Drillers & Blasters - Dexter Construction

Bedford , Nova Scotia

Dexter Construction is a large, diversified Construction Company engaged in all major aspects of the heavy civil construction industry within the Atlantic Provinces. We are currently seeking the qualifications and expertise of Drillers & Blasters based out of Bedford, NS.

Primary Duties and 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, Construction sites and or quarry operations.
  • May 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
  • 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 denotate charges
  • Handle, store and transport explosives and accessories in accordance with regulations and ensure that safety procedures are observed
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Experience, and Education:

  • Provincial blasting License Class 1 or Class 2 or Trade Certification is required
  • 5-7 years’ experience in drilling and/or blasting
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and engineering specifications
  • Willingness to work in a team environment
  • Ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner
  • Comply with all safety policies and procedures
  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and supervisors to ensure that projects are completed properly
  • Working safely is a condition of employment.

A comprehensive pension and benefits package are offered with this position along with opportunities for advancement and training and development.

Application Process:
Completed applications should be submitted to:

Human Resources
Attn: Ryan Kidney
Email: rkidney@dexter.ca
Please reference “Drillers & Blasters” in the subject line.

We are an equal opportunity employer that encourages all interested candidates to submit a detailed resume.


We would like to thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be notified.