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Blast Crew Laborer

Austin Powder
Midland, TX
  • Posted: October 27, 2022
  • Full-Time

Looking for a Monday-Friday job? Do you enjoy physical labor and the outdoors and like working as part of a team? Are you looking for a company who believes in the power of its team and offers opportunity for advancement? Then Austin Powder may have the opportunity for you!

We are hiring a full-time BLAST CREW LABORER to load, unload and move product around the job site, complete equipment maintenance, and provide other general labor assistance. You will learn the aspects of safely working around explosives. This is an opportunity to expand your skills, knowledge and develop a career plan. We provide the opportunity for you to obtain your CDL should you be interested in becoming a driver.

This position offers a competitive wage and generous benefits including medical, dental, vision, a 401(k), a flexible spending account, life insurance, AD&D insurance, short-term disability, and an employee assistance program (EAP). As an employee, you can take advantage of our employee referral program!


Our values of commitment to safety, attention to detail, and the power of family are the bedrock upon which our company's culture is built and has been that way for over 190 years. We truly value our team which is why we offer competitive opportunities for career growth and advancement.

Austin Powder manufactures a full line of commercial explosives and provides blasting services to customers in the quarrying, mining, construction, and oil and gas industries -- all for the purpose of providing aggregate, energy, and mineral products to consumers.


  • This position involves being outside in all weather conditions, loading and unloading and lifting 50+ pounds of product and other materials, and frequently squatting and bending.
  • You will work collaboratively as a team member and perform manual labor for the duration of the shift. You will assist the site supervisors with the materials and equipment needs and help to collect supplies as requested. To do this, you will use material handling equipment including shovels, hand tools, power tools and work around heavy construction equipment.
  • You will maintain a clean, safe working environment and report any employee, customer or safety concerns to the Blaster in Charge or Location Manager.

  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Physical ability to load and unload and lift 50+ lbs. on a regular basis
  • Strong team-working skills
  • Ability to perform basic math functions (add, subtract, multiply and divide) in order to count inventory, verify how many detonators and boosters have been utilized (pre- and post-shot), and calculating how many boxes of detonators and boosters are needed to load the shot.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as SDS, product information, maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Also, must be able to learn to identify products by classification through visible inspection.
  • Ability to work nontraditional hours generally starting very early.
  • Must meet requirements of all State and Federal explosive laws and qualify as an ATF explosive possessor
  • Access to reliable transportation


If you feel that you would be right for this BLAST CREW LABORER position, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application so that we can review your information.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing compensation. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Revision Date: 10/18/21

Austin Powder


Midland, TX
79701 USA



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