General Assistant job vacancy at Omnia. Apply if you’ve got Grade 12 with Maths!

Job Summary

Omnia Group is seeking to hire a General Assistant.

Closing date: 26 February 2024

Location: Fourways

Reference NumberOMN240216-3
Job TitleGeneral Assistant (RoG) (Sishen)
CompanyBME a division of Omnia

Location: Sishen, Northern Cape, South Africa

Job Purpose

Role impacts:
• Technical field
• Housekeeping and maintenance
• Quality control

Key Relationship:

• Senior Management/Management
• Customers
• Support Teams
• Operations
• Any other stakeholder as may be deemed important and relevant from time to time

Careers at Omnia

The Omnia Group is a leading, diversified group of companies that manufactures and supplies chemicals, specialist services and solutions to the agriculture, mining and chemical industries.

With a 70-year legacy, our innovative culture, intellectual capital, and industry relationships drive safer and more efficient solutions. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, Omnia operates in 26 countries with a distribution network spanning 40 countries.

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A key priority will always be on providing safe and healthy working conditions for all employees. Omnia is dedicated to our workers’ long-term wellbeing and personal well-being. The Group takes a holistic and integrated approach to employee wellness, which includes working with onsite occupational health services and hiring wellness specialists.

At Omnia, we believe that everything is connected. We nurture life for the present and for the future, touching everything that makes your life easier, every day.

It is our aim to provide and maintain a safe work environment where our people thrive within a high-performance culture. Explore available opportunities.


• Grade 12 with Maths


• Code 08 / Code B Licence
• Magazine Master Ticket
• Blasting assistant certificate (MQA)
• Stemming Loader


  • • Previous experience in blasting / mining environment
    • 2 years blasting assistant experience

Duties and Responsibilities

• Risk assessment and Safe work declarations to be done with the blaster at the place of work before entering workplace as per client requirements
• Assisting the blaster for preparing the blast / charge-up area by meeting all the statutory, legal, client and BME requirements/standards/prescriptions

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• Together with the Blaster, inspects the site to determine the target block and to plan the blasting process
• Marks off the working area by erecting the prescribed barricading material as prescribed by the client
• Required to map the holes to ensure that all the required holes correctly placed
• Required to measure and check the depth of the holes, and to ensure that they are all correctly drilled within the prescribed parameters

• In the event of detecting any deviations from prescriptions, responsible for behaving assertively and taking the necessary steps to rectify matters, e.g., by interacting and communicating to mine staff, drill contractor or the Foreman
• On instruction from the Blaster, required to collect the correct accessories to carry out the blasting assignment successfully

• Responsible to place all detonators and boosters at the collar of the hole to prepare for priming of the blast holes as per the blast plan issued by the mine
• Responsible for priming the holes by carefully inserting detonators into boosters, attaching weigh-down material to the primer, and lower this primer in the hole under the supervision of the blaster

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Job Competencies

• Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
• Numerical skills
• Attention to detail
• Strong communication/interpersonal skills
• Report-writing abilities

How to Apply

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  • Itumeleng Tladi

    Itumeleng teaches high school Mathematics in Groote Schuur. In addition to curating career opportunities on, Itumeleng mentors a community group of youth in STEAM. At chess, he's Western Cape's best.

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