Class 1 Blaster

Atlantic Road Construction & Paving Ltd. - Dartmouth, NS (30+ days ago)

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Reporting to the Project management team, the Class 1 Blaster will be responsible for carrying out drilling and blasting operations throughout Nova Scotia.

  • Drilling blast holes, loading explosives by hand, or directing bulk explosives trucks to load holes.
  • Providing leadership and supervision to all blast site employees including the communication of daily work plans and project scope.
  • Connecting electrical wires, detonating cords or fuses into series and connecting series to blasting machine.
  • Safely detonating charges, including pre-blast inspections and post blast survey and assessment.
  • Directing the drilling of blast holes and determining depth, diameter and pattern of blast design.
  • Safely handling and transporting explosives and accessories.
  • Reading and interpreting instructions, drawings and diagrams to ensure full understanding of the project requirements.
  • Conduct site specific hazard assessments to ensure the safety of site staff and surrounding infrastructure as it relates to blasting operations.
  • Ensure that all regulations related to blasting operations are strictly adhered to. (NS OH&S Reg’s, Blasting Safety Reg’s, WHMIS, TDG, Explosives Act Canada).
  • Adhering to all company safety policies and safe work practices related but not limited to drilling and blasting operations.
  • Communication with site staff and the project management team.

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Minimum education: Completion of Grade 12 high school.
  • Nova Scotia Class 1 Blasting License.
  • Class 5 Drivers License minimum.
  • Fluency in English both written and spoken..

Compensation Package

  • Above industry average remuneration based on qualifications and experience.
  • Full health and medical benefits including life insurance and AD&D available.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Blasting: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Class 1 Blaster (Required)


  • English (Required)