Shot Firer

Shot Firers work to extract materials from the ground by using explosives. The job involves demolishing buildings and other structures.

Duties and tasks

  • Getting explosives ready through detonators and cartridges
  • Handling wires, fuses and cords
  • Knowledge of OH&S policies and procedures
  • Putting explosives in holes

Skills required

  • Concentration skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Ensuring that machines function properly by viewing various indicators
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Properly handling machinery and systems

Working conditions

Shot Firers will work outside or underground, and they are expected to work in a variety of weather conditions. This job can be dirty, dangerous and also loud. In many cases, they will travel and spend weeks away from home. The hours can be very long.

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