Class B CDL Driver

Austin Powder Co. | Suisun City, CA

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Posted Date 4/03/2020

Austin Powder Company began in 1833 to manufacture black powder to blast rocks, mine coal, create canals, and literally move mountains. Today Austin Powder is a world leader in the blasting industry, we provide blasting services and commercial explosives throughout North America and the World. We primarily service the construction, mining, quarry, and seismic exploration industries. We are an industry leader in the manufacturing of detonating cord, detonator-sensitive emulsions, cast boosters, high-explosive emulsions, and non-electric detonators.

Summary of the Role

Austin Powder Company is seeking a Class B CDL Driver / Shot Crew Member at our Fairfield/ Suisun City, CA location. At Austin Powder our CDL Drivers are more than just drivers, they are an integral part of our on-site operation. In addition to operating company vehicles, you will spend a good portion of time out of the truck assisting the Blaster in charge with site and safety preparation.  Our drivers assist with the site preparation; loading and unloading the truck, moving dirt and rock often by shovel. 

Duties / Responsibilities

  • Operate company vehicles to transport products to and from specified job sites. Will include driving on commercial roads, private roads, and customer property.

  • Responsible for loading/unloading product for delivery, which results in frequent lifting of 40-50 pound product bags or boxes.

  • Assist with site preparation and equipment set up.

  • Assist the Blaster in charge with safety preparation.

  • Performs labor support at job sites and location (e.g., inspect product bins, inventory of product, completion of required paperwork) under the direction of the Blaster in charge or Location Manager.

  • Performs general maintenance and preventive maintenance on trucks and equipment.

  • Maintains safe working conditions.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Minimum Class B CDL with clean driving record

  • High school diploma or GED

  • 2 years' CDL driving experience.

  • Must meet requirements of all State and Federal explosive laws (“possessor of explosives” as defined by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives BATFE).

  • HAZMAT, Tanker & Air Brakes endorsements preferred

  • Must be at least 21 years of age, as required by the BATFE.

  • Able to pass criminal background check, MVR, and drug screen

  • Knowledge and able to comply with Department of Transportation (DOT), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),  Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE).

  • Mechanical ability and interest is a plus.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to work outside in all weather conditions

  • Frequent lifting of 40-50 pound product bags or boxes.

  • Frequent driving over long distances


  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • 401(k) / Profit Sharing Plan

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Life / AD&D Insurance

  • Short Term-Disability

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Opportunities for career growth and advancement


Austin Powder Company is an  Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled  Employer.

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