Shift Boss: Ground Handling Job in De Beers Group Musina, Limpopo, South Africa

Full Time

Website De Beers Group

This Job Listing is about De Beers Group in Musina, Limpopo, South Africa 2022

About the job

You’ll make it happen

Inclusive, supportive and innovative – come and be part of our bright future at Venetia! South Africa’s most valuable diamond mine is currently being developed underground. This opportunity allows you to be part of one of the largest infrastructure projects in the country.

The Shift Boss: Mining is accountable for the coordination of all relevant mining activities as set out in the mining plan.

This person is accountable for:

Coordinating and monitoring mining activities to ensure adherence to mine standards and operational targets. Supervision and operational control of underground crusher chambers, apron feeders, conveyor belts and shafts loading stations. Supervising and coordination of ground handling activities in order to achieve daily, weekly and monthly production targets Planning of all mining activities in accordance with mining and other schedules and allocating resources as required. Coordinating shift hand over by checking relevant documentation, the required physical mining activities and available resources, and communicating these to team members of the relevant mining crew. Performing identified administrative duties according to legal and procedural requirements.

Our dedication to quality and high performance extends to our workforce, so we seek talented, ambitious people who will thrive in an environment which fosters individuality, inclusivity and creativity. If you like the idea of challenging and stimulating work in a diverse team, we’d like to hear from you.

Job Description

  • Pursue and drive a culture of zero harm and ensure all aspects of the work are completed in adherence to the De Beers’ Safety, Health, Security and Environmental standards and systems.
  • Implement safety, health, environmental and security programs to ensure adherence to relevant policies and procedures.
  • Prioritise and assign work to allocated resources to ensure delivery of the mining plan to the required standards within the correct timeframes.
  • Gather and analyse relevant information arising from mining activities to compile reports according to departmental procedures and requirements.
  • Accountable for managing the individual and team performance of the relevant mining crew on site.
  • Order and monitor material levels to ensure sufficient availability according to operational needs.
  • Communicate operational information and changes to relevant stakeholders to minimise delays in mining activities.
  • Continuously analyse relevant mining activities to recommend or implement improvements and changes to maximise outputs.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders of various mining processes to ensure operational optimisation and efficiency.
  • Recommend and incorporate cost saving initiatives into budgets and control expenditure within approved parameters.
  • Conduct accident and incident investigations according to organisational standards.
  • Monitor adherence of service providers according to the scope of work as determined in service level agreements.


Formal qualifications:

  • Grade 12 / N3 / Equivalent NQF Level 4 qualification
  • Blasting Certificate for Underground Hard Rock / Equivalent Qualification
  • Underground Shift Boss certificate
  • A Supervisory qualification would be advantageous
  • Onsetters Certificates advantageous

Additional requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years underground mining experience of which at least 2 years must have been as a Shift Supervisor / Controller
  • Code B Driver’s License
  • Required classification as per VTS testing for specific role Orange
  • Medical Certificate of Fitness to work underground
  • Computer Literacy

Role-specific knowledge:

  • Underground mining practices and related operations environment
  • Safety, Health and Environmental Legislation and standards applicable to underground mining
  • Underground ground handling systems, boxfronts, chutes, crushers, conveyor belts, apron feeders
  • Blasting below engineering infrastructure

Who We Are:

Venetia Mine – South Africa

De Beers Group is a company with a rich history and a sparkling future.

Since 1888 our experts have searched the world for nature’s most precious gem. Our diamonds bring beauty to the world. But we think they can do so much more. We want our diamonds, and our business, to make life brilliant – for our people, our customers, and the world around us.

Venetia Mine is part of De Beers Group Managed Operations Business which integrates mines, operations and support functions in the De Beers Group producer countries of Canada and South Africa to shape a safe, sustainable future for De Beers Group’s people, shareholders, communities and partners.


Safety first is a way of life for us. We are unconditional about the safety, health and well-being of our colleagues, at work and at home, and about that of the communities where we work. We aim to lead the industry by investing in innovation to protect people, who are at the heart of our business. Our high performing teams take accountability for their own and others’ actions, work collaboratively, and always show care and respect.

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Inclusion and Diversity

Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfil their potential.

How To Apply

  • For all internal applicants, you are required to complete an internal application form and attach detailed CV. This form must be accompanied with a signature from your immediate line manager and Head of Department, failure to do so would render your application invalid

Submit applications on or before the CLOSING DATE: 22 April 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine

Since safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines have become widely available this year, we have strongly encouraged employees to get vaccinated at the earliest possible opportunity. However, as vaccines have been proven to be a very effective and safe way of protecting people and reducing Covid-19 transmission, we have now announced our intent to introduce a policy that requires Covid-19 vaccination for access to all sites and offices. This policy would apply to all new joiners to the company as well as existing employees and contractors.

We are in the process of undertaking a comprehensive engagement process with all our stakeholders about our intent. This is so we can tailor our approach in each country, including ensuring what we do is lawful. Once this is complete, we will look to implement the policy. There may be differences in how and when it is implemented due to local context and legal requirements.

Company: De Beers Group

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Entry level 

Job Location: Musina, Limpopo, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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