• Posted: October 9, 2019
    Deadline: October 22, 2019
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  • AEL Mining Services is a company based in Johannesburg. The company's principal activity is the manufacture of explosives. It serves the mining and construction industries throughout Africa. Its original name, African Explosives Limited, is abbreviated to AEL.
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    Mining Optimization / UBS Specialist

    Job Description

    • Date of vacancy: Immediate. Local or expatriate contract
    • Department: EMEA – West Africa (Based in Bogoso, Ghana)
    • Geographic Area: Ghana, West Africa

    Required outputs: Functional

    • Conduct AEL value adding projects to customers
    • Develop blast designs, blast enhancement to new innovations and product conversions with emphasis on UBS, CBS and Digishot as applied to underground environments.
    • Monitor product performance and accuracy of timing.
    • Interpret blast design data for safe and efficient blasting.
    • Communicate blast design data to supervisor, customer or subcontractor
    • Identify potential hazards and risks associated with a poor blast design
    • Project involvement with all on-going projects with the department


    • Excellent Technical Report writing, documenting findings and preparation of presentation
    • Coordinate business development
    • Technical coaching and training
    • Continuous professional development
    • People management and development

    Required Skills or Experience

    • Diploma in a technical field (mining, geological, civil, surveying, etc. ) plus 10 years’ experience


    • University degree in a technical field (mining, geological, civil, surveying, etc. ) plus 5 years’ experience
    • Explosives Engineers Certificate

    Job specification

    • Knowledge of both surface and underground mining under different conditions
    • At least 5 years’ each underground and surface mining experience
    • The incumbent will draw on extensive and broad industry experience (Surface and Underground) to apply diversified solutions and techniques to complex situations and as needed.
    • Rely on first principles, fundamental engineering theory and broad industry knowledge to ensure practical solutions
    • Seasoned knowledge of mine methods, mine design, production scheduling and equipment selection
    • Experience in both bulk and selective mining methods

    Personal attributes

    • Competencies (skills, knowledge and characteristics)
    • Interpersonal skills including high degree of cultural sensitivity
    • Group presentation skills
    • Excellent computer skills
    • Analytical
    • Initiative
    • Quality orientation
    • Assertive
    • Negotiator
    • Work independently and on own initiative

    Method of Application

    Please forward application form to : [email protected]

    • Application to be copied to your Manager

    AEL is committed to enabling individuals, previously disadvantaged by discriminatory practices to gain full and equal access to opportunities appropriate to their competency and potential.

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