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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
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