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Supervisor Blasting Salary
in Nova Scotia, Canada

$60,033 (CAD)

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Last updated: February 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Supervisor Blasting is $60,033 a year and $29 an hour in Nova Scotia, Canada. The average salary range for a Supervisor Blasting is between $43,240 and $73,960. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Supervisor Blasting. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Job Summary

  • Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in strip or pit mining or in quarrying: studies contour maps and aerial photographs to determine locations for roads and cuts.
  • Supervises road construction crew and lays out blast pattern.
  • Supervises drilling and shooting crews in drilling blast holes and detonation of charges.
  • Plans location of spoil pile (dump area) to allow maximum room for stripping.
  • Coordinates stripping, drilling, blasting, quarrying, and loading activities, and assists workers with faulty equipment.
  • Determines property lines and legal limits of operations in order to comply with rights of adjoining property owners and mining laws.
  • Schedules running and major repair work on drilling machine and stripping and loading shovels.
  • Requisitions supplies, such as explosives, lubricants, bits, and machine parts.
  • Observes mining operation to detect violation of safety regulations and compiles safety and production records.
  • May supervise crushing operations.
  • May train new workers.
  • May be designated according to specific work performed as supervisor, drilling and shooting; supervisor, blasting.
  • Performs other duties as described under supervisor.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Supervisor Blasting Job Listings for Nova Scotia, Canada

Blaster Apprentice - Will train! Good for drillers, helpers, laborers or those wanting to build a...
Feb 9
Bedford, Canada
Dyno Nobel Inc
What You'll Do Reporting to the Blasting Supervisor, you will be the expert in working in blasting operations in Nova Scotia and throughout the Maritimes. Other duties will include: * Perform all ...
Lead Blaster
Jan 31
Bedford, Canada
Dyno Nobel Inc
What You'll Do Reporting to the Blasting Supervisor, you will be the expert in carrying out blasting operations throughout the Maritimes. Other duties will include: * To provide supervision to all ...
Technical Assistant - Intern
Jan 31
Bedford, Canada
Dyno Nobel Inc
What You'll Do Reporting to the Blasting Supervisor, you will be the expert in performing all blast site duties under the supervision of a blaster in charge. This position is available for students ...
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