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De Beers invites unemployed youth to apply for these Underground Mining Assistants posts in Musina!


Business Unit / Group Function: De Beers Group Discipline: Mining Location: Musina, South Africa Reference Id: REF40621W Experience / Work Type: Entry Level / Permanent Employee Closing Date: 09 April, 2023 Overview Company Description: You’ll make it happen We’re the world’s leading diamond company, powered by thousands of people around the world, with a mission to support local communities, protect our natural environment and shape a brighter future. Our dedication to quality and high performance extends to our workforce, so we seek talented, ambitious people who will thrive in an environment which fosters individuality, inclusivity and creativity. If you like the idea of challenging and stimulating work in a diverse team, we'd like to hear from you. We have an exciting opportunity for Mining Assistants crew for underground environment. Venetia Mine is South Africa’s most valuable diamond mine. As we develop the mine underground, it is also one of the largest infrastructure projects in the country. Venetia Underground Project (VUP) is a complexed underground mechanised development, shaft and mine construction project to deliver an operational Sub Level Cave mine operation. Experienced and effective management and control of the project works and mining operations through major contractors (EPC, Mining Contractor) and owner functions is essential for Safe, timely and effective delivery of the project Job Description: Your responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Assist the Miner to perform safe declaration (SLAM)

  • Perform visual Inspections of equipment before, and during operation according to departmental procedures to minimise breakdowns and operational losses by the timeous reporting of defects / abnormalities to Supervisor.

  • Contribute to a culture of zero harm by adhering to all requirements as laid down by legislation and health, safety, environmental and security policies and procedures, and by the application of specific instructions to own work area and task completion

  • Conduct efficient housekeeping of equipment and work area in accordance with departmental requirements.

  • Perform all activities according to instructions, procedures and mining needs.

  • Participate in cost saving initiatives and adhere to financial procedures.

This role is in the Mining Department at a BL Level and reporting to the Miner. Qualifications: Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 / N3 / Equivalent NQF Level 4 qualification (essential)

  • Valid EB/Code 8 Drivers License (essential)

  • Required classification as per VTS testing for specific role

  • Competent B and A certificate for Underground (advantageous)

  • Blasting Assistance certificate for Underground (advantageous)

Experience & knowledge required:

  • Minimum of 1 year’s practical experience in an underground mining environment (advantageous)

  • As an advantage, one should have sound knowledge and experience of:

  • Underground mining practices and operations

  • Underground blasting practices and operations

  • Underground construction services

  • Underground drilling knowledge and skills

  • Safety, Health and Environmental Legislation and standards applicable to underground mining

Other requirements:

  • Be prepared to work shifts, do standby duties, callouts, and work overtime as per what the role may require

  • Must have strong administrative and organisational skills

  • Ability to work under pressure, be independent and a self-starter

  • Ability to be working at heights

  • Medical Certificate of Fitness to work underground. Medical assessment will include vertigo and claustrophobia amongst others. Able to tolerate physical exertion

  • The post is dependent on the successful completion of the Company’s pre-employment protocol such as qualifications verification, relevant psychometric and technical assessments and security clearance

Additional information: Who We Are: Venetia Mine – South Africa De Beers Group is a company with a rich history and a sparkling future. Since 1888 our experts have searched the world for nature’s most precious gem. Our diamonds bring beauty to the world. But we think they can do so much more. We want our diamonds, and our business, to make life brilliant – for our people, our customers, and the world around us. Venetia Mine is part of De Beers Group Managed Operations Business which integrates mines, operations and support functions in the De Beers Group producer countries of Canada and South Africa to shape a safe, sustainable future for De Beers Group’s people, shareholders, communities and partners. Safety Safety first is a way of life for us. We are unconditional about the safety, health and well-being of our colleagues, at work and at home, and about that of the communities where we work. We aim to lead the industry by investing in innovation to protect people, who are at the heart of our business. Our high performing teams take accountability for their own and others' actions, work collaboratively, and always show care and respect. Background Checks By applying for this job, you provide consent that your personal details, including your fingerprints, can be used to conduct background screening where appropriate. For more information, please visit: Privacy Statement Anglo American/ De Beers Group collects and processes personal data in accordance with the relevant regulations. For more information, please visit: Inclusion and Diversity Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfil their potential.


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