Also known as: Mining Shotfirer, Tunelling Shotfirer.
Mining Shotfirers assemble, position and detonate explosives to break or dislodge rock and soil or to demolish structures. Due to the nature of this work, a shotfirer's licence is required to demonstrate knowledge in and practical application of the safe assembly of detonation and explosive materials.
- Check blasting areas to make sure that safety regulations are met;
- Decide quantity of explosives required;
- Insert detonators and charges into holes;
- Connect and test or inspect the blasting circuit;
- Fire charges;
- Inspect area to make sure all explosives have detonated;
- Declare the area safe; and
- Check site safety after blasting (e.g. falling rock hazards, underground mine roof supports and harmful fumes).
- Enjoy practical and manual activities;
- Willing to adhere to safety requirements;
- Physically fit;
- Able to pass a medical examination;
- Able to work in confined spaces, including underground;
- Basic skills in mathematics and science; and
- Able to pass a police check.
$70,000 - $115,000