Blaster (Except Underground Mining)

Location: BC Posted Date: March 21, 2017
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Employer Job Id: CareerMine Job Id: 1345236

Job Description

Proponents must have a current WorkSafe BC Blasters' Certificate valid for Forestry Blasting.

General duties of a Forestry Blaster.

Determines strength and pattern of blast required and charges and detonates explosives for surface forestry or quarry to fracture or separate stone or minerals from solid formations: Studies formation to determine amount, type, and location of explosive charge required.

Marks pattern of drill holes or issues drilling instructions for depth and placement of blast holes.
Inserts, packs, or pours explosives, such as dynamite, ammonium nitrate, black powder, or slurries into blast holes and compacts charge, using tamping rod.

Inspects blasting area to ensure that safety laws are observed and posts guards to ensure a clear blast area.

May compile record of blasts.

May keep inventory of blasting agents on hand.

May transport blasting agents to blasting area, using light truck.

Salary: $25.00 - $30.00/Hourly

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