Driller and Blaster

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They make TV shows about cool jobs like this. Drillers safely operate a variety of both horizontal and vertical drilling equipment for boring holes to extract core samples during mining exploration and to facilitate the use of explosives in mine operations. Blasters place and detonate explosives to loosen, remove or displace earth, rock or other material in the mining process. Blasters may also be responsible for the specialized handling, storage and accounting procedures needed to assure that all safety and national security measures relating to explosives are met. A great career for someone who likes to make a big impact, safely.

Education and training needed: High school diploma or GED; apprenticeship preferred; certification of fitness for explosive handlers