AECI – Field Services Superintendent 2017

Company: AEL Mining
Job Title: Field Services Superintendent
Job Type Classification: Permanent
Number of Positions: 1
Location – Town / Site: Black Rock
Location – Province: Northern Cape
Location – Country: South Africa

Job Description
AEL is looking to recruit a Field Services Superintendent to work at BlackRock Mine. To manage AEL Mining Services bulk explosives business at mine site(s) in addition to the management of the operation of all associated plant equipment and assets. This includes raw materials, people, plant and equipment. The position also carries legal responsibility.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Monitor the supply of emulsion, ANPP and Sodium Nitrite and ensure that procedures and operating instructions are adhered to.
  • Maintain accurate records of such stocks and submit cycle counts in SAP/R3 timeously.
  • Ensure that scheduled maintenance of equipment is carried out as specified in the maintenance manual.
  • Trouble-shoot and initiate appropriate corrective action when necessary.
  • Monitor and advise mine personnel on best charging practices and product application.
  • Ensure the charging units’ logbooks are maintained and updated and that MMU utilisation data is recorded.
  • Maintain logbook and be accountable for the utility vehicle(s) on site.
  • Hold the necessary site meetings and have proof of such on file.
  • Ensure that waste is removed from site and logged on the weekly report.
  • Communicate regularly with customers.
  • Perform daily quality checks on the products used and carry out PJOs and on-bench inspections as per World Class standards.
  • Ensure that the site is brought up to operational excellence and maintained above 90% on all relevant pillars.
  • Growth of the Operators and Assistants.
  • Responsible for full Magazine Master duties/
  • Monitor the supply of emulsion, packaged explosives and initiating systems and ensure that procedures and operating instructions are adhered to/

Qualifications & Experience

  • Grade 12.
  • Surface Blasting certificate is essential.
  • Valid Code (08) Drivers Licence.
  • Magazine master certificate.
  • Analytical thinking, Interpersonal Awareness, Critical Information Seeking, Development Orientation,
  • Customer Service Orientation, Safety Awareness.
  • Previous experience in opencast mining will be advantageous.
  • Extensive knowledge of the operational excellence will be advantageous.


  • Sense of urgency
  • Be able to work under pressure
  • Good written and oral communication skills with all level in the organisation
  • Problem solving skills
  • Accuracy
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Flexible
  • Team player
  • Follow-up on actions for completion
  • Work independently and on own initiative
  • Self starter
  • Living the AEL Values

How to Apply: Apply Online Here.

Closing Date: 5 December 2017.

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