Blaster Helper

Assist Blaster in detonating explosives used to loosen earth and rock.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Blaster Helpers do?

Assists BLASTER in placing and detonating explosives used to loosen earth and rock, performing any combination of following tasks: Carries explosive bags, cartridges, or powder to blasting area and deposits explosive device in previously drilled holes as directed. Shovels earth or drill cuttings into holes after placement of charge and tamps earth to confine and increase force of detonation, using shovel or pole. Connects explosive cord to blasting cap and lead wire to firing device, or attaches fuse to charge. Fires charge on signal from BLASTER. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.

Should I be a Blaster Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Blasting Helper, Mining Helper, Rig Builder Helper, Roof Bolter Helper, Shooter Helper, Shooter Helper, Seismograph See More

    How to become a Blaster Helper

    Most Blaster Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kaiaa&chl=no+college+%2877%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29||bachelor%27s+%2811%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,77,77
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