Rock Drill Operator

Field · Salem, Oregon
Department Field
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $70,000-$90,000+

McCallum Rock Drilling (MRD) is a rock drilling and blasting contractor based out of Chehalis, WA, that has been in business since 1988. MRD operates in commercial quarries, timberlands and construction sites throughout the Western US. 

MRD is seeking a full-time Rock Drill Equipment Operator to operate out of the Salem, Oregon territory. The ideal candidate will have some prior construction and heavy equipment operating experience. The candidate must be willing to travel and stay out of town as needed. The applicant must have a clean driving record and will be expected to pass a pre-employment drug screening test.

If you want to build your career running heavy equipment with a growing and reputable company, this can be the right fit for you! 

 Minimum responsibilities include:

  • Safely follow all MRD policies and procedures 
  • Able to perform daily maintenance on all heavy equipment 
  • Basic knowledge of drill terminology 
  • Ability to productively execute proper drill layout and patterns, instructed by their Project Manager
  • Responsible for managing and maintaining all drill supplies, tools, and accessories
  • Ability to accurately record all drill patterns/reports and submit them in a timely manner 
  • Expected to complete daily timesheets and safety checklists accurately 
  • Communicate mechanical or terrain issues with Project Manager 
  • Ability to operate efficiently and productively with limited supervision 
  • Able to work out of town 

Minimum skills and qualifications include: 

  • Valid driver's license with proof of insurance 
  • Able to pass pre-employment drug test 
  • Clean driving record (no more than 3 moving violations within last 3 years) 
  • Clean background (no felonies)
  • Reliable transportation to our base shop 
  • Candidate must have a positive attitude and strong work ethic 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Mechanical aptitude desired 
  • Prior construction laborer experience a plus 
  • Must be willing to work long days (weekends occasionally)

Benefits include: 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage 
  • 401k Option 
  • PTO
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program 
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • 50-60+ hours per week
  • Hourly Rate: $21-$30+ DOE

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    Salem, Oregon
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