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Blaster Trainee - Maine

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Maine Drilling & Blasting
Physical Address

Portland, ME 04104
Job Description

Blaster Trainee – Maine

Will 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.

+ Assists the Blaster in charge with coordinating daily drilling & blasting activities

+ Trains to be proficient in all areas of blasting techniques

+ Develops a solid understanding of proper explosives product use and various applications

+ Assists the Blaster with maintaining the daily blasting production schedule

+ Assists the Blaster with site security

+ Understands and follows company safety policies and procedures and performs work in a safe manner

+ Attends company meetings as required

+ Participates in daily heads-up meetings

+ Assists Blaster with setting up seismographs and works towards proficiency with use

+ Assists Blaster with drill pattern layout and setup and reviews this with the drill operator

+ Assists Blaster with monitoring the relationship between blast pattern and type of digging

+ Assists Blaster with accounting for explosives and drill supply usage and inventory

+ May transport explosives across state lines

+ May complete trip manifest, shot reports, cost sheets and related paperwork as required

+ All other duties as assigned

+ High School Degree

+ Two years’ experience working with drills and explosives

+ Must be proficient with drilling operations and have gone through Driller I and Driller II training

+ Preferred, but not required, to hold a valid Commercial Drivers License with hazmat endorsement and is a company qualified driver (able to transport explosives across state lines and has a good driving record for insurance purposes)

+ Demonstrates basic blasting problem solving skills

+ Able to travel out of town as needed

+ Ability to obtain blasting licenses

Physical Requirements

+ Ability to perform essential functions of the position

+ Ability to lift 50 – 100 lbs., 30 – 40% of the time

+ Work on uneven and loose surfaces in varying weather environments

+ Stooping and bending 30 – 40% of the time

Maine 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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