1 Blaster Handler - Immel-D Crew (East Tennessee Mines) Job in Tennessee, TN

Nyrstar East Tennessee Mines
Tennessee, TN | Full Time
$53k-71k (estimate)
1 Week Ago
Blaster Handler - Immel-D Crew (East Tennessee Mines)
$53k-71k (estimate)
Full Time 1 Week Ago

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Nyrstar East Tennessee Mines is Hiring a Blaster Handler - Immel-D Crew (East Tennessee Mines) Near Tennessee, TN

THE ROLEThe purpose of this task is to optimize safe extraction of ore and waste at the Nyrstar Tennessee Mine operation. Blasting is an integral part of the overall mining operation required to extract zinc ore that is contained in the host rock, and wasted material as required by published mine plans using explosive energy to break the solid rock to properly sized material. Blasting requires the safe handling of explosive material, proper explosives use and storage practices and accurate accounting of explosives inventories each shift as blasting occurs. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Comply with MSHA & ATF explosives regulations and requirements
  • Comply with Nyrstar safety, health and environmental standards and policies
  • Identify, inspect and maintain blasting equipment
  • Hand Scaling
  • Scratching out holes
  • Minimizing explosive waste.
  • Proper handling and loading of explosives.
  • Detonation of explosives (only licensed blasters)
  • Provide warnings that blasting is about to occur according to MSHA and Nyrstar requirements
  • Complete thorough workplace exams.
  • Accurately complete blast report as per regulations
  • Accurately account for all explosives in inventory each shift
  • BATFE possessor form must be filed
  • 1-2 years’ experience in mining or blasting preferred
  • Demonstrated competence in ground control
  • Experience operating a production drill preferred and highly recommended
  • Preferred knowledge of mining regulation and statutory responsibilities

Department: Internal & External
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

Job Summary


Full Time


$53k-71k (estimate)





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