Blast Hole Driller - Mining

Location: Lancaster, CA, United States
Job ID: R4364
Job Status: Full-Time



Job Summary:

You are an experienced Blast Hole Driller who takes pride in the safe and efficient operation of production mining equipment in a surface pit operation.

Ledcor is one of the few companies to offer turnkey solutions to mining companies across North America. We are experienced working in the tough environment conditions of the mining sector, enabling us to mitigate risks for our clients. Our award-winning safety programs communicate our safety guidelines to our employees, subcontractors, vendors, and clients - creating a culture of safety at all levels of operations.

Apply today to join our mining team in Mojave, California, United States.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Operation of DM45s and Cat MD6250 rotary blasthole drills
  • Operation and understanding of a top head drilling unit equipped with multi-function joy sticks and GPS on a mine site
  • Drill blast holes 23’ to 45’ in depth
  • Comply with all company, client, legislated safety policies and procedures of drilling in a large open pit surface mine
  • Detects and performs small mechanical repairs to the drill
  • Accomplishes all drill production targets set forth without harming the drill
  • Drill tooling functions and how to properly and safely apply to the drill rigs
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with other team members
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision


  • Minimum three years' drilling experience in an open pit mining environment is preferred
  • Must possess surface mining drilling experience; use of DM45 or Cat MD6250
  • Must have thorough knowledge of drill patterns and the structure in which they are developed
  • Current MSHA surface certification is required
  • Proven safety and attendance records is required
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license
  • Must have and maintain a clean driver's abstract
  • Successful completion of pre-employment drug, alcohol, and physical capability testing

Work Conditions

  • Rotation of 5/4, 12-hour day shifts; night shifts may be required
  • Ability to work overtime may be required
  • Employee benefits package and 401k plan participation offered after 60 days of continuous employment

Additional Information:

Company Description

Ledcor Mining services reach across the lifespan of a mine, from facility construction, to full-scale contract mining of coal, minerals, or metals, all the way to mine reclamation. Our service offerings are vast—as are the projects we work on. 

But when you work for Ledcor, your experience will go far beyond the project. Do you want a career that means more? Join our True Blue team now!

Employment Equity

Ledcor is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability, or any other legally protected status. All applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

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Date Posted
Sep 29, 2020

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