Blasthole Driller

Full Time
Grande Cache, AB
Posted Today
Job description

Blasthole Driller

Safely and efficiently tram and operate rotary or DTH equipment to drill large diameter blast holes

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to conduct pre and post operational checks, complete equipment log books and maintain accurate drill and bit records.
  • Drive and operate tracked rotary drilling, air-track or other drilling machines, drill large diameter blast holes to specified depths at staked positions in an open-pit mine.
  • Additional duties as assigned by Supervisor.
  • Attend and participate in toolbox meetings.
  • Notify the supervisor immediately of any incident or near-miss and participate in any resulting investigation.
  • No camp is available, you are required to hold residence, on some level, in the town of Grande Cache during your work rotation.


  • Some high school education is required, a grade 12 diploma or GED is preferred;


  • Experience operating Atlas Copco Pit Viper 271, Atlas Copco CMD 785, P&H 250XP-St, P&H 320PC-DC or similar single pass equipment. The similarity will be determined by CST Coal.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of coal production and equipment operation processes
  • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of maximizing production while minimizing contamination.
  • Commitment and ability to learn from others and adopt best practices while maintaining a strong focus on safety, integrity and reliability.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with peers, trainees, and supervision.
  • Self-motivated and be able to work with minimal supervision while working under pressure.
  • Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Physically fit with the ability to perform physical labor and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.
  • Willingness to learn.

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