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Lehigh Hanson Blaster Helper in Connellsville, Pennsylvania

AutoReqId: 8161BR

Line Of Business: Aggregates

Department: Production

Primary Location: Connellsville-PA

Job Posting:


We’re Lehigh Hanson. Our products build cities and towns, including stadiums that hold thousands of fans, and bridges that support millions of vehicles. We have thousands of employees across hundreds of locations in the U.S. and Canada, making us North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mixed concrete, asphalt and related construction materials.

We might be a big company, but we appreciate and encourage our people to share their ideas and help shape our future. We want every one of our people to play an active role in growing our business. With our diverse product lines and locations across North America, there are opportunities to explore different roles and work on a variety of exciting and interesting projects.

We’re a tight knit team. While we strive to be the best, we do it with an attitude that is humble, accessible and down-to-earth. We don’t ask you to “fit in” to our culture. We invite you to add to it.


Are you looking for a long term position with a stable company? Do you enjoy working with your hands and with large equipment? Lehigh Hanson is seeking a qualified Blaster Helper. This position requires the safe and proficient handling of explosives. This position also requires the safe and efficient operation of mobile equipment used for the blasting process.

  • Ensures compliance with all health, safety, and environmental regulations, and with company policies and procedures.

  • Willing to work in an underground environment

  • Work from a man basket at heights of up to 50 feet

  • Hand scale loose material with a pry bar

  • Use hand tools and operate mobile equipment including manlift, pickup trucks and explosives auger/bulk trucks

  • Lay out drill patterns utilizing survey spads and string lines

  • Other duties as assigned

This position will be based at Connellsville, PA at our Springfield Pike facility

Who we are looking for:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Accurately perform basic math, addition and subtraction

  • Work up to 12+ hours per day/6 days per week when needed

  • Reliable transportation to and from work

  • Pass a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms background check - clean record required

  • MSHA Part 48 training a plus

  • Physical Requirements: sitting, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, twisting, climbing, balancing, bending (bending at the waist, lifting above the waist and lifting below the waist), kneeling, reaching, grasping (use of both hands), squatting, repetitive motions, manipulative finger movements with both hands, use of wrists (flexing or rotating with both wrists), use of both feet, use of arms above and below shoulder, work extended periods of time in same position, perform duties in all climates i.e. weather, extreme temperatures, tolerate heights, work in confined spaces, capable of wearing respiratory and other personal protective equipment

  • Frequently lift 50 pounds; occasionally lift up to 75 pounds and carrying 50 lb. boxes/bags of blasting agents.


We appreciate that candidates have many questions when considering opportunities, so we want to let you know that we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which we like to share with candidates a little bit later in the process.

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Lehigh Hanson is a drug free workplace

Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled