A vacancy exists at the Underground Department for the position of:

BLASTMAN 

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

The successful candidate shall perform the following duties, among others:

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  • Handle and transport explosive materials in a safe manner according to standard
  • Mark development and production faces and blast without close supervision
  • Charge up holes, down-holes and development
  • Charge up and fire stope blasts according to blast
  • Ensure that all statutory requirements associated with the mining operation are adhered to in full compliance with the Mining Act and other related regulations of the Republic of
  • Ensure working area is safe for personnel and equipment to perform
  • Prepare reports and complete all documentation for charge-up and blasting at the end of
  • Perform any other duty that will be assigned by the

Qualifications and Experience Required

Suitable candidates should have any of the under-listed qualifications, training and experience, or better:

Educational qualification and experience

  • Minimum of basic educational qualifications (BECE/SSCE/NVTI or its equivalent) with at least 7 years’ underground
  • Previously employed in an underground blasting
  • A strong focus towards safety and hazard
  • Must demonstrate strong work ethics and be able to communicate courteously with co-

Statutory Competencies

  • Ghanaian Blasting Certificate of competency issued by the Mine
  • Must demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the relevant Mineral and Mining Regulations
  • Should have adequate knowledge and understanding of ventilation circuits, firing procedures (which include electric firing, re-entry procedures, drop raise firing, )
  • Should have knowledge in the use of charge-up kettle and at least two underground mobile
  • Must have a valid First Aid Certificate

Others

  • Good knowledge in underground safety and ardent crusader of workplace safety
  • Must possess a valid Ghanaian driving and operating licences (C Class) and can drive

Abilities and Skills:

  • Exceptional skill in applying discretion, judgement and initiative within established guidelines, rules and procedures
  • Should be conversant with industrial safety, health and environmental
  • Should be self-motivated and be committed to meeting operational deadlines and
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate meaningfully in English
  • Must be a holder of a valid Ghanaian vehicle driving

Remuneration Package and Growth Opportunities

This position goes with a very competitive package of salary, benefits and work roster.

It will provide you with an excellent opportunity to further develop your career in underground mechanized mining while working alongside experienced industry professionals in a safe, dynamic and outcome-focused environment.

MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested applicants should submit their applications which include current CV, covering letter, educational and professional certificates and other relevant documents, to wrecruitments@gsrgh.com or the address below:

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HR & ADMINISTRATION MANAGER GOLDEN STAR (WASSA) LIMITED

  1. M. B. TARKWA

The closing date for submission of applications is 2 weeks from date of publication Note: Only short-listed applicants shall be contacted.

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