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Explosives Blaster (Homer, GA) Full-time

at Orica Mining Services in Georgia (Published at 16-01-2020)

About Orica

Orica is the world?s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction, and a specialist provider of ground support services in mining and tunneling.

Orica has a diverse workforce of around 11,500 employees and contractors, servicing customers across more than 100 countries. Our purpose is to make our customers successful, every day, all around the world. We take pride in operating safely, responsibly and sustainably. Together, these enable us to grow and create enduring value for our shareholders.

The Role

The Blaster will assist the site by delivering products, blasting at shot service accounts, maintaining inventory, maintain and operate distribution equipment which includes MMU?s and actively seek opportunities at customers? site where Orica could sell services. Promote the organization through contact with the customer in a safe, professional and efficient manner.

Business Environment:

- Moderate physical stress and long hours sometimes required.

- Primarily field settings in various types of weather, some office environment on limited basis.

- Some projects may require travel outside of regional market area.

- Bending, sitting, lifting up to 55 lbs., frequent use of hands.

- Must be flexible to customer demands including work schedules and dealing with weather changes.

- Aware of work environment, i.e. operation of large haulage vehicles and specialized equipment in and around blast patterns.

Experience and Qualifications

· High School Diploma or equivalent.

· Blaster License.

· CDL License with Hazmat and Tank endorsement preferred.

· Minimum 1-3 years blasting experience including demonstrated blasting talent in local market area geographic conditions.

· Good knowledge of mining, quarry and construction regulations which pertains to blasting.

· Some computer skills including proficient use of Blast Report Database.

Essential Skills

· Good communication skills to motivate/influence employees and customers.

· General knowledge of equipment and personnel costs.

· Reliable and dependable.

· Promote professionalism within the blasting team.

Our Values

· Safety is our priority. Always. - The most important thing is that we all return home, safely, every day.

· We respect and value all. - Our care for each other, our customers, communities and the environment builds trusted relationships.

· Together we succeed. - Collaboration makes us better, individually and collectively.

· We act with integrity. - We are open and honest, and we do what is right.

· We are committed to excellence. - We take accountability for our business and for delivering outstanding results.

What we offer

  • The opportunities, facilities and environment associated with working in an international organization;
  • Career paths that are totally flexible allowing you to specialize or become a generalist;
  • A diverse workplace where your unique abilities and talents will be recognized and encouraged;
  • Training programs, opportunities and initiatives to ensure your continued growth;
  • Competitive salary packages.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Blasting: 1 year (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan

Typical start time:

  • 7AM


  • Monday to Friday

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