Blasting Technical Manager in Auburn, NH at Maine Drilling

Date Posted: 7/15/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Auburn, NH
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  • Experience:
    At least 10 year(s)
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Job Description


Blasting Technical Manager

Has direct responsibility to manage all Blaster Training programs, Public Education and field technical support activity to achieve industry leadership position, in alignment with budgeted goals. MD & B prides itself on its strong work ethic and team orientation. The candidate in this position must be willing to roll up their sleeves and do what it takes to contribute to the company’s success.


  • Lead the development and coordination of all blaster training materials and programs
  • Develop and coordinate a MD&B blasting Public Education program
  • Lead the evaluation of blasting incidents through the construction of Lessons Learned
  • Develop blasting specific best practices guidelines for MD&B operating standards
  • Participate in the development and support of company Safety Policies
  • Participate in the development and continuation of an Operational Training Committee 

  • Attend Monthly Business Operations Committee meetings

  • Participate in monthly Foreman, periodic safety and job meetings as needed
  • Lead technical support communications to employees through a web page design and system
  • Develop professional networking relationships with both internal and external customers to successfully meet objectives and add value for value-added services
  • Create and manage department budget
  • Assistance in the planning and development of dynamic  blasting projects
  • Identify blasters that are blasting in high-risk situations and ensure they meet all the training requirements of their specific position. Arrange appropriate training to close training gaps
  • Assist in the development and presentation of blasting plans and procedures
  • Provide inter-company technical reports on blasting applications, product testing, procedures and results
  • Assure the coordination of our Blaster Training programs with our Driller Training program
  • Assist in project reviews to reduce cost
  • Assist the company in business development initiatives, as requested
  • Responsible to remain current with and make recommendations to purchase/acquire/lease new technologies
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent preferred. Additional work experience directly related to position may be substituted for some of the formal education
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience working with explosives in drilling and blasting field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in supervisory role in explosives or similar industry
  • Broad knowledge of applicable DOT, OSHA, MSHA, EPA, and BATFE regulations
  • Sound computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, facilitation, and presentation skills
  • Sound math and analytical skills
  • Broad knowledge of explosives and initiating products
  • Experience in blasting technical training and explosive materials
  • Possess valid Blasting Certificates

Job Requirements

  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the Northeast
  • Position located in Auburn, NH
  • Respected self starter and exhibits desire to learn
  • Good planner, leader and company representative


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