Example Blast Hole Driller Job Description

Our Blast Hole Driller job description includes the Administrative Assistant responsibilities, duties, skills, education, qualifications, and experience.

About the Blast Hole Driller role

A Blast Hole Driller operates heavy machinery to bore deep holes in the ground for mining and construction purposes. They must be knowledgeable of proper blasting techniques and safety protocols to ensure the job is done accurately and safely.

Role Purpose

The purpose of a Blast Hole Driller is to operate drilling machines to bore holes in open-pit mines and quarries. The Blast Hole Driller is responsible for safely setting up, maintaining, and operating drilling machines to bore holes in rock and other materials. The Blast Hole Driller is also responsible for ensuring accurate alignment of the holes, as well as accurately measuring and recording data associated with the drilling process. Additionally, the Blast Hole Driller is responsible for carrying out preventive maintenance on the drilling machines, ensuring the machines are in good working order and making necessary repairs when needed.

Blast Hole Driller Summary

A Blast Hole Driller operates heavy machinery to drill holes into the ground for mining and construction projects. The Driller is responsible for setting up the equipment, monitoring the operation, and ensuring safety protocols are followed. The Driller must be knowledgeable of the environment and be able to identify potential hazards. The Driller must also have the ability to maintain accurate records and complete required reports. The successful candidate must have previous experience operating heavy equipment, a valid driver’s license, and be able to pass a background check.

Blast Hole Driller Duties

  • Operate heavy machinery to drill large diameter blast holes for construction and mining projects
  • Read and interpret maps and blueprints to ensure accuracy of blast hole placement
  • Mix and transport drilling agents to blast site
  • Maintain and repair heavy equipment
  • Maintain logs of drilling progress

Blast Hole Driller Skills

  • Operating drilling rigs
  • Maintaining drilling rigs and equipment
  • Locating and marking drill sites
  • Calculating drilling parameters
  • Monitoring drilling operations
  • Inspecting drill holes

Blast Hole Driller Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals
  • Ability to use power tools and digital measuring devices
  • Training in safety procedures for operating heavy equipment

Personal Traits

  • Physically Fit
  • Safety Conscious
  • Attention to Detail
  • Team Player

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