Area Blaster Trainee
 GA (Georgia)

Build Your Career. Build Americas Future.

Vulcan Materials Company is the nations largest producer of construction aggregates and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. When you join Vulcan, its more than starting an exciting career you get to make a difference for millions of people every day across the country.

When you join Vulcan, you join a dynamic culture in which career development is encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is valued. No matter the role or the location across the country, every member of the Vulcan team lives through the Vulcan Way: doing the right thing, the right way, at the right time.

What Youll Do:

Champion Safety. Take an active role in prioritizing safety throughout the operation for yourself and others at all times in accordance with MSHA and Vulcan standards. Comply with all Federal (MSHA, ATF, etc.) and State regulations and protocols regarding drilling, blasting, and general safety regulations.

Plan Shots. Plan and design shots to optimize the production process while maintaining company standards for air overpressure, ground vibration, and compliance with any applicable regulatory requirements. Ensure that Vulcan blasting standards are followed and the shot is loaded according to the planned design.

Adjust Patterns. Adjust standard patterns for optimization by addressing burden, spacing, angles, diameters, depths, etc. in a safe and appropriate design.

Measure Accuracy. Measure and audit the accuracy of drilling operations and drill logs.

Collaborate. Direct the work of vendor bulk truck drivers and Vulcan shot helpers during the shot loading process. Work with plant management and blasting vendor to ensure delivery of the correct and necessary amount of blasting agents according to shot design. Foster neighbor and community relations and respond to inquiries from such groups.

Utilize Various Tools. Read and understand mine maps in order to guide facility management with mine and pit planning. Use GPS instrumentation to calculate scale distances. Read, analyze, and interpret seismographic results and make any necessary shot design adjustments accordingly. Operate signature analysis computer software. Use instruments such as laser profiler, bore track, and stemalign.

Perform Administrative Duties. Perform administrative duties related to the blasting program, such as completing computer generated shot reports, managing pre-charging survey and post-blast surveys, reviewing and analyzing all shots on video, and completing shot layout diagrams.

Additional Responsibilities. Other duties as assigned.

Skills Youll Need:

Certifications. Must have the ability to become licensed or certified by any applicable Federal or State regulatory entity. Must possess or have the ability to obtain and maintain necessary state blasting license. Must have the ability to obtain and maintain ATF employee possessor status.

Experience. Must have a minimum of three years experience in aggregate surface mining.

Functional and Safety Knowledge. Must have acceptable performance, maintenance, and safety history. Must have knowledge of mine drilling and blasting standards, production techniques, and equipment. Must have knowledge of safety and environmental regulations (MSHA, ATF, OSHA).

Flexibility. Must be able to work overtime and extended hours depending on customer and company demands. Must be able to work outside in all types of weather conditions and tolerate being exposed to loud noises.

Technology Skills. Must have strong computer skills and the ability to use trade-related software and technical instruments.

Interpersonal Skills. Must have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

What Youll Like About Us:

Great Company Culture. Our people share a competitive drive for excellence in an environment of trust, teamwork, open-mindedness, and communication.

Safe. Industry leader in health and safety standards. We are committed to creating a safe work environment and protecting all employees and customers.

Meaningful Work. What sets us apart is the work we do impact daily lives and every employee contributes. Our aggregates produced are used to build roads, schools, hospitals, airports, and housing throughout the United States.

Health Benefits. Medical, Dental, Vision programs, plus much more.

Rest and Relaxation. Paid vacation, personal floating days, and paid holidays.

Prepare for the Future. 401(k) with company match and contribution.

Training and Development. We see our development programs and helping our employees meet their goals as a key part of our business.

Vulcan Materials Company is committed to employing a diverse workforce. You will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. You also have the right to be free from discrimination for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.


Vulcan Materials Company has an internal recruiting department. Please review our policy as it relates to the use of temporary staffing agencies, placement services and professional recruiters.