Job Information

Lehigh Hanson Blaster Helper in Torrance, Pennsylvania

AutoReqId: 15374BR

Line Of Business: Aggregates

Department: Production

Primary Location: Torrance-PA

Pay Class: Hourly

Job Posting:

The Role and the Company

Lehigh Hanson is North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mix concrete, and asphalt. We have hundreds of plants and thousands of employees working across the United States and Canada. We are also part of Heidelberg Cement Group, one of the world’s largest building materials companies.

The Blaster Helper role is based in Torrance, PA .


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


  • 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 Offer:

  • Secure, long-term employment

  • Competitive wage and benefits package

  • Training and development

  • Opportunities for advancement

  • OT available

Lehigh Hanson is a drug free workplace.

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