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Shot Firer

Shot Firers assemble, position and detonate explosives at mining or demolition sites.

Overview

Shot Firers assemble, position and detonate explosives at mining or demolition sites.

Day-to-day

  • positions explosives in bore holes and primes explosives using detonators and explosive cartridges
  • connects wires, fuses and detonating cords to explosive cartridges and detonators, and detonates explosives.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

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