Shift Boss, Production – QAQC

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Job description:


Support successful delivery of production through multiple operation projects in Drilling and Blasting and Implementation of quality control in all processes involved in Drilling and Blasting.


Key Performance Areas

  • Under limited supervision by the QAQC Coordinator, the Shift Boss will coordinate the drill and blast QAQC to achieve the daily, weekly and monthly production targets.
  • Manage the Drill and Blast QAQC dipping team
  • Weekly inspection of MMU calibration status
  • Enforce usage of all available resources to deliver quality blasts for all downstream processes

Ensures production performance risks are minimized by eliminating SHEQ and asset risks

  • Enforce compliance to company standard operating procedures and mining regulations
  • Perform audits on Explosives contractor for VOD, Ground Vibration, Air over pressure and MMU certifications.
  • Drive ‘THINK’ coach campaign within the section       

Executes production according to plan with all quality and quantity targets met at a standard cost or better.

  • Align resources allocation with daily production targets
  • Encourage team participation in eliminating production problems.

Provide leadership to the team

  • Provides coaching for direct subordinates to enable them to improve their performance.
  • Boost team morale and enhance team building by ensuring that there is a shared value system in production that leads to high levels of commitment to the goals of the project.


  • Grade Twelve (12) Certificate
  • Certificate/Diploma in Mining Engineering or Equivalent
  • Blasting License holder
  • First Aid certificate holder
  • Member of EIZ and Registered Member with ERB
  • Valid Driver’s Licence – C1


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an open pit mining environment.
  • Familiarity with the use of tools, fixtures and equipment for blasting aids

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