Equipment Operator

Western Explosives Systems Company / WESCO - Salt Lake City, UT


Job Summary

Operate all types of WESCO trucks and specialty equipment to prepare and deliver explosive products to customers in a safe, timely, and efficient manner.

  • Shifts are 12 hours with 4 days on and 4 days off
  • Drive and operate bulk/blend truck in order to prepare and deliver quality ANFO products to customer sites
  • Operate and perform maintenance on straight, ANFO, and dewatering trucks
  • Calibrate equipment, calculate fuel percentages and check emulsion density
  • Load and unload all trucks, and maintain magazines, sites and inventories
  • Follow all safety procedures while driving and operating equipment and while on blast sites in order to protect personal safety and safety of others
  • Knowledgeable of, and comply with applicable DOT, OSHA, MSHA, EPA and BATFE.
  • Ability to work accurately with numbers and perform simple mathematical calculations.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and assure that all crew members and others on the site follow all safety and regulatory procedures and practices to ensure a safe and successful event
  • Not required but a plus to have CDL for commercial drivers with HAZMAT and Air Brakes endorsements.
  • Working conditions are primarily outdoors in all weather conditions of temperature and climate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment where required, and may require lifting of 60 lbs


WESCO provides a competitive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, company-paid life insurance, and 401k plan with company match. Along with paid vacation, sick and holiday pay.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $21.00 /hour


  • Heavy Equipment Operator: 1 year (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • CDL Class A (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)