Pit Foreman (Opencast); C Upper; NVC014/23GS
Seriti Coal
Vereeniging, Gauteng
Posted 16 March 2023 - Closing Date 30 March 2023

Job Details

Job Description

When applying please submit a PDF version of your CV together with certified copies (certification within a 3-month period) of your ID, Drivers and qualifications.




The role:

The Blasting Foreman is appointed in terms of Section 7(4) of the Mine Health and Safety Act, Act 29 of 1996, read with Minerals Act Regulation 2.9.2, in force and effect in terms of Schedule 4.4 of the MHSA.


Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Ensuring that all Safety, Health, Environmental and Production targets are achieved through leading and motivating employees
  • Legal responsibility for all activities under his/her control with regards to safety
  • The supervision of the blasting team and support machinery
  • Communicates all relevant legal and operational policies, procedures, standards and guidelines and ensures that these are implemented and complied with
  • Collaboration with other sections to compliment the operational value chain
  • Managing costs to meet budget requirements


You will need:

  • Grade 12 with Math, Science and English or Equivalent
  • Programme in Technical and Operational Surface Mining Excellence
  • NQF Level 4 - Further Education and Training Certificate in Mining Operations
  • OC Rock Breaking / OC Blasting Qualification
  • Minimum 2 years appointed as a Non-Section Miner / Blasting Assistant
  • Good knowledge of equipment capabilities and operation thereof
  • Proven safety and attendance track record
  • An understanding of legislation relating to the mining industry. e.g. Mine, Health and Safety Act, Explosives Act, Minerals Act and Environmental Legislation, Basic Conditions of Employment and the Labour Relations Act
  • Sound interpersonal, time management and communication skills
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Planning skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Be able to read and interpret plans
  • Computer literate: MS Office
  • Valid driver’s license and own transport is essential
  • In possession or able to obtain a valid Certificate of Fitness



  • Frontline Supervisory Course


Ref No: NVC014/23GS

Closing date: 30 March 2023



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A CV with certified copies (certification within a 3-month period) of relevant qualifications, together with ID document & valid driver’s license must be accompanied with your application.

Appointments will be made in line with Employment Equity targets.

All applicants are thanked for their interest.

Applications which have not been responded to within 30 days of closing date should be regarded as unsuccessful.

Communication will be with shortlisted candidates only.