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Drill Operator

Company: Concrete Materials/Sweetman Construction Department: Quarry
Location: Sioux Falls, SD Hiring Manager: Molly J Smith
Closing Date: 10/05/2019 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
Performs and monitors the drill and blast activities.


Maintain safe work environment through a variety of means including worker training and safety inspections.
Monitor blast rock inventory and report to the Quarry Superintendent any recommendations.
Review drilling operations and confer with Quarry Superintendent to resolve production or processing problems.
Monitor blast rock standards to ensure blast rock finished product is of prescribed quality.
Collaborate with Quarry Superintendent and provide suggestions or recommendations for improving drilling and blasting operations.
Coordinate with designated Blaster and Quarry Superintendent to ensure all Drill & Blasting standards are followed.
Move drills as needed to designated locations within quarry and safely maneuver into position to drill blast holes.
Operates drill as needed to drill holes according to drill pattern.
Maintain bits, hammers and steel tubes and can change steels as needed.
Inspect and maintain drill’s mechanisms, lubricant systems and fluid levels.
Prepare and maintain production reports and maintenance records.
Requisition materials, supplies, equipment parts, or repair services.
Make minor repairs by replacing gaskets, filters, hoses, etc.
Complete drilling and blasting reports as required.
Coordinates and maintains drilling supplies inventory.
Assists in drill and blast pattern design layout.
Set up and adjust machines and equipment.
Oversee commercial drilling & blasting operations.

Must be able to obtain a valid CDL with a hazmat endorsement.
Must be able to travel as needed.
Operate other quarry equipment as directed by Quarry Superintendent
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED and at least one to two years related experience and/or training; or
Equivalent combination of education and experience.
Mechanically inclined

This position may require you to wear a half mask respirator at times and therefore, you will be required to be fit tested. Per OSHA “The Respiratory Protection standard, paragraph 29 CFR 1910.134(g)(1)(i)(A), states that respirators shall not be worn when facial hair comes between the sealing surface of the facepiece and the face or that interferes with valve function. Facial hair is allowed as long as it does not protrude under the respirator seal, or extend far enough to interfere with the device's valve function. Short mustaches, sideburns, and small goatees that are neatly trimmed so that no hair compromises the seal of the respirator usually do not present a hazard and, therefore, do not violate paragraph 1910.134(g)(1)(i).

Typical hours during Production season are M-F 4:30am-4:30pm, most Saturdays 4:30am-12pm. Typical hours during Maintenance season are M-Th 7am-5pm.
How To Apply
Concrete Materials/Sweetman/Ellis & Eastern and Rail to Road are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state/federal law.

Mail completed application to Sweetman Construction Co., 1500 North Sweetman Place, Box 84140, Sioux Falls, SD 57118-4140
Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.
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MDU Resources Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

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