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Operator Charging Crew - South32, Wessels Mine

Date: 24-Nov-2022

Location: Hotazel, Northern Cape, ZA, 8490

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.


  • The purpose of the role is to safely assist with charging up of drilled holes with explosives and accessories.



  • Serious contenders will have Grade 12 with Mathematics and Science/ Grade 10 (Internal candidates) with a of 1-year minimum relevant experience in a mining environment;
  • Competency B certificate is advantageous;
  • Valid driver’s license is essential.



  • Prepare Primers in the Primer bay;
  • Handle explosives in the mining environment;
  • Destroy old explosives in an underground workplace;
  • De-water and de-sludge blast holes;
  • Handle explosives in the mining environment;
  • Charge shot holes with: primed explosives, bulk explosives, cartridge explosives and accessories;
  • Barricade charged faces;
  • Assist with blasting operations (Blast Guards, etc.);
  • Pump water using Submersible De-watering Pumps.


Please apply online by entering the preferred position reference nr at our website


(Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups)


Applications close 8 December 2022 at 17H00.                        

South32 has an overriding commitment to safety and environmental responsibility