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Blaster Trainee

Maine Drilling and Blasting Inc.

This is a Contract position in Irving, TX posted August 27, 2021.

Overview: Blaster TraineeWill assist the Blaster with the coordination of daily drilling and blasting activity.

This position is considered an on the job trainee or apprentice with respect to learning blasting and job site supervision.

Responsibilities: Assists the Blaster in charge with coordinating daily drilling & blasting activitiesTrains to be proficient in all areas of blasting techniquesDevelops a solid understanding of proper explosives product use and various applicationsAssists the Blaster with maintaining the daily blasting production scheduleAssists the Blaster with site securityUnderstands and follows company safety policies and procedures and performs work in a safe mannerAttends company meetings as requiredParticipates in daily heads-up meetingsAssists Blaster with setting up seismographs and works towards proficiency with useAssists Blaster with drill pattern layout and setup and reviews this with the drill operatorAssists Blaster with monitoring the relationship between blast pattern and type of diggingAssists Blaster with accounting for explosives and drill supply usage and inventoryMay transport explosives across state linesMay complete trip manifest, shot reports, cost sheets and related paperwork as requiredAll other duties as assigned Qualifications: High School DegreeTwo years’ experience working with drills and explosivesDemonstrates basic blasting problem solving skillsAble to travel out of town as neededAbility to obtain blasting licensesPhysical RequirementsAbility to perform essential functions of the positionAbility to lift 50
– 100 lbs., 30
– 40% of the timeWork on uneven and loose surfaces in varying weather environmentsStooping and bending 30 40% of the timeMaine Drilling & Blasting is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

We will not discriminate against applicants with regard to any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to, race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, and physical or mental disability.

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