works and Machinery Act (MQWM) and other relevant legislative requirements
• Knowledge of and experience in AECI’s electronic blasting products is an added advantage

AECI Botswana offers a competitive remuneration package with benefits associated with an established commercial explosives supplier.
Only candidates who meet the above requirements need apply
enclosing a current curriculum vitae and certified copies of certificates

Closing Date: 10 November 2023

NB: Only short listed candidates will be responded to.