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Drill Operator
The Drill Operator safely performs all construction and/or quarry drilling activity in accordance with the job program to achieve anticipated production. Working from a set of plans or blueprints, the driller is responsible for the proper pattern layout and ensures that the correct hole site is being drilled.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Follows Safety Policies, Procedures and Practices.
  • Performs daily maintenance activities required for safe, efficient operation of assigned equipment.
  • Understands different drill patterns and terminology then executes drill pattern layout as established by the Blaster Foreman.
  • Maximizes the use of all drill supplies.
  • Monitors inventory accessories.
  • Communicates problems and terrain conditions to the Blasting Supervisor.
  • Accurately completes and submits timely drill reports, hole sheets and signed timecards.
  • Attends the Foreman’s work/site meetings as well as the daily heads-up safety meetings.
  • Walk around and/or conduct pre-trip inspections, check hoses, cables, chains, tracks and the general condition of the machine.
  • Check all drill fluid levels including engine oil, hydraulic oil, rock oil, compressor oil, anti-freeze, and fuel.
  • Ensure the proper warm-up procedures are being executed (per Maine Drilling & Blasting guidelines).
  • Periodically checks with Blaster Supervisor to verify site conditions and drilling plan.
  • Check area to be drilled for any hazards, including overhead electrical wires, underground utilities, and unsafe ground conditions, such as slopes or icy areas.
  • Communicate with the Blaster-in-charge regarding the conditions of the drilling, condition of the rock, wet holes, voids, mud seams, the pattern and drill bit size and other related project conditions.
  • Ensure tracks are clean and maintenance issues have been reported prior to securing the drill and leaving the jobsite.
  • Exercise extreme caution and observe all safety rules and regulations ensuring holes should be drilled to the proper depths, including subdrill.
Position: Drill Operator
Organization: Maine Drilling and Blasting
Location: Gardiner,  ME 
United States
Salary:
Posting Start Date: 3/8/2022
Date Posted: 3/8/2022
Requirements
Competencies:
  • Attention to detail and task orientation.
  • High degree of collaborative skills and teamwork.
  • Ability to work unsupervised while maintaining efficiency and safe work practices.
  • High degree of understanding and logic as it relates to the use of equipment and machine operations.
  • Good communications skills.
  • Ability to listen, understand and follow directions.
  • Ability to adapt with high capacity for flexibility.
  • Strong commitment to a “Safety First” attitude. 
 
Supervisory responsibilities:
  • None
 
Work environment:
  • There is no standard work week, hours may vary because some jobs must continue non-stop until completion.
  • Overtime work may be required as dictated by assigned project work and anticipated completion date.
  • Primary work is outdoors in varying degrees of weather elements, both cold and hot temperatures dependent on the seasons of the year and job locations.
  • Work closely with other crew members to coordinate responsibilities and communicate progress.
 
Physical demands:
  • Prolonged periods of standing and walking, reaching, and lifting, pushing, and pulling.
  • Stooping and bending 30 – 40 percent of the time.
  • Must be able to lift 50 – 75 pounds, 30 – 40 percent of the time.
  • Manual dexterity as needed to operate a variety of machinery and equipment.
  • High degree of physical agility.
  • Work on uneven and loose surfaces in varying weather conditions.
  • Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions and tolerate exposure to excess noise under strenuous working conditions.
Travel:
  • Regional travel to worksites expected.
 
Required education and experience:
  • Must have hydraulic equipment operating experience.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record.
  • Must have own transportation, including access to a truck as needed.
  • Must have personal cell phone for communications.
  • Possess appropriate tools and toolbox.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in the construction industry, preferably as a construction laborer.
  • Must successfully complete a background check for ATF as well as pre-employment physical exam and drug screening.
  • Successful completion of Driller I and Driller II certifications.
 
Preferred education and experience:
  • Two (2) plus years of construction, quarry, mining work experience.
  • MSHA certified.
Status: This listing expires on: 3/8/2023
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Organization Information
Name:
Maine Drilling and Blasting
Address:
PO Box 1140

Gardiner,  ME 04345
United States
Email:
tmoss@mdandb.com
Phone:
(615) 466-0246
Fax:
Contact:
Tera Moss