Austin Powder Internal

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Blaster USA

at Austin Powder Internal

Posted: 8/29/2017
Job Reference #: 402
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

AL, Summit


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Last Updated:
6/21/17 11:26 AM


About Austin Powder

Austin Powder Company began in 1833 to manufacture black powder to blast rocks, mine coal, create canals, and literally move mountains. Today Austin Powder is a world leader in the blasting industry, we provide blasting services and commercial explosives throughout North America and the World. We primarily service the construction, mining, quarry, and seismic exploration industries. We are an industry leader in the manufacturing of detonating cord, detonator-sensitive emulsions, cast boosters, high-explosive emulsions, and non-electric detonators.

Summary of the Role

Austin Powder Company is seeking a Blaster for our Summit, AL location. As a Blaster you will provide blasting services at the customer site to meet the established customer requirements in support of the location’s strategic plan and regulatory compliance.

Duties / Responsibilities

  • Reviews drill patterns and diagrams, determines product and shot layout necessary to meet customer needs.

  • Communicates blast details with all personnel on job site and performs duties necessary to prepare and detonate shot.

  • Conducts Pre/Post Shot Safety Audit at every shot service event.

  • Completes necessary event paperwork/shot report documentation as per Austin Powder policy.

  • Complies with customers’ policies/procedures, and ensures that the shot crew does the same.

  • Coordinates the handling of all customer issues, blast area incidents, and/or public concerns related to the event with appropriate personnel.

  • Communicates regularly with the sales representative and/or Location Manager regarding customer accounts, as required by the Location.

  • Assists in all duties required in the blast area as directed and maintain a safe and healthy work environment.

  • Maintains safe working conditions.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Current Blaster’s license Required

  • Experience of all initiation systems and Laser profiling and Seismograph

  • High school diploma or Equivalent

  • Class B CDL with clean driving record preferred

  • HAZMAT, Tanker & Air Brakes endorsements preferred

  • Must meet requirements of all State and Federal explosive laws (“possessor of explosives” as defined by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives BATFE).

  • Must be at least 21 years of age, as required by the BATFE.

  • Successfully pass pre-employment (post offer) drug screen and motor vehicle records check

  • Criminal background check will be conducted

  • Knowledge and able to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),  Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE).

Physical Requirements

  • Able to work outside in all weather conditions

  • Frequent lifting of 40-50 pound product bags or boxes.


  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • 401(k) / Profit Sharing Plan

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Life / AD&D Insurance

  • Short Term-Disability

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Opportunities for career growth and advancement

Austin Powder Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled Employer.

For more information about the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at.