Dyno Nobel Lead Blaster in Bedford, Canada

Lead Blaster

Location: Canada - NS - Bedford

Job Code: 30004973

# of Openings: 1

Job Brief

Carry out blasting operations throughout the Maritimes

Who We Are

Dyno Nobel is a global leader in the commercial explosives industry. We provide innovative blasting solutions and quality explosives products throughout North America, Australia and selected customers in the Asia Pacific.

Join us in everything that’s great about Dyno Nobel: OUR culture, OUR values, OUR commitment to safety and most importantly our PEOPLE. This combination makes Dyno Nobel a terrific place to work.

Dyno Nobel is a subsidiary of Australian based Incitec Pivot Limited. IPL's 4500 employees also manufacture and market industrial chemicals and fertilizer products & services to customers around the world.

What You’ll Do

Reporting to the Blasting Supervisor, you will be the expert in carrying out blasting operations throughout the Maritimes. Other duties will include:

  • To provide supervision to all blast site assigned employees.

  • To conduct blast site hazard assessments to ensure the blast site is a safe work environment for all involved.

  • Communicate all relevant information to the blast crew, including a review of the hazard assessment through the safety tailgate meeting.

  • Directly communicate with the customer to ensure that everyone understands what is required to do the job safely and to his or her satisfaction.

  • Blast design or assist in the process of layout and instruction for any site prep or drilling to be done.

  • Communicate with drillers to ensure accurate data collection of hole conditions is carried out for each drill hole.

  • Ensure that all equipment to be used in that operation is in good operating condition, including vehicles used for delivery of explosives products.

  • Ensure that all regulations, both federally (TDG, Explosives Act, Bulk Regulations, WHIMIS) and provincially (Blasting Safety and OH&S Regulations) are adhered to within the operation in regard to personnel workings, product storage, and product transportation.

  • Maintain an accurate and up-to-date inventory of all products (explosive and non-explosive).

  • Ensuring that company policies, safe work practices, hazard analysis, and standard operating procedures are up-to-date and followed by the employees.

  • Periodically perform all blast site duties under the supervision of alternate blasters in the case where they are lead on the said job.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Minimum educational requirements: Completion of high school (Grade 12) or extensive experience in the related fields.

  • Provincial Blasting License Class I or II (will consider experienced apprentice)

  • Computer skills and an ability to communicate effectively in the terminology related to the field in the form of verbal and written reports.

  • A positive professional and courteous attitude is an asset when dealing with customers on a daily basis.

  • Good physical condition is required with the ability to repeatedly handle 25-kilogram units.

  • Class 5 Drivers License minimum, however class 3 or higher considered an asset.

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement.

  • Positive attitude, friendly demeanor, and team player

What We Offer:

  • Vacation time + paid holidays

  • Health Care + Life insurance + AD&D

  • RRSP + RPP (after 1 year of continuous employment)

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Friendly and supportive coworkers

Zero Harm for Everyone Everywhere

Value People – Respect, Recognize & Reward

Think Customer. Everyone. Every day

Treat the Business as our Own

Care for the Community & our Environment

Challenge & Improve the Status Quo

Deliver on our Promises

Dyno Nobel is an equal employment opportunity employer and will give all qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.