Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Job Opportunity at AUMS, Underground Charge Up Operator


Underground Charge Up Operator
Underground Charge Up Operator 

African Underground Mining Services (AUMS) is an international leader in mechanised hard rock underground mining. AUMS is part of Perenti (Formerly the Ausdrill Group), an ASX 200 company and Australia’s second largest integrated mining services provider. We are a global leader in hard rock underground mining; together with Barminco we operate across Africa in Tanzania, Egypt, Ghana, and Burkina Faso and in Australia and India. We are driven by the continued success at our operations and exceeding our client’s expectations – both in terms of safety and performance.

The collective talent and expertise of our workforce is the key to our success, and we are looking for talented people to join our business. We seek to build teams who are loyal, committed to our company values and dedicated to helping our clients.

In return, we provide state of the art facilities, equipment, technology and opportunities to work on projects in Australia and Overseas. We look forward to receiving your application for the following position.

Underground Charge Up Operator

Geita Gold Mine, Geita

Position purpose:

This position is responsible for carrying out charging of Jumbo development rounds, stripping rounds and longhole stopes in a safe and efficient manner.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Use of a variety of explosives and initiating systems, depending on drill pattern, rock type and hole dimension;
  • Handle and transport explosive material in a safe manner according to procedures;
  • Charge up holes, down-holes and development drives;
  • Charge Up and fire stope blasts according to blast plan;
  • Ensure working area is safe for personnel and equipment to perform duties;
  • Liaise with Geologists, Engineers and Shift Supervisors to optimize blast designs;
  • Propping Stope Blast Holes and produce and accurate Stope Prep plan;
  • Full understanding of Charge Plans and charge Stopes according to plan;
  • Have good communication and written skills.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5 years Experience in Production Charging;
  • Experience with ICON Charging and Logging;
  • Experience Charging with both Emulsion and Anfo;
  • Understanding and ability to conduct Density testing of Emulsion.
  • Experience in operating a Normet Charmec LC605 charging unit;
  • Sound mechanical knowledge of both the Normet and Hypercharge Unit;
  • Valid Tanzanian Driver’s License;
  • Tanzanian Blast Certificate
  • Flexible and willingness to assist with varied tasks and responsibilities;
  • Previously employed in an underground Charge-Up role;
  • A strong focus toward safety and hazard identification.


Only applications with a current Resume attached will be considered for employment.

Please send your CV along with a detailed covering letter via email recruitment@aumsgh.com

Application letters should reach the above on or before 6th January 2020,18hr00.



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