Pipeline Blasters, Drillers, High Scalers (Remote Pipeline Work)

Glacier Blasting is looking for new team members to fill the positions of Blasting Drillers, Blasters, and High Scalers 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 professional.


Duties & Responsibilities for All Positions:

  • Promote, and lead by example, a work environment where the safety and health of all employees, subcontractors, and individuals on site is paramount
  • Consistent, and timely communication regarding any changes in your area of expertise to the Superintendent/Foreman.
  • Work with the project team to plan and schedule to maximize the potential of the project
  • Provides training to helpers, as required


Qualifications for Drillers:

  • Experience operating one or more of these drills: Ranger 800, Atlas Copco T30R, Hoe Drill, Airtrack, DML in a safely and efficient manner
  • Experience operating a top hammer hydraulic drill (preferably Sandvik)
  • Basic computer skills and ability to communicate in English, oral and written
  • Be able to read and interpret the Blast plan and have experience completing drill logs
  • Experience laying out and loading/unloading magazines and holes


Qualifications for Blasters:

  • WorkSafe BC blasters ticket or equivalent from another Canadian Province, required
  • Thorough understanding of drilling & blasting methods applied under various site conditions
  • Read and understand blast plans as required on site
  • Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies and changes required to the blast plan based on specific field conditions


Qualifications for High Scalers:

  • Minimum 2 years as a High Scaler on Slopes over 100feet
  • General Knowledge of drilling, rope access and rock scaling
  • Knowledge of personal protective equipment, the use of fall protection, the ability to work in a close-knit team environment
  • General knowledge of knots including Bowline, Clove Hitch, Figure eight and how to tie a Prussic
  • Knowledge of the use of acceptable anchor points
  • Confident communicator
  • Proficient Climber
  • In good physical shape and ability to pass a fit to work test
  • Minimum Level 1 First aid is preferred


Qualifications, All Positions:

  • Ability to pass pre-access site medicals, and drug & alcohol screening (some projects may require further checks such as criminal background)
  • Previous construction industry knowledge and experience
  • Strong work ethic - willing to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Load/unload materials and equipment, as needed.


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) in all weather conditions
  • 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


Job Type: Full-time

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