Blaster in Charge / Licensed Blaster

Full Time
Baystate Blasting
Posted 7 years ago

Always Welcome to Join Our Growing Team


Performs blasting activity in accordance with job specifications to achieve anticipated production within specific timeline.  This position supports the direction of Project Manager and General Manager and reports blasting results and status to both for input and direction.


  • Blast-hole loading design and initiation
  • Works as jobsite blaster, blaster in charge, and manages job site team
  • Securing a safe blast area – identifies blast site problems and resolves with management, if necessary
  • Verifies that pre-blast inspections have been conducted prior to blasting
  • Performs all necessary pre-blast tests and seismograph setup as needed
  • Understands and follows all company/industry safety policies and practices
  • Places supply and material requests per company procedures
  • Monitors the relationship between blast pattern and type of digging and reports results to management
  • Documents use of explosives and accurately complete all required inventory tracking paperwork; including field blast reports, required trip manifest forms as needed and magazine inventory paperwork.
  • Expected to transport explosives across state lines, as needed per job
  • Attends all company meetings & safety trainings as required
  • Must be flexible to customer demands including scheduling and working around weather changes
  • All other duties as assigned


  • High School Degree
  • Possess valid Blasting Certificates (minimum 1 state, but multiple state certificates a plus)
  • Must have good communications skills
  • Must hold a valid CDL with hazmat endorsement (able to transport across state lines) and a good driving record
  • Out of town/state travel
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check with Federal & State agencies (ATF / DOT)
  • Knowledge and experience (at least 6 months) of blasting techniques: blast design, loading holes, grade & elevation readings, securing blast site, identifying explosives
  • Proficient in all areas of drill operations, with a variety of drills and their operations & maintenance
  • Experience with various Seismic Monitors and their operations & maintenance

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50lbs., 30-40% of the time
  • Work on uneven and loose surfaces in varying weather conditions
  • Ability to bend 30-40% of the time

Job Features

Job CategoryBlaster

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