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Job Details

Construction Driller



Date Posted

June 08, 2022


English or French
  • Location Medicine Hat, AB
  • Earnings $32.50 hourly
  • Work Hours 30 to 40 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 1  Vacancy
  • Closing Date Jul 28, 2022
Job Requirements




English or French


Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Driller Specific Skills

  • Drive and operate tracked or truck-mounted rotary drilling to bore large blast holes to specified depths at staked positions in open-pit mine or quarry
  • Drive and operate air-track or other drilling machines to bore large blast holes to specified depths at staked positions in open-pit mine or quarry
  • Operate tracked or truck-mounted drill equipped with auger or other attachment to drill holes for building foundations or pilings
  • Operate drilling machines to drill blast holes in rock at road or other construction sites


1 year to less than 2 years

Additional Skills

  • Ensure health and safety regulations are followed
  • Measure location and stake out pattern of holes to be drilled, load blast holes with explosives and detonate explosives to dislodge coal, ore or rock

Personal Suitability

  • Flexibility
  • Accurate
  • Team player
  • Dependability
  • Judgement

Health benefits

  • Health care plan
  • Dental plan
  • Vision care benefits

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Interest Codes & Abilities
The Construction Driller is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Interest Codes

Blasters - Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction

Interest in precision working to connect electrical wires, detonating cords and fuses into series, and to connect the series to blasting machines; may operate air-track, rotary, down-the-hole and other drilling machines


Interest in analyzing information to conduct field tests to determine the type and quantity of explosives required


Interest in speaking - signalling to direct workers in assembling primer charges using selected detonators, fuses, detonating cords and other materials, and to direct bulk-explosive trucks to load holes; may direct drilling of blast holes

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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