Shift Boss – UG (Mining / Blasting / Safety / Risk Assesment) – Limpopo, South Africa

Southern Africa
Posted 3 weeks ago

Reference No. 1 03 23 NM

Reference Number: 1 03 23 NM

Job Description:

Our client, a mining service provider, is seeking a Shift Boss to join their team in Limpopo. The ideal incumbent must have experience in the underground mining industry.


  • Ensure compliance with the Mine Health and Safety Act, mine policies, procedures and standards.
  • Plan and organise resources, people and equipment to ensure the safe execution of the production schedule.
  • Plan, coordinate and control the production activities of the section.
  • Exercise and entrench basic principles of safety and mining.
  • Receive and interpret handover reports from the previous Shift Boss or previous shift in your section.
  • Conduct meeting with Miners and report on previous shift status, finalise daily plan per area, issue specific instructions and receive updates from Miners regarding resource availability.
  • Fill in the Shift Boss logbook at the end of the shift and ensure that all appointments are done and updated and signed off by relevant appointees.
  • Identify constraints and deviations from the plan and issue new instructions if necessary.
  • Identify own priorities including PTOs and communicate constraints to relevant stakeholders.
  • Conduct Plan Tasks Observations.
  • Inspect services: ventilation, compressed air, water, and drain columns.
  • Escalate problems to line management, monitor progress, and identify delays and constraints.
  • Identify deviations from standard health and safety, production parameters and prioritise work to be done.
  • Investigate incidents and accidents by completing root cause analyses and taking corrective action.
  • Conduct Risk Assessment and stop work in unsafe areas.
  • Obtain, check and refine information.
  • Assist with the implementation of change management to drive transformation and optimisation.
  • Identify and recommend initiatives aimed at eliminating waste, improving productivity and reducing operating costs within scope.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • 5 Years’ experience in underground mining operations.
  • 2 Years of Supervisory experience.
  • 2 Years’ experience as a Miner in a production section.
  • Grade 12 Certificate.
  • Blasting Ticket for Scheduled Mines Certificate.
  • Shift Supervisor Course.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Medical fitness certification.

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • 5 year contract

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Nuraan Marlie at

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Nuraan Marlie

Recruitment Co-ordinator

CA Mining

CA Mining will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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