Heavy Equipment Operator / Driller Trainee (Construction)

at Maine Drilling & Blasting in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Do you have experience operating heavy construction equipment such as backhoe, skid steer, excavators, or loaders? Do you want to learn the drilling and blasting industry with a stable, growing, majority employee owned company? If you answered YES to these questions, then we want to meet you!

Come work with the best! At Maine Drilling & Blasting we work with the unity of family and the determination of business owners. We provide a unique and generous array of benefits including two retirement plans, an Employer-contributed Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and company matched 401(k). In addition to health, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits, we also offer training and development opportunities. The sky is the limit, come rock your career at MD&B!

Our core values of Respect, Fairness, Honesty, and Responsibility provide a firm cultural foundation as we relate to customers and each other as we Make it Happen!

Hourly Rate: $20 – $22 per hour

We are hiring in the following locations:

Nashua, NH

Auburn, NH

Concord, NH

Portsmouth, NH

Gardiner, ME

Portland, ME

Driller Trainee (Construction)

Ability to perform job specific instruction provided by Superintendents, Blasting Supervisor or Drill Operators. Individuals must be safety-minded and able to work well in varying weather environments. Out of town travel and overtime may be required.

+ Perform daily maintenance activities required for safe, efficient operation of assigned equipment

+ Adhere to Company Safety Policies and Procedures

+ Ability to learn drill patterns and terminology then execute drill pattern and layout as established by the Blaster Foreman

+ Inventory accessories, understand cost of accessories, maintenance drill accessories

+ Communicate problems and terrain conditions to the Blaster/Foreman

+ Understand the Field Accounting system and accurately complete and submit timely paperwork: drill reports, hole sheets, and a signed timecard

+ Physical agility

+ Coordinate Supplies with Blaster

+ Carry all tools and Supplies

+ Participate in meetings as needed: Foreman’s, Safety, Job Specific, and Daily Heads-Up

+ Complete Driller I training within designated period

+ Ability to work unsupervised while maintaining a sense of urgency

+ Other duties as assigned

+ Equipment operating experience is helpful (earth moving construction equipment, farm equipment, timber harvesting equipment, etc.)

+ Valid Driver’s License with own transportation

+ Experience as construction laborer

+ Must hold a high level of common sense relative to equipment and machinery operation

+ Mechanical aptitude based on past experience around equipment, motors, hydraulic, electrical systems, desired

+ Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen

+ Must successfully complete a background screening for ATF

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 conditions

+ Stooping and bending 30-40% of the time

+ Physical agility

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.

External Company Name: Maine Drilling & Blasting Inc.

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Job Posting: JC236669331

Posted On: Mar 20, 2023

Updated On: Apr 10, 2023

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