SASOL – Explosives Operator x 5

Closing date:  18 January 2019

Operating entity:  Base Chemicals

Location: Northern Cape (Kolomela x 3 and UMK Mine x 2)

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Base Chemicals

Base Chemicals markets a broad portfolio of commodity chemicals globally. The business consists of three key divisions: Polymers, Solvents, and Explosives & Fertilisers (E&F).

Our key products include: polymers (polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride);solvents (ketones, alcohols, acrylates), chlor-alkali chemicals (caustic soda, hydrochloric acid) and mining reagents (cyanide);bulk and packaged explosives including specialised blasting accessories; ammonium nitrate base products; and sulphur derivatives.

To support our customers we operate a Polymer Technology Services Centre that provides research and development relating to polymer-related applications.  We also provide agronomic and product support to our fertiliser customers as well as full blasting service and product support to our mining industry customers.

ABOUT THE ROLE / PURPOSE OF THE JOB

To provide support in the charging and blasting related functions at open cast mines.

FUNCTIONAL OUTPUTS

Business Results: Safety, Operational, Financial and Technical results

  • Identify the correct product for the application
  • Identify incorrect charging up practices
  • Conduct blast surveys according to the designed criteria
  • Demonstrate the charging up and connecting of all Sasol explosives products
  • Apply the use of the product as per the product application training
  • Apply the safe handling, storage and transport of explosives
  • Investigate misfires/cut offs
  • Demonstrate the application of: SafeBlast™, and SafeStart™ products
  • Ensure correct PPE is used, as well as that PPE is in good condition and correctly worn/used
  • Housekeeping of work area
  • Identify workplace hazards and associated risks and deal with it appropriately.
  • Knowledge of relevant hand tools
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures
  • Comply with the Mine’s safety and health procedures
  • Attend the mine’s induction training
  • Maintain basic safety, health and environmental issues
  • Assess the product application practices
  • Identify incorrect product application practices
  • Demonstrate and coach the correct practices

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications

  • Gr 12 or equivalent (must)
  • Drivers Licence C1 (Must)

Experience:

  • 2 years Open Cast mining experience (will be an advantage)
  • Competency A&B (advantage will be an advantage)
  • Blaster Assistant Skills Programme (will be an advantage)

KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

  • Self-Mastery – Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting.
  • Working independently.
  • Demonstrate skills to apply Sasol products correctly
  • Know safety precautions
  • Communication skills
  • Must be able to conduct blast surveys/observations
  • Reporting (customer and line supervisor).
  • Maintain basic safety, health and environmental issues
  • Identify development needs
  • Creative thinking to ensure the core information is understood by learners

To Apply

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