The National Occupational Classification (NOC) code 7372 is for Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction
NOC skill type/level: Skill Level B
- Completion of secondary school is usually required.
- On-the-job training is provided.
- Experience as a heavy equipment operator may be required for drillers.
- Experience as a blaster helper in surface mining and quarrying or construction may be required for blasters.
- Provincial blasting licence is usually required for blasters.
- Trade certification for blasters is compulsory in Nova Scotia.
List of Job Titles for NOC 7372 – Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction
- 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