Lead Blaster

Chehalis - Washington - United States - Oil, Gas & Mining - Mining - Technical - Professional Bachelor

Advance your career in the commercial explosives industry, with this permanent role for a leading company that provides blast solutions and quality explosive products.

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Sarah Logan, Account manager

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About this role

As Lead Blaster reporting to the Site Manager, you will be the expert in designing, preparing, and detonating planned explosive related blasts with correct, safe, and effective use of explosives. You'll be completing blasting reports, inventory records and all appropriate documentation in alignment with both the Company and customer's requirements at a variety of locations.

Safety is paramount and you will use practices consistent with both company policies and all procedures from applicable technical modules, Surface Blasting SOP, work site, regulatory and safety policies and procedures. You'll need thorough knowledge of relevant blast products and processes, as well as explosive and mining industries and practices. You'll use your general knowledge and understanding of explosives technology, basic geology, and seismology to design the appropriate use of explosives for each customer.

You'll be travelling, so you must be able to drive and operate straight bed vehicles over public roads to get explosive products to company or customer sites in a timely and safe manner. You'll also be required to operate a bulk/blend truck in order to prepare and deliver quality explosive products to customer sites. You'll use your HSE knowledge to operate and perform maintenance on straight, ANFO, and dewatering trucks, to deliver and offload product using safe procedures and practices.

Other duties include:

  • Calibrating equipment, calculating fuel percentages and checking emulsion density
  • Loading and unloading all trucks, and maintain magazines, sites, and inventories
  • Investigating all product complaints and poor performing blasts, and reporting these to the proper bodies
  • Developing your own expert capability in Value-In-Use applications, including electronic detonators, gassing and blasting technology

You'll need knowledgeable of, and be able to comply with applicable DOT, OSHA, MSHA, EPA, and BATFE. You'll be able to work accurately with numbers and perform simple mathematical calculations. You will work with the Industry Sales Team on technical sales and marketing support for targeted national/major accounts.

You'll use your people skills to develop professional relationships with both internal and external customers, responding in a professional and timely manner to address problems and business requests. You'll be able to spot and suggest better service requirements to continually improve customer profitability.

About you

Must haves:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
    Minimum high school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of one year of related explosives industry work (i.e. bulk truck operator, de-watering truck operator)
  • Must satisfy the requirements for a “possessor of explosives” as defined by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
  • You'll need to have (or be able to acquire) and maintain all appropriate licenses and certifications required by federal, state and county entities (e.g. blaster licenses)
  • You'll need a valid CDL with HAZMAT and Air Brakes endorsements

Also required are basic computer skills, and the ability to learn the use of technical tools. You will need to satisfactorily complete and demonstrate your competencies in the Company's specified training modules, including technical, regulatory and other applicable skill-based training.

If you are a team player, ready to accelerate your career in a rewarding and exciting role in a world-class company, apply today.

Our client is offering generous vacation time plus PTO. There's full health benefits including HSA employer contributions and a dental plan. Add in a 401k match, additional company contribution to reward length of service and tuition reimbursement, and you can see what a great opportunity this is!

Don't delay - send your resume in today.

What we offer

Why apply through Brunel? You benefit directly from our partnerships with clients to be an extension of their HR team. We have access to hiring authorities and will navigate the entire process for you, from submitting your resume to coordinating interviews to extending offers and assisting with on-boarding. Let us do the legwork and you can get on with the job.

About us

Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That’s what we continually strive for. Over 40 years, we’ve created a global network of interesting clients and talented individuals working together through a vast array of services. Join us today.


  • Vacancy number: PUB211529
  • Location: Chehalis
  • Market: Oil, Gas & Mining
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Mining
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Technical
  • Closing date: Thursday, May 30, 2019
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Feel free to contact


Sarah Logan

Account manager Brunel Energy USA Houston


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