Heavy Equipment Operator / Driller Trainee

OverviewDo 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 Precision Blasting, a division of 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!

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: $18 - $21 per hour


Driller Trainee

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.

Job Type
Full Time
70 days ago

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