Afrimat Mining Services: Drilling and Blasting Internship

Job Summary

Afrimat Mining Services has a vacancy for the Drilling and Blasting Internship.

Closing date: 01 March 2024

The candidates must be medically fit in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act and the Company standards for medical fitness.

Job Purpose

Afrimat Mining Services has a vacancy for a: Drilling and Blasting Intern.

Careers at Afrimat

Afrimat is a leading mid-tier mining and materials company. The Group listed on the JSE Main Board in 2006 and is currently listed in the Basic Materials: General Mining sector.

The group supplies a broad range of products ranging from Construction Materials (aggregates, bricks, blocks, pavers and readymix concrete), Industrial Minerals (lime and lime products), and Bulk Commodities (iron ore, anthracite and manganese).

As part of Afrimat’s diversification strategy, we are constantly looking for more opportunities to grow our product offering.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Designing of blasts according to specific parameter requirements
  • Ordering of explosives and loading explosives into blast holes
  • Blasting Scheduling to ensure that workplace safety explosives handeling, storage,and tarnsport protocols are adhered to
  • Manage drill rig production, drilling space and bench preparation
  • Implementing Shift rosters and Supervising legal compliance
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  • Completing blast reports and ensuring legal compliance
  • Compiling contractor packs, work permits and mainraining reports
  • Perform other duties as assigned by teir manager
  • Be Willing to travel
  • Be prepared to work after hours when needed
  • Will be able to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Will be able to work independently as well in a team environment


  • BSc Degree in Mining related course
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Valid SA ID
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Planning and detailed execution of plans
  • Safety driven effective multi-tasking and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft office

How to Apply

In line with the Company’s commitment to Employment Equity and diversifying its workforce, applications from the designated groups and historically disadvantaged students will be given priority consideration.

Afrimat is committed to fair and ethical recruitment practices that sustains consistent delivery towards diversity and inclusion, effective performance and job engagement.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The Company reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Click or tap the relevant button below each job title above to apply directly on the Afrimat careers portal.

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