Mericle Construction, Inc. is seeking a Blast Hole Drill Operator. Candidate should have 2-3 years’ experience operating a Epiroc T 45 or equivalent machine and possess a valid PA Driver’s license.

Position Summary:

Heavy equipment operator skilled in down the hole rock drilling. Works on drill sites using large drilling machinery.

Job Functions: (other duties may apply)

  • Operate drill in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Complete associated records and logs.
  • Have a good mechanical aptitude for drill repair and maintenance.
  • Have good communication skills both verbal and written.
  • A SAFETY-FIRST approach to all work performed. Adhere to all company safety policies.
  • Ability to work independently, without direct supervision.
  • Prompt, dependable and possesses a strong work ethic.
  • Willingness to work overtime and weekends/holidays/nights, if required.
  • Operate company vehicles to transport products to and from specified job sites. Will include driving on commercial roads, private roads, and customer property.
  • Operate rock drill rig on various job sites in all weather conditions.
  • Be able to work in an independent environment with limited supervision.
  • Maintains safe working conditions.


  • MSHA part 46/48 Training (preferred but will train)
  • Driver’s License (CDL Class A preferred)
  • Drilling Experience (preferred but will train)
  • Able to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Knowledge and ability to comply with Department of Transportation (DOT), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Mechanical skills

Job Type: Full-time


  • Drilling: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Mechanical Knowledge: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Driver’s License (Required)

You can e-mail your cover letter and resume to Mericle’s Human Resources Department or you can apply online here.

Human Resources Department
Mericle Construction, Inc.
4th Floor
100 Baltimore Drive
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

You can print an employment application here.