Operator (Explosives Truck) – Kudumane

Omnia (Pty) LTD
Hotazel, Northern Cape


We are recruiting for a Truck Operator to load holes with explosive products utilising a mixer-placer truck, according to BME standards. Responsible for truck inspection and maintenance. A successful candidate must have a Matric with Maths and Code 14 Drivers License with Dangerous Goods Permit. Clean Criminal Record and must be recommended on Vienna Test System (Advanced Driving).


– Grade 12 with Maths – Code 14 – In possession of a Professional Driving Permit (PDP) – Dangerous Goods and Passengers permit (DGP)


3 years Truck Driving experience (preferably in mining a environment) in driving heavy duty vehicles (EC1)


• Conducts the prescribed pre-use inspections and completion of the checklist prior to use of the truck • Ensures that immediate corrections or repairs have to be brought about before driving off when any problems in the red category are detected • Makes the necessary corrections or repairs in the event of detecting any problems in the blue category, on site if possible, otherwise to report this for correction within 24 hours • Signs the checklist and ensures that it is also signed by the Foreman and the mechanic • Calibrates the instrumentation on the truck plant to ensure that all metrics remain correct or after major repairs were done on the vehicle, on a monthly basis • Cleans the vehicle on an ongoing basis so that it is presentable in the eye of the public and takes personal pride in it • Completes for Truck Performance administration on a daily basis • Greases, captures and signs off the truck on a weekly basis • Calibrates the sample required scale on a daily basis • Drives the truck safely and responsibly in all weather conditions and on all road surface conditions when picking up or delivering product to the blasting site, responsible for • Ensures that all the prescribed legal paperwork is in truck (e.g., copies of manufacturing permits, CTP, TTP, as stated in work instruction) • Supervises the loading of the truck at the silos with the required product by the Truck Assistant • Ensures that all SHERQ requirements are met • Receives the charging instruction from the Blaster • Carries out an inspection of all the holes and measures and records them to ensure that they are drilled to the correct depth • Reports any out of spec holes to blaster • Performs calculations to determine the correct mass of product to be loaded in each hole and reports any discrepancies to with the Foreman • Inspects all the pumps and settings prior to commencing with the pumping process • Takes a sample of the product and then analyses it to assess the product density prior to commencing the charging process • Reports any out of spec analyses to the Foreman and will only start the pumping when completely satisfied with the product quality • Reports any out of spec settings or equipment to the Foreman and will only start the pumping when completely satisfied with the mechanics of the process • Engages the pumping process and loading the holes according to the design specs while ensuring all prescribed SHERQ requirements are met • Takes a sample of the product as per BME standards, and/or customer requirements, to ensure that the product quality remains within spec and records it on the sheet provided • Performs general administrative duties such as correct completion of loading sheets, pre-use checklists, as per BME standards. • Complete grease schedules, calibrations and truck performance. • Supervises the work of the Truck Assistant

Job Competencies

– Truck driving skills under all road conditions – Numerical skills – Attention to detail – Accuracy – Mechanical ability (advantageous) – Interpersonal skills – Trouble shooting (Fault finding) – Communication skills (verbal) – Safety Conscious – Quality Conscious – Reliable – Team Working – Driving heavy duty vehicles