De Beers Group: Underground Mining Assistants

Business Unit / Group Function: De Beers Group
Area: Mining
Location: Musina, South Africa
Reference Id: REF40621W
Experience / Work Type: Entry Level / Permanent Employee

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.

We have an exciting opportunity for Mining Assistants crew for underground environment.

Venetia Mine is South Africa’s most valuable diamond mine. As we develop the mine underground, it is also one of the largest infrastructure projects in the country. Venetia Underground Project (VUP) is a complexed underground mechanised development, shaft and mine construction project to deliver an operational Sub Level Cave mine operation. Experienced and effective management and control of the project works and mining operations through major contractors (EPC, Mining Contractor) and owner functions is essential for Safe, timely and effective delivery of the project

Job Description:

Your responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Assist the Miner to perform safe declaration (SLAM)
  • Perform visual Inspections of equipment before, and during operation according to departmental procedures to minimise breakdowns and operational losses by the timeous reporting of defects / abnormalities to Supervisor.
  • Contribute to a culture of zero harm by adhering to all requirements as laid down by legislation and health, safety, environmental and security policies and procedures, and by the application of specific instructions to own work area and task completion
  • Conduct efficient housekeeping of equipment and work area in accordance with departmental requirements.
  • Perform all activities according to instructions, procedures and mining needs.
  • Participate in cost saving initiatives and adhere to financial procedures.

This role is in the Mining Department at a BL Level and reporting to the Miner.



  • Grade 12 / N3 / Equivalent NQF Level 4 qualification (essential)
  • Valid EB/Code 8 Drivers License (essential)
  • Required classification as per VTS testing for specific role
  • Competent B and A certificate for Underground (advantageous)
  • Blasting Assistance certificate for Underground (advantageous)

Experience & knowledge required:

  • Minimum of 1 year’s practical experience in an underground mining environment (advantageous)
  • As an advantage, one should have sound knowledge and experience of:
  • Underground mining practices and operations
  • Underground blasting practices and operations
  • Underground construction services
  • Underground drilling knowledge and skills
  • Safety, Health and Environmental Legislation and standards applicable to underground mining

Other requirements:

  • Be prepared to work shifts, do standby duties, callouts, and work overtime as per what the role may require
  • Must have strong administrative and organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, be independent and a self-starter
  • Ability to be working at heights
  • Medical Certificate of Fitness to work underground. Medical assessment will include vertigo and claustrophobia amongst others. Able to tolerate physical exertion
  • The post is dependent on the successful completion of the Company’s pre-employment protocol such as qualifications verification, relevant psychometric and technical assessments and security clearance
Additional information:

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.

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
  • Preference will be given to Venetia employees who meet the criteria
  • All applications must be accompanied by a formal letter from the Municipality or Tribal Council on an original letterhead confirming that the applicant is from the local area. This confirmation should have a date stamp not older than three months. Any false information provided in the application form will be investigated and may lead to formal disciplinary action that could lead to the dismissal of the employee. This proof must be submitted along with proof of the qualification.
  • To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.
  • Only applicants from within the Labour sending areas of Venetia Mine (Musina/Blouberg) will be considered for this position.

Apply Online for the De Beers Group: Underground Mining Assistants

Closing Date: 09 April, 2023

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