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Lead Blaster - Mining

Location: Hawthorne, NV, United States
Date Posted:
Job ID: R18461
Job Status: Full-Time

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Job Summary:

You are an experienced Blaster who takes pride in the safe and efficient execution of mine blasting operations.

Apply today to join our mining team in Hawthorne, NV, United States!

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Leads the blasting team in preparation of drill patterns for blasting based on loading instructions received from Supervisor-Blasting. 
  • Organizes, directs, and implements safe practices for the blast crew to complete blast pattern loading. Ensuring instructions are clearly communicated and understood by all members of the blast crew. 
  • Complete loading and detonation of blast patterns in a productive manner to ensure timely, safe blasts in accordance with, Company policy and Procedures and expected industry safeguards and standards. 
  • Provision of timely and complete reports to Supervisor – Blasting including reports for production, planning, equipment damage, injury, supplies, status of inventory ordering and outcomes of blasts 
  • Conduct weekly magazine inventory counts and inspections. 
  • Assists in the evaluation of preliminary blast schedules and prepares general conditions reports. 


  • Proven ability to work under deadlines recognizing production targets and the importance of sufficient blasted inventory for continued mining operations. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision. 
  • Current MSHA p.48 metal/nonmetal is preferred. 
  • Must hold valid photo identification.
  • Successful completion of pre-employment drug, alcohol, and physical capability testing
  • Successful completion of criminal background check

Work Conditions:

  • Rotation of 5/4, 12-hour day shifts; night shifts may be required.
  • Ability to work overtime may be required.
  • Employee benefits package and 401k plan participation offered after 60 days of continuous employment.

Additional Information:

Company Description

Ledcor Mining services reach across the lifespan of a mine, from facility construction, to full-scale contract mining of coal, minerals, or metals, all the way to mine reclamation. Our service offerings are vast—as are the projects we work on. 

But when you work for Ledcor, your experience will go far beyond the project. Do you want a career that means more? Join our True Blue team now!

Employment Equity

At Ledcor we believe diversity, equity, and inclusion should be part of everything we do. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status or any other identifying characteristic are encouraged to apply.

Our True Blue team consists of individuals from all backgrounds who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to Ledcor. We are committed to continuing to build on our culture of empowerment, inclusion and belonging.  

Adjustments will be provided in all parts of our hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance by submitting a request via email. For more information about Ledcor’s Inclusion and Diversity initiatives, please visit our I&D page.

All applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.   

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