Explosive Technician

White River Energetics is a leader in primer and explosive manufacturing. We strive to be innovative in the practice of synthesis, processing, handling, and delivery of high explosives for the use in primer manufacturing while keeping safety and quality as our main goal.

142277 N Livesay Rd, Des Arc, AR 72040


Explosive Technician Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the preparation of solutions and other materials used in energetic synthesis.
  • Responsible for monitoring explosive synthesis via remote camera and computer logic systems while watching for normal vs. abnormal conditions to ensure quality product.
  • Responsible for the use of moisture balance, pH systems, and scales including calibration techniques.
  • Responsible for the proper processing techniques of energetic materials including dry materials.
  • Responsible for the proper handling techniques of energetic materials including dry materials.
  • Responsible for the proper transportation and hand delivery techniques of energetic materials and dry materials to various plant locations.

Required Skills/Abilities:

Explosive Technician Required Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel Word or related software.

Education and Experience:

Explosive Technician Education & Experience

  • High School diploma
  • College degree preferred but not required.
  • Previous experience in energetics or chemical handling.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to wear respiratory protection (dust mask, PRPA, eta.)