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Graduate Blasting Engineer

Job description

Graduate Blasting Engineer

Our client is an established company specialising in Industrial Explosives and Rock Blasting. They are offering a fantastic and exciting opportunity for graduates in Mining, Civil, Surveying and Construction Engineering.

The right candidate will be partnered with highly experienced engineers for a two-year mentoring and training programme to become a blasting engineer. This will incorporate training in Shot Firing, and Explosive Engineering. At the end of your two-year training you will have a permanent job with the company.

We have two vacancies to fill; one in the West Dublin area, proximity to the M50. The second will be based in the South Tipperary area.

Program Goals

The role will provide the successful candidate with:

  • An opportunity to develop technical skills within their area of expertise.

  • Gain practical, challenging, and meaningful experience, while learning about the culture as well as the Quarrying Industry.

  • Regular one to ones and feedback from your manager.

  • Develop and grow a successful career

  • Work from home then direct to site

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

To gain an understanding of the fundamentals about how the different parts of the business operate. These include

  • Face Profiling

  • Drone Surveying

  • Shotfiring / Blasting Supervision

  • Vibration Monitoring and Analysis

  • Quarry based calculations.

  • Depot inventory management.

  • Liaising, developing, and maintaining relationships with current and potential customers.

  • Comply with Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality standards, and work instructions.

  • Promotion of Sales of Explosives, Accessories and Technical Services.

Full training will be provided to the successful candidates.


  • The ideal candidate will have a Degree in Surveying, Civil, Construction Engineering, or another related Engineering field.

  • They will have graduated in 2020 for 2021 and who has 2 years relevant work experience.

  • The successful person must have a valid clean driver’s licence.

  • The candidate should have an interest in technology or digitisation.

  • They must also have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • They must be proficient in using Microsoft including Office, Excel and Outlook.


  • Company Vehicle: Fully expensed company vehicle

  • Pension: 10% employer contribution following successful probation

  • Healthcare: €600 employer contribution following successful probation

  • Death in Service: 4 times annual salary

  • Income Continuance: Available for all employees

  • Company Mobile Phone

  • Annual Leave 23 days


This job description is intended to give an overview of the role. It should not be considered as an exhaustive list of responsibilities as these may vary or change over time depending on the changing needs of the business.