x2 General Miner job vacancies at Zululand Anthracite Colliery

Job Summary

Zululand Anthracite Colliery is hiring General Miner x2 posts.

Closing date: 12 February 2024

Location:  Emakhalathini, South Africa.

Zululand Anthracite Colliery would like to recruit two Miners to be based at the Maye –B section.

Qualification and Experience

  • Grade 12 (Standard 10)
  • Fiery Mine Blasting Certificate
  • Gas Testing Certificate compulsory
  • Competent A & B Certificate
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Minimum 3 years post certificate experience
  • At least 5 years mining experience, post blasting certificate, with exposure to stonework, dykes, faults, low seam, conventional drill and blast, development and stooping, continuous miner.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning, organising and controlling all work pertaining to mining coal.
  • Comply and ensure compliance to mine COP’s and regulations.
  • Achieve all targets for his/her department safely.
  • Ensure safety and production targets are met at all times

  • To perform safety and risk assessment at the working place to prevent accidents and incidents, such as Planned task observations, take 5, on the job training and safety tools
  • Maintain discipline of workforce
  • Control and manage labour complement under his/her supervision.
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  • Safety: Ensure legal compliance of health and safety for own section, ensure that the early shift examination is conducted: Water down, Cutting Online, sound and Barring. Coordinate safety talks at the safety place (“No safety, no production”), assist with incident/accident investigations, ensure that everybody wear PPE, ensure everybody is licensed in the section, ensure that first aid is conducted.

  • Tools and Equipment: Ensure the legal compliance of all machinery and that all operators completes checklist before operating the machine. To also ensure that all operators are licensed.

  • Operations: Collect keys, GDI (Gas detecting instrument), lessor and radio, conduct waiting place meeting, reviews, plan for day and deploy team, physically ensure that the work is conducted according to SOPs, oversee cutting rate, Oversee the Shuttle car loading operations, order according to procurement control, receives shift’s Survey plans, coordinate marking for cutting, coordinate the cutting: A-Support, B-Deface, Marks off. Communicate with control room, shaft clear the section of workers.
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  • People Management: Ensure that the section is staffed, fit for work, daily attendance managed properly and discipline is managed and there is motivated team to meet the targets safely.
  • End of shift: Order material, signs off shift clearance documentation, hands in GDI and keys kit and provide Shift Supervisor with a verbal/written report.

Skills and Abilities

  • Motivational Skills
  • Organisational Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Team leadership
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Blasting

How to Apply



Please attach all your qualifications as per the advert and the application letter. Due to a large number of applications expected; only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

If you have not heard from us within 14 days from the closing date, you should regard your application as unsuccessful. Preference will be given to African females and Indian males, in line with the Company’s Employment Equity requirements.


  • Itumeleng Tladi

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