Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, & Blasters
Also called: Blaster, Explosive Technician, Powderman, Unexploded Ordnance Quality Control Officer
In the Air Force: Aircraft Armament Systems; Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, B-1; Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F-35; Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, A10; Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, B-52/B-2; Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F/A-22; Explosive Ordnance Disposal Apprentice; Explosive Ordnance Disposal Journeyman; Munitions Systems Craftsman; Nuclear Weapons Apprentice
In the Army: Ammunition Specialist; Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist; Ammunition Warrant Officer; Artillery Mechanic; Bridge Crewmember; Diver; Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist; Field Artillery Targeting Technician; Quarrying Specialist (RC); Small Arms/Artillery Repairer
In the Coast Guard: CWO - Explosive Ordnance Disposal; CWO - Ordnance Technician, Surface; CWO - Ordnance, Aviation; CWO - Ordnance, Submarine; CWO - Special Warfare Technician; LDO - Ordnance, Aviation; LDO - Ordnance, Submarine; LDO - Ordnance, Surface; LDO - Special Warfare Technician; URL - Special Operations (EOD/DIV/SAL/EOM)
In the Marine Corps: Aircraft Ordnance Technician; Ammunition Specialist; Ammunition Warrant Officer; Basic Ammunition and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marine; Bridge Crewmember; Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician; Field Artillery Targeting Technician; Missile Technician; Quarrying Specialist (RC); Sonar Technician (Surface)
In the Navy: (EOD) Apprentice Diver (Student Status); Basic EOD Technician; CWO - Ordnance Technician, Surface; Explosive Ordnance Disposal; Fire Controlman; LDO - Ordnance, Submarine; Mine Warfare Specialist; Ordnance Clearance Diver; Senior EOD Technician; Special Warfare Operator; Very Shallow Water Mine Counter-Measure Operator (VSW MCM Operator)
- Examine blast areas to determine amounts and kinds of explosive charges needed and to ensure that safety laws are observed.
- Tie specified lengths of delaying fuses into patterns in order to time sequences of explosions.
- Place safety cones around blast areas to alert other workers of danger zones, and signal workers as necessary to ensure that they clear blast sites prior to explosions.
Safety and Government
Math and Science
Engineering and Technology
Hand and Finger Use
Ideas and Logic
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