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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Job Order # fsj244
Date Posted: February 09, 2017
Full/Part-time: Fulltime
Employer/Location: Peace River Hydro Partners
Fort St John, BC
Job Title: Blaster - Site C (15)
Starting Date: ASAP
Wages:  
Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Good knowledge of math principles.
  • Must be mechanically inclined.
  • Work well with other crew members.
  • High regard for safety.

Experience and Qualifications

  • First Aid ticket.
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License.
  • Provincial Blasting ticket.
  • Minimum of 5 years' blast experience in an open-pit mine, quarry or similar project.
Duties: Reporting to the Superintendent, the Blaster is responsible for blasting activities in an open-pit mine or quarry setting. Duties include loading blast holes in rock, loading blast holes with explosives, assembling primer charges and ensuring all safety requirements, regulations and procedures are followed for drill and blast activities.

Responsibilities

  • Read instructions or diagrams, lay out drill pattern and determine depth and diameter of blast holes and conduct field tests to determine type and quantity of explosives required.
  • Assemble or direct other workers to assemble primer charges using selected detonators, fuses, detonating cords and other materials.
  • Load explosives in blast holes by hand or direct movement of bulk explosives trucks to load holes.
  • Connect electrical wires, detonating cords or fuses into series and connect series to blasting machines; press handle or button to detonate charges.
  • Handle, store and transport explosives and accessories in accordance with regulations and ensure that safety procedures are observed.
  • May operate air-track, rotary, down-the-hole or other drilling machines to drill blast holes or may direct drilling of blast holes.
  • Ensure all equipment is accounted for daily.
  • Ensure sufficient supplies are gathered for the day.
  • Maintenance and care of all assigned equipment.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork.
  • Active participation in all safety/tailgate meetings.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
How to Apply: Apply online at https://prhp.mua.hrdepartment.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/64 .

Competition Number:  BL7372
Closing Date:  Until Filled

Job Order # fsj245
Date Posted: February 09, 2017
Full/Part-time: Fulltime
Employer/Location: Peace River Hydro Partners
Fort St John, BC
Job Title: Driller - Site C (15)
Starting Date: ASAP
Wages:  
Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Good knowledge of math principles.
  • Must be mechanically inclined.
  • Work well with other crew members.
  • High regard for safety.

Experience and Qualifications

  • First Aid ticket.
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License.
  • Minimum of 5 years' drilling experience, construction or quarry environment preferred.
Duties: Reporting to the Superintendent, the Driller/Blaster is responsible for operating drilling equipment in an open-pit mine or quarry setting. Duties include locating, staking and drilling blast holes in rock, loading blast holes with explosives and ensure all safety requirements, regulations and procedures are followed for drill activities.

Responsibilities

  • Drive and operate tracked or truck-mounted rotary drilling, air-track or other drilling machines to bore large blast holes to specified depths at staked positions in open-pit mine or quarry.
  • Operate drilling machines to drill blast holes in rock at road or other construction sites.
  • Operate tracked or truck-mounted drill equipped with auger or other attachment to drill holes for building foundations or pilings.
  • 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.
  • Ensure all equipment is accounted for daily.
  • Ensure sufficient supplies are gathered for the day.
  • Maintenance and care of all assigned equipment.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork.
  • Active participation in all safety/tailgate meetings.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
How to Apply: Apply online at https://prhp.mua.hrdepartment.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/63 .

Competition Number:  DR7372
Closing Date:  Until Filled