Blaster 1 (Vernal, UT)

JR Simplot Vernal , UT 84078

Posted 4 months ago

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have a position available at our Vernal Mine - Vernal, UT.


  • Proper and safe operation of heavy equipment in a mining situation: Skid Steer, Back Hoe, Bulk Trucks, Light Vehicles, Dewatering pumps.

  • Ensure compliance with MSHA, ATF and Home Land Security Regulations.

  • Handling explosives

  • Equipment inspection

  • Record keeping and reporting

  • Magazine Inventory, Daily Loading Records, Shot Reports

  • Pre-Blast and Post Blast inspections

  • Calibration of Bulk Trucks

  • Program, Wire and Trouble shoot Electronic Detonators

  • End of Month Magazine and Blasting Summary Reporting

  • Housekeeping duties (work areas as assigned)

  • Prompt and regular attendance and safe work performance required

  • Understand and comply with all company policies and procedures and government regulations


  • MSHA new miner and annual refresher training.

  • Blast Design Fundamentals Training.

  • Good written and oral communication skills; legible handwriting

  • Basic Math skills, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division

  • Basic understanding of spreadsheets.

  • Ability to operate computer systems.

  • Ability to perform necessary blasting calculations, blast pattern design.

  • Ability to maintain accurate explosive inventories,

  • Ability to read a tape measure.

  • ATF clearance.

  • Ability to climb on and off and safely operate heavy mining equipment.

  • Ability to climb Vertical ladders, Stairs.

  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds throughout the duration of the shift.

  • Ability to work on your feet an entire shift, entire work week, walking, standing, carrying materials, over uneven ground.

  • Ability to work safely on the ground around heavy machinery.

  • Ability and willingness to work outside in adverse conditions (heat, wet, cold, muddy, snowy, icy)

  • Ability and willingness to work rotating shift work and overtime as required.

  • Ability to work independently and effectively with others as part of a team.

  • Ability to utilize independent judgment, assess situations, make decisions, and safely perform the essential functions of the job

  • Ability to recognize mining hazards and ways to avoid them.

  • Proven record of prompt and regular attendance.

  • Proven record of dependability and safe work performance.

  • Desirable: Blasting Certification, State Blasting Licence

  • Desirable: Basic mechanical knowledge, Experience in the operation of heavy mining equipment.

  • Desirable: Ability to design blasts using software. (Shot Plus, AutoCAD, Blast Plan, Blast Design, Carlson, Vulcan, Map tech. etc.)

  • Desirable: Efficient Blast Design Training, Efficient Wall Control Training.

Hourly Pay: DOE


External Candidates:

  • Visit

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  • Select Current Opportunities

  • Select All Open Positions

  • Apply to Job ID# 7673

The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.

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