Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, & Blasters


Place and detonate explosives to demolish structures or to loosen, remove, or displace earth, rock, or other materials. May perform specialized handling, storage, and accounting procedures. Includes seismograph shooters.
Also called: Blaster, Explosive Technician, Powderman, Unexploded Ordnance Quality Control Officer

Knowledge:

    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • mechanical
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Blaster's Tool and Supply Company Blaster's Calculator
  • Datavis DBS Designer
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Mobile location based services software
  • Global Positioning System GPS software

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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