Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7372

Drillers in this unit group operate mobile drilling machines to bore blast holes in open-pit mines and quarries and to bore holes for blasting and for building foundations at construction sites. Blasters in this unit group fill blast holes with explosives and detonate explosives to dislodge coal, ore and rock or to demolish structures. They are employed by mining, quarrying and construction companies and by drilling and blasting contractors.

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Alternate Job Titles

  • Air-track Drill Operator - Construction
  • Blaster - Quarrying
  • Blaster - Surface Mining
  • Blaster (except Underground Mining)
  • Construction Blaster
  • Construction Driller
  • Core Drill Operator - Construction, Surface Mining And Quarrying
  • Diamond Drill Operator - Surface Mining And Quarrying
  • Driller - Quarrying
  • Driller - Surface Mine
  • Driller - Surface Mining
  • Drilling Machine Operator - Construction
  • Foundation Drill Operator
  • Foundation Drill Operator - Construction
  • Open-pit Blaster
  • Open-pit Driller
  • Quarry Driller
  • Rotary Drilling Machine Operator
  • Rotary Drilling Machine Operator - Surface Mining And Quarrying
  • Seismic Prospecting Driller
  • Blaster - Quarrying
  • Blaster - Surface Mining
  • Construction Driller
  • Driller - Surface Mine
  • Open-pit Blaster
  • Rotary Drilling Machine Operator
  • Directional Driller

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