Position Information

Driller Trainee
The Driller Trainee will perform job specific instructions, as detailed below, from the Superintendents, Blasting Supervisors and/or Drill Operators.  This position requires the upmost commitment to safety and will learn the various drill patterns and terminology to successfully execute drilling at designated jobsites.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Perform daily maintenance activities required for safe and efficient operation of assigned equipment.
  • Understands, adheres to and follows all Company Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • Learn and execute drill patterns and terminology then fully execute drill pattern and layout as established by the Blaster/Foreman.
  • Learn and understand the cost of various accessories including inventory and maintenance drill accessories.
  • Communicate problems and terrain conditions to the Blaster/Foreman.
  • Learns and understands the Field Accounting system and will accurately complete and submit timely paperwork including drill reports, hole sheets and signed timecard.
  • Coordinates supplies with Blaster.
  • Carries all tools and supplies.
  • Attends company meetings as required.
  • Attends Foreman Safety Meetings.
  • Participates in daily heads-up safety meetings.
Position: Driller Trainee
Organization: Maine Drilling and Blasting
Location: Gardiner,  ME 
United States
Posting Start Date: 3/8/2022
Date Posted: 3/8/2022
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply regulatory standards.
  • Ability to work unsupervised while maintaining a sense of urgency.
  • High degree of collaborative skills and teamwork.
  • Ability to listen to, understand, and follow directions.
  • Strong commitment to a “Safety First” attitude.
Supervisory responsibilities:
  • None.
Work environment:
  • Standard work week, although generally Monday through Friday, may vary because some jobs must continue non-stop until completion and/or to meet accepted project timetable.  Overtime work may be required depending on deadlines and project commitments.
  • Primary work is of a physical, manual labor nature and is outdoors in varying degree of weather elements, both cold and hot temperatures, depending on the seasons of the year and job locations.
  • Work closely with other team members to coordinate responsibilities and communicate progress.
Physical demands:
  • Prolonged periods of standing and walking, reaching, pushing, and lifting.
  • Must be able to lift 50 – 100 pounds, 30 – 40 percent of the time.
  • Stooping and bending 30 – 40 percent of the time.
  • Must be able to tolerate exposure to excess noise under strenuous working conditions.
  • Work on uneven and loose surfaces.
  • High level of physical agility.
  • Out of town travel may be required.
Required education and experience:
  • Valid driver’s license with access to own transportation.
  • Experience as construction laborer.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical exam and drug screening.
  • Must successfully complete a background screening for ATF.
  • Completes Driller I training within a designated period during employment.
Preferred education and experience:
  • Equipment operating experience (earth moving construction equipment, farm equipment, timber harvesting equipment, etc.).
  • Mechanical aptitude based on previous experience around equipment, motors, hydraulic/electrical systems.
Status: This listing expires on: 3/8/2023
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Organization Information
Maine Drilling and Blasting
PO Box 1140

Gardiner,  ME 04345
United States
(615) 466-0246
Tera Moss