Pipeline Drillers (Remote Work)

We are looking for new team members to fill the positions of Blasting Drillers for our remote site-based projects in British Columbia and Alberta. Reporting to the Site Foreman, for a designated Pipeline Project, you will work with a team of site crew and other blasting professionals to operate drills for blasting activities.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Be able to operate one or more of these drills (Ranger 800, Atlas Copco T30R, Hoe Drill, Airtrack, DML) safely and efficiently
  • Drill holes in accordance with the blast plan and pattern laid out and complete drill logs for each hole
  • Operate the drills within the working capabilities of the machine and within the capability of the operator
  • Assist blasters if required by laying out materials for each hole, loading materials in/out of magazines, and stemming holes
  • Assist Drill mechanics as needed including keeping detailed records of any maintenance issues and other paperwork
  • Work with driller helpers to ensure their safety around the drill
  • Promote, and lead by example, a work environment where the safety and health of all employees, subcontractors, and individuals on site is paramount
  • Operate as a productive member of a high functioning field team to drive results
  • Maintain general cleanliness to ensure job sites are clear of hazards, waste, and scrap material
  • Load/unload materials and equipment as needed




  • Experience operating one or more of these drills (Ranger 800, Atlas Copco T30R, Hoe Drill, Airtrack, DML)
  • Experience operating a top hammer hydraulic drill (preferably Sandvik)
  • Safety knowledge and experience in construction industry
  • Willing to work outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions
  • Self- motivated with the ability to work as part of team
  • Experience with basic power and construction tools
  • Valid Driver’s License (including drivers abstract)
  • Fit to work – ability to see, hear, walk, stand, and lift 25kgs
  • Basic computer skills and ability to communicate in English, oral and written
  • Good work ethic and a willingness to learn
  • Ability to pass pre access site medicals/drug and alcohol screening (some projects may require further checks such as criminal background)


Working Conditions:

  • Remote fly-in camp locations – Typical rotation is 3 weeks in and 1 week out, 12-hour days
  • Field environment, working to deadlines, some high stress situations (e.g., meeting deadlines)
  • May be required to work outside of normal work hours to meet the needs of the project
  • Will be working with drills in a high dust and noise environment (PPE required)
  • Frequent travel
  • On call for emergencies as needed


Perks and Compensation:

  • Union Pipeline base wage of $48.17/hr
  • Union Benefits/Pension Plan
  • LOA (Living out Allowance)
  • Retention Bonus

Glacier Blasting is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment and hiring practices.

Only candidates who are most qualified for the position will be contacted.

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