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Explosives Technician

Location: Pueblo West, CO, United States
Date Posted: Mar 16, 2023
Category: Environmental Technicians
Job ID: 120447

Job Description


HPC-Industrial is looking for a Explosives Technician to join their safety conscious team! The Explosives Technician is responsible for the safe and proper execution of HPC-Industrial jobs


·          Ensures Health and Safety is the number one goal by following policies, processes, and acting in a safe manner at all times

·          $20-26/Hr. DOE With incredible Overtime opportunities!

·          Annual boot allowance and all PPE provided

·          Company paid certifications, licenses and training

·          Opportunities for growth and career development.


Essential Duties:

  • Must be approved through a Federal/State background for explosives work

  • May transport personnel and/or equipment including explosives
  • Responsible for safety policies and procedures of both the company and the customer, including hands-on information regarding operations, safety, equipment, emergency response and administrative functions
  • Adheres to all safety procedures and complies with safety processes.
  • Inventories, stores and maintains supplies, tools and equipment
  • May set up staging area and/or work site
  • May review boiler tube thickness before blasting begins
  • Performs outside pole blasting operations
  • Conducts wrapping operation
  • Calculates, fabricates and uses explosive charges
  • Maintains safe separation distance of explosive components
  • May assign tasks for radio operations and utilization
  • An Explosives Technician may assign tasks to the team
  • An Explosives Technician may oversee other Explosive Technicians
  • An Explosives Technician may fabricate explosive charges and set-ups
  • An Explosives Technician may instruct other technicians in the fabrication of charges and set-ups; setting up staging and work area.
  • An Explosives Technician secures explosives and equipment and keeps accountability for explosives in staging area and work site
  • An Explosives Technician will review plant safety and notification procedures and relay information to team
  • An  Explosives Technician will plan and direct staging and work areas and ensure adjacent work areas are properly monitored
  • An Explosives Technician will obtain permission from cleint to begin explosive operations after all notificatrions are completed
  • Performs other tasks when assigned by supervisor


Working Environment:

  • Industrial/plant environment.


Skills and Experience:

  • Military experience a plus.

  • Trained in Fall Protection; Confined Space Entry; certified for Hole Watch and Entrant responsibilities; Lockout/Tagout; First Aid/CPR; Hazard Communication
  • Respiratory Protection (including fit test and medical clearance)
  • Explosives license in the state of residence
  • Valid driver license and other requirements of company’s driving policy required when driving company vehicle or using personal vehicle on company business.
  • CDL with Hazmat endorsement may be required.
  • Language proficiency: understand English at a level to comprehend safety training and respond to instructions in emergency situations.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the operation of emergency equipment, such as fire extinguishers. 


Educational Requirements:

  • High school diploma / GED or equivalent experience.


HPC-Industrial and its subsidiaries affords equal opportunity in employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, pregnancy, familial status, disability status, veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected under Federal, State or Local law. HPC-Industrial is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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