JOB TITLE: Blaster
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-23 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2018-11-22

Position: Blaster

Job Type Full-time
Job Location: Azerbaijan/Baku


• Assembles, plants, and detonates charges of industrial explosives to loosen earth, rock, stumps, or to demolish structures to facilitate removal: Examines mass, composition, structure, and location of object to be blasted, estimates amount and determines kind of explosive to be used, and marks location of charge holes for drilling.
• Assembles primer and places primer with main charge in hole or near object to be blasted
• Covers charge with mud, sand, clay, or other material and tamps firm to improve detonation and confine force of blast.
• Signals to clear area of personnel and equipment.
• Lights fuse or connects wires from charge to battery or detonator to detonate charge.
• May operate jackhammer, hand drill, or electric drill to bore holes for charges.
• May climb cliffs or banks to plant explosive charge, using ropes and safety harness, and be designated High Scaler.
• May set and detonate explosive charges to improve flow of water into wells and be designated Shooter, Water Well.


•  Knowledge of all applicable local, provincial and federal regulations for surface blasting.
•  Demonstrated experience in surface mine blasting including work under a certified blaster.
•  Knowledge of
•  Blasting safety and communications
•  Blasting regulations
•  Explosive handling and storage
•  Blast pattern design
•  Loading procedures
•  Delay patterns
•  Initiating systems and procedures
•  Administration, reporting, per post-blast survey
•  Troubleshooting blast pre and post blast problems i.e. handling misfires

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