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Argyle, New York Maine Drilling and Blasting Inc.

Licensed Blaster

Performs blasting activity in accordance with job program to achieve anticipated production. This position supports the direction of the Blasting Supervisor and Project Superintendent. Reports blasting results and status to Project Superintendent or Blasting Supervisor for input and direction.


Performs assigned blasting activities.

Works as a job site blaster and receives direction from Blasting Supervisor and/or Project Superintendent

Provides input on blast-related activities to aid direct supervisor in plans

Identifies blast site problems and resolves with Blasting Supervisor or Project Superintendent, if necessary

Verifies that pre-blast inspections have been conducted prior to blasting

Performs all necessary pre-blast tests and seismograph setup as needed

Understands and follows all Company safety policies and practices

Places supply and material requests through Blasting Supervisor or Project Superintendent as needed

Monitors the relationship between blast pattern and type of digging and reports results to Blasting Supervisor or Project Superintendent

Documents use of explosives and completes required inventory paperwork

Expected to transport explosives across state lines, as needed

Is responsible for completing field accounting reports and required trip manifest forms as needed

All other duties as assigned

Attends company meetings as required

Participates in daily heads up safety meetings

High School Degree

Minimum of two years experience working with drills and explosives

Must have completed Blaster I training and will be required to take Blaster II training

Possess a Valid Blasting Certificate in states that require this

Must have good communications skills

Must hold a valid CDL with hazmat endorsement and is a Company-qualified driver (able to transport explosives across state lines) and has a good driving record as defined by the Company insurance carrier

Out of town/state travel

Must successfully pass a criminal background check with ATF

Has a thorough understanding of blasting techniques: blast design, loading holes, select and operate electric and non-electric detonators, demonstrate grade & elevation readings, secure blast site, identify explosives, demonstrate pop shooting

Proficient in all areas of drill operations

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform essential functions of the position

Ability to lift 50 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.