$48.17/hr: 40 Pipeline Blasters, Drillers & High Scalers Needed in BC & AB

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What Glacier Blasting & Shoring is Hiring for:

Glacier Blasting is looking for new team members to fill the positions of Blasting Drillers, Blasters, and High Scalers for our remote site-based projects in British Columbia and Alberta.

Reporting to the Site Foreman, for a designated Pipeline Project, you will work with a team of site crew and other blasting professional.

 Duties & Responsibilities for All Positions:

  • Promote, and lead by example, a work environment where the safety and health of all employees, subcontractors, and individuals on site is paramount
  • Consistent, and timely communication regarding any changes in your area of expertise to the Superintendent/Foreman.
  • Work with the project team to plan and schedule to maximize the potential of the project
  • Provides training to helpers, as required

 Qualifications for Drillers:

  • Experience operating one or more of these drills: Ranger 800, Atlas Copco T30R, Hoe Drill, Airtrack, DML in a safely and efficient manner
  • Experience operating a top hammer hydraulic drill (preferably Sandvik)
  • Basic computer skills and ability to communicate in English, oral and written
  • Be able to read and interpret the Blast plan and have experience completing drill logs
  • Experience laying out and loading/unloading magazines and holes

 Qualifications for Blasters:

  • WorkSafe BC blasters ticket or equivalent from another Canadian Province, required
  • Thorough understanding of drilling & blasting methods applied under various site conditions
  • Read and understand blast plans as required on site
  • Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies and changes required to the blast plan based on specific field conditions

 Qualifications for High Scalers:

  • Minimum 2 years as a High Scaler on Slopes over 100feet
  • General Knowledge of drilling, rope access and rock scaling
  • Knowledge of personal protective equipment, the use of fall protection, the ability to work in a close-knit team environment
  • General knowledge of knots including Bowline, Clove Hitch, Figure eight and how to tie a Prussic
  • Knowledge of the use of acceptable anchor points
  • Confident communicator
  • Proficient Climber
  • In good physical shape and ability to pass a fit to work test
  • Minimum Level 1 First aid is preferred

 Qualifications, All Positions:

  • Ability to pass pre-access site medicals, and drug & alcohol screening (some projects may require further checks such as criminal background)
  • Previous construction industry knowledge and experience
  • Strong work ethic - willing to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Load/unload materials and equipment, as needed.

 Working Conditions:

  • Remote fly-in camp locations – Typical rotation is 3 weeks in and 1 week out, 12-hour days
  • Field environment, working to deadlines, some high stress situations (e.g., meeting deadlines)
  • May be required to work outside of normal work hours to meet the needs of the project
  • Will be working with drills in a high dust and noise environment (PPE required) in all weather conditions
  • Frequent travel
  • On call for emergencies as needed

 Perks and Compensation:

  • Union Pipeline base wage of $48.17/hr
  • Union Benefits/Pension Plan
  • LOA (Living out Allowance)
  • Retention Bonus

Work Regions:

These opportunities from Glacier Blasting & Shoring are available in Alberta, British Columbia, Canada.


The below are factors that tend to matter for our listing seekers. This listing with Glacier Blasting & Shoring offers:


Living Out Allowance

Benefits Package

Retention Bonus

12 hr shifts


As positions vary, please confirm details with employer.


Glacier Blasting & Shoring has indicated that these are the requirements for the listing:

  • Travel Required

Requirements may not be comprehensive. Confirm w/employer.

About Glacier Blasting & Shoring:

Glacier Blasting & Shoring has delivered innovative and cost effective solutions for a wide range of blasting applications to customers throughout Canada for over 30 years. Our extensive inventory of modern equipment and ability to provide performance and materials bonds mean we are uniquely positioned to meet the challenges of any project.    

Safety and the environment are priorities at Glacier Blasting & Shoring.  We have a certified safety manager who develops safe work procedures for every task we complete.  All construction debris and waste are segregated and sent to certified recycling facilities.


Glacier Blasting & Shoring has lead the blasting industry in service, innovation, safety and quality of workmanship for over 30 years. We maintain lasting customer relationships by consistently delivering superior quality and service at competitive prices, listening and responding to customer needs, and always demonstrating integrity, objectivity and fairness.

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