Jobs Application at STA Coal Mining

Company Description:

You’ll make it happen

We’re the world’s leading diamond company, powered by thousands of people around the world, with a mission to support local communities, protect our natural environment and shape a brighter future.

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:

As a Mine Overseer, you will be accountable for the planning, coordination and effective implementation of mining and all related activities to ensure the achievement of operational objectives arising out of the business and mining strategy. The role also holds a legal accountability with a 2.14.1 and a 2.13.12 appointment in terms of the MHSA section 26 of 1996. The main responsibility of this role is to ensure that a dedicated section of the operational process operates effectively from a current and future best practice perspective, with a time frame of 1-2 years.

You are required to:

  • Develop and execute the day to day shift plan utilising their knowledge of the mechanised development cycle to ensure the effective deployment of resources to achieve the shift plan
  • Interpret execution methodologies, and contribute towards development of those, for mining activities and construction related activities
  • Develop framework to conduct risk assessments on all the work to mitigate potential hazards and risks
  • Contribute to a framework to derive safe working standards and procedures for all mining and construction related activities
  • Contribute to development of functional roles and responsibilities for all personnel for mining and related construction
  • Assume legal responsibilities for owner underground team during training
  • Quality control and quality assurance safe working procedures
  • Short term scheduling of mining and construction activities
  • Interpreting the mining designs and plans, annual mining plan requirements and mining results to develop a short-term mining plan
  • Manage, lead, control and motivate team in area of responsibility
  • Ensure appropriate capability within the team to perform all tasks efficiently and effectively and oversee identified training and development activities of staff
  • Managerial authority:  Assign tasks to team members and review their performance within allocated areas
  • Monitoring authority: Observe and/or gain information about the work of specified employees, and those employees are held accountable to provide reasonable information and/or access

Education required:

  • Grade 12 / N3 / Equivalent NQF Level 4 qualification
  • Mine Overseer’s Certificate of Competence for Scheduled Mines
  • Mining Engineering Degree or B-Tech in Mining or equivalent qualification will be advantageous
  • Blasting Certificate for Underground Hard Rock, or equivalent

Experience & knowledge required:

  • At least 10 years of mining experience at metalliferous mines
  • Minimum of 5 years underground mining experience, which MUST be in a mechanised mining development environment
  • Minimum of 3 years underground supervisory experience as a appointed Mine Overseer

In-depth knowledge and experience of:

  • Trackless Mining machinery and trackless mining best practices
  • Underground mining practices and related operations environment
  • Safety, Health and Environmental Legislation and standards applicable to underground mining
  • Understanding of the mechanised development cycle
  • Knowledge of Mining systems

Other requirements:

  • Computer Literacy
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • Effective communication skills in English (written and verbal)
  • Valid EB/Code 08 Drivers License with own vehicle
  • Successfully obtain a Red Ticket (Medical Fitness certificate) and Security clearance on mine
  • The post is dependent on the successful completion of the Company’s pre-employment protocol such as qualifications verification, relevant psychometric assessments and a clear security clearance

How to apply

  • Submit CV’s at

  • Submit applications on or before the CLOSING DATE: 24 May 2024

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