Austin Powder Company

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Austin Powder is seeking to hire a full-time Blaster to provide blasting services at customer sites while meeting the established customer requirements and ensuring safety on the job. This position offers a competitive wage and generous benefits. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, a 401(k), a flexible spending account, life insurance, AD&D insurance, short-term disability, and an employee assistance program (EAP). If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply today!

$65,000 – $75,000/year BASED ON EXPERIENCE


Austin Powder manufactures a full line of industrial explosives and provides blasting services to customers in the quarrying, mining, construction, and oil and gas industries — all for the purpose of providing aggregate, energy, and mineral products to consumers.

Our values of commitment to safety, attention to detail, and the power of family are the very bedrock upon which our company’s culture is built. We truly value our team which is why we offer competitive opportunities for career growth and advancement.


As a Blaster, you arrive at each job site ready to get to work. You start by conducting field tests to determine the type and quantity of explosives needed for the job. With attention to detail, you read and interpret drill patterns, instructions, and diagrams. You effectively communicate this information with all personnel on the job site to keep everyone informed and prepared to complete their duties. You arrange and detonate shots and conduct both pre- and post-shot safety audits for every shot service event. Your organizational skills assist you in completing all the necessary paperwork.

For each job, you comply with our customers’ policies/procedures and ensure that your shot crew does the same. With the appropriate personnel, you coordinate the handling of client issues, blast area incidents, and/or public concerns. You enjoy the excitement that comes with being a Blaster, but you are always attentive to safety. Because you are highly knowledgeable of explosives, you are able to work safely to prevent accidents or injuries on the job.


* High school diploma or equivalent
* 21+ years old
* Current blaster’s license
* Experience of all initiation systems, laser profiling, and seismographs
* Ability to lift 50+ lbs
* Drug-free workplace
* Must meet requirements of all state and federal explosive laws and qualify as an ATF explosives possessor
* Ability to work outside in all weather conditions

Class A or B CDL license with a clean driving record is preferred but not required. HAZMAT, Tanker, and Air Brakes endorsements are also preferred.


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