Du Plessis - Timberman, Banksman, Onsetter, Nightshift Foreman - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Mark Du Plessis

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa


I am a hard working qualified shaft and construction timberman, with 25 years underground experience. My work is my pride, and I'm reliable, honest, not scared to work under pressure or to work overtime, standbys, or weekends. Working with difficult people, is no problem to me, as I do have excellent leadership-skills, speak funnagalore, english as well as afrikaans. Releived as nightshift foreman from time to time, and would love to have the opportunity to become a qualified production foreman. I do prefer to work in the EAST RAND, seeing my kids are in the right school, Springs, and prefer them to finish their schooling there.


Timberman, Banksman, Onsetter, Nightshift Foreman


repairs and maintenance on mine shafts, blasting underground-boxes, load and unload of people and materials, seal off hauliges,etc, bell operator, slinging materials, building dams, laying rails and tracks, changing switches, changing grizzlies on ore passes, pilating heavy materials down/up shafts, keeping all safety devices in working order.

Work History

Shaft and construction Timber-man

3 Shaft Kloof- a division of Goldfields

June 1996 - February 2011

shaft repairs and maintenance, blasting boxes and ore-passes underground, operated as onsetter, banks-man and shaft timberman, relieved as night shift foreman from time to time, load and unload of workers and materials, building dam-walls underground, risk assessments and safety.

Shaft and Construction Timberman

Kloof Gold Mine 3 shaft

January 1983 - February 2011

All shaft timber-man duties, maintenance and repairs of shafts, blasting underground where needed, load and unload of people and materials, etc.


Relieving night shift foreman

Making sure production runs smoothly, work replacements should a worker be absent from the job, handle complains and reports to the mine-captain, making sure the telly up to date, handling grievances and find solutions, make sure waste wasn't tipped into the reefs to avoid dilution, keeping an eye on conveyor belts, tipping into measuring bins, blasting surface-silos or ore-passes hanging up, making sure all materials and workers goes up and down according to schedule, checking that workers work safe and according to mine standards and regulations. Keep an eye on all tram to other shafts.

Shaft and construction timber-man

I am a qualified shaft and construction timberman, and currently I am job-hunting. If you need a shaft timber-man, or want to employ me, contact Mark at 0727890765 / send me an email at markduplessis@ymail.com.


I,ve been working on KLOOF GOLDFIELDS, for the last 25 years, maintained and repaired shafts, blasting boxes underground, night shift -permanently, standby no problem.

mr. M.A. Du Plessis

Shaft and construction timberman on mines with underground blasting certificate, block buster cert, banksman cert, onsetters cert, and 20+years experience, releived as night shift foreman from time to time, available immediately to start working. Duties include shaft repairs and maintenance, speak Funnagalore, blasting boxes underground, build dams etc. undeground. Good leader skills, reliable and standby no problem.

Qualifications & Certifications

Jan De Klerk Technincal High


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