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AAA - Experienced Drillers & Blasters - West Virginia Pipeline

AAA - Experienced Drillers & Blasters - West Virginia Pipeline

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DRILLERS: Safely perform all construction/pipeline drilling activity in accordance with the job program to achieve anticipated production.


BLASTERS: 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.



  • Follow Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Perform daily maintenance activities required for safe, efficient operation of assigned equipment
  • Understand different drill patterns and terminology then execute drill pattern and layout as established by the Blaster Foreman
  • Maximize the usage of all drill supplies
  • Communicate problems and terrain conditions to the Blasting Supervisor
  • Physical agility
  • Participate in meetings:  Foreman's, safety, job specific, daily heads-up
  • Ability to work unsupervised while maintaining efficiency and safe work practices




  • Works as a job site blaster and receives direction from Blasting Supervisor and/or Project Superintendent 
  • Performs assigned blasting activities.
  • 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



  • Must have hydraulic equipment operating experience
  • Must have personal cell phone for communications
  • One year experience in the construction industry
  • Experience as a construction laborer
  • Mechanical aptitude based on past experience around equipment, motors, hydraulic, electrical systems, desired
  • Must successfully complete background screening for ATF
  • Valid Driver's License with own reliable transportation



  • High School Degree
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with drills and explosives, construction pipeline work preferred
  • 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
  • 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 - 75 lbs.,  30 - 40% of the time
  • Stooping and bending 30 – 40% of the time
  • Work on uneven and loose surfaces in varying weather environments
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen