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Operator Roof Bolter - 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 support roofs by means of a roof bolter in accordance to Ground Control standards.



  • 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;
  • Equipment license on Roofbolter is essential;
  • Competency B Certificate is advantageous;
  • Valid Code B Driver’s License is essential.




  • Conduct the pre-shift checks prior to operating machine;
  • Conduct the applicable Safe Work Instruction for normal routine tasks or Risk Assessment if non-routine tasks are required;
  • Report all equipment defects or unsafe conditions to the control room and supervisor;
  • Support an underground working place by means of anchors placed into drilled holes (Roof bolting);
  • Achieve excavation stability in the presence of geological discontinuities and brows.



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