March 13, 2024

Certified Blaster - Quarry and Surface Mining

From $40 an hour - Permanent, Full-time


British Columbia


  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care

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The Opportunity

Rock Construction & Mining Inc. is seeking experienced, enthusiastic individuals to join the team as full time Certified Blasters (NOC 7372) for projects throughout British Columbia and Canada. April / May project start dates and longevity for the right candidates.

  • Candidates MUST possess a valid WorkSafeBC Blasting ticket or BC Mines Blasting ticket - Surface Blaster 1st Class (Urban or Close Proximity).
  • Candidates MUST hold proven experience working in quarrying and/or surface mining.
  • ROCK will aid successful candidates in obtaining an equivalency certificate where current out of province training/certification meets BC regulatory requirements.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Load explosives in blast holes
  • Ensure appropriate detonation sequencing and connection
  • Handle, store and transport explosives and accessories in accordance with regulations and ensure that safety procedures are observed
  • Direct blast helpers
  • Accurately complete pre blast risk assessments and blasting reports
  • Valid drivers’ license
  • Attention to detail with the ability to follow process accurately
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment
  • Complete accurate daily reporting
  • Good judgment, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Adopt good blasting habits and common sense
  • Ability to distinguish between unsafe/safe working conditions
  • Prioritize daily / weekly schedules to meet deadlines
  • Resolve complex problems and make clear and decisive decisions
  • Positive attitude, friendly demeanor, and a team player

Rock Construction and Mining Inc. (ROCK)

Join one of Canada’s largest rock excavation contractors specializing in drilling and blasting operations. Scope of works include construction and mining projects of every size and complexity in locations across Canada.

Since 2002, ROCK has secured its reputation as a trusted partner in drilling and blasting applications such as road and highway construction, quarry and mine production, infrastructure foundations and hydroelectric development. Founded with the philosophy of providing a safe, efficient, and guaranteed service, in meeting all client expectations. ROCK believes that people are the greatest asset and utilizes the valuable resources gained through worker engagement.


  • Negotiable hourly rate - based on certification and experience.
  • ROCK offers regular appraisals and wage evaluations
  • 10% Holiday Pay
  • Overtime and commuters benefits
  • Travel and accommodations covered by ROCK
  • Excellent benefits package after 3 months
  • Opportunity for training and advancement

We thank all who apply for your interest in working with ROCK. Only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Due to the large volume of applications, calls will not be taken via the office. Any queries relating to the role are welcomed via email or chat function only.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From $40.00 per hour


  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekends as needed

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay


  • Blasting: 5 years (preferred)


  • Surface Blasting Ticket (required)

Work Location: In person

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