Careers At Maine Drilling and Blasting

Work Like an Owner: Be a Breed Apart


Come Work With The Best!

We, at Maine Drilling & Blasting, are always on the lookout for capable people who thrive in a team-centered environment. If you are interested in working with us, please follow the links at left to fill out an application or submit a resume. We will review your background and skills in light of our current and projected position openings. We will keep your application active for 60 days.

MD&B Employee Owners

Since 1966, Maine Drilling & Blasting standards have been steeped in the tradition of being family-owned and operated. We're a close and cohesive group. We're also owners. Maine Drilling & Blasting began the transition to employee ownership in 2004, resulting in progressively greater individual responsibility in the work being produced. We work with the unity of a family and the determination of business owners.

In 2017, we're celebrating our 13th year of employee ownership and over 51% of the company being owned by our employees! What does this mean for our employees and customers?

Employee-ownership results in a renewed and improved level of engagement by employees and service to our customers. Our employee-owners know our company's success is directly tied to their own (and vice versa), so we take greater responsibility for quality, safety, production, results, and innovation.

Employees Speak Out

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Building the Nation and Economy, One Project at a Time

Maine Drilling & Blasting is the leading provider of drilling, blasting and related specialty services in the United States, and one of the largest of its kind in North America. With the controlled use of explosives, we drill and blast rock to fashion foundations for homes, business developments and bridges, carves out roadways, mine raw materials for concrete and asphalt, divert rivers and streams, prepare the earth for the construction of hydroelectric projects, pipelines and wind towers, create the holes in which to set utility poles and even sculpt ski slopes.

Maine Drilling & Blasting is currently registered to drill and blast in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and West Virginia. While we are one of the largest drilling and blasting firms, we are firmly grounded and focused in our local regions to support local service.

Like the American bison that represents us, we're still going strong, having earned our reputation as a Breed Apart in the industry, and as one of the safest and most experienced blasting and drilling companies in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic areas. Where safety's concerned, we go above and beyond industry guidelines. At Maine Drilling & Blasting, we work hard every day to ensure that our safety culture is strong, and in line with OUR operating standards, vision and mission.

Our experience is extensive, and our culture is one of ownership. As a blasting company of employee owners, we work with the unity of family and the determination of business owners. We take greater responsibility for quality, safety, production and innovation because we share directly in the Company's success.

Working at Maine Drilling & Blasting

We’re one of the largest drilling and blasting companies in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic areas - big enough to provide large-project stability, yet small enough to provide a family-oriented feel. MD&B is a collection of safe, hard-working, professionals who work as a team, think like owners, and have a great time working together.

Our Core Values of Respect, Fairness, Honesty, and Responsibility provide a firm cultural foundation as we relate to customers and each other in the course of Making it Happen!

- The Maine Drilling and Blasting Core Values

Benefits & Employee Ownership

MD&B provides much more than just a paycheck. As employee-owners, with a stake in the success of the Company, our goal is to attract, develop, reward, and retain the best workforce in the industry. Our benefits and total rewards package go a long way toward meeting that goal.

As a 51% Employee-Owned company, we provide a unique array of benefits, including two retirement plans (Employer-contributed Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), and 401(k) Plan). In addition, we offer Health/Dental/Vision plans; employer-paid Life Insurance; additional Life Insurance; and optional Short and Long-term disability coverage.

Maine Drilling & Blasting offers a wide variety of training and development courses and programs. We offer in-house OSHA and MSHA safety training and incentive programs; certification programs for drillers and blasters; and leadership training programs to move every engaged employee up the ladder to take on greater challenges, opportunities, and responsibility.

Benefits / Training & Development

Working at MD&B provides much more than just a paycheck. As employee-owners, with a stake in the success of the Company, our goal is to attract, develop, reward, and retain the best workforce in the industry. Our benefits and total rewards package go a long way toward meeting that goal. Here’s a short list of some of the benefits we offer:

Health Plan

Maine Drilling & Blasting offers Health and Dental coverage for eligible employees and their families through Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, with a company contribution of over 2/3 of the total premium cost. Employees may elect Blue View Vision coverage as well. We also offer a Wellness Program, where employees can gain discounted premium rates.

Life Insurance

MD&B provides company-paid life insurance to eligible employees. Additional coverage (including coverage for spouses and dependents) may be purchased, as well.

Short-Term Disability/Long-Term Disability Coverages

MDB offers affordable STD and LTD coverage to all employees.


Only 3% of companies in the US offer more than one retirement plan - we offer two! The Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), with employer contribution, along with a 401(k) Plan.

Earned Time Off

For eligible employees, MD&B provides time off for Holidays, Vacation, Sick Days, Bereavement, and Jury Duty.

Volunteer Time Off

MD&B encourages our employees to become involved in their communities, lending their voluntary support to programs that positively impact the quality of life within these communities. Beginning January 1, 2019, Maine Drilling & Blasting added a volunteer time off program (VTO) to our list of employee benefits.

Reimbursement Programs

Field Employees may qualify for daily per diem truck days, overnight per diem, annual PPE allowance (safety boots, gloves, rain gear, etc.), tool allowances and uniform service for mechanics, and prescription safety glasses allowance.

MD&B also provides tuition reimbursement programs, referral bonus programs, Job-of-the-Month awards, Driver-of-the-Month, Administrative Employee-of-the-Month, Mechanic-of-the-Month, and safety incentives and awards programs to reward consistent efforts of our employees in maintaining our high safety standards.


Training is at the core of developing and building our strength as a company and is one of the greatest investments we make. On the Safety front, the Company provides MSHA and OSHA training, daily, monthly, and company-wide annual safety meetings.

For Skilled Craft, we provide Driller trainee mentoring and certification programs, Blaster Training and Certification, and CDL-Hazmat internal driver qualification instruction and certifications.

MD&B also provides training programs for college interns through our Advanced Summer Help program; for new college operational hires, through our Construction Superintendent Trainee program; and Leadership Development programs for managers and executives, including one-on-one coaching and mentoring programs.

Competitive Package

Combined with competitive wages and salaries, we consider the overall package of our pay, benefits, training, development, and numerous opportunities to move your career ahead, to be second to none here at Maine Drilling & Blasting!

Whether you are seeking a great career right out of college or are an experienced professional looking to join a top-of-the-line enterprise, Maine Drilling & Blasting may be the fit for you. If you are looking to contribute to a great company and further develop your experience and skills, we offer a number of progressive career paths and leadership development programs and opportunities, so you can leverage your strengths and reach your highest potential. Submit your resume today by clicking on available positions listed in this section or submit your information for future consideration.

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We are a specialty subcontractor and to a large degree, train, grow, and develop the skills of our field employees. We have the best-trained Drill Operators, most experienced Blasters, and most professional Drivers in the industry. We are always looking for great talent to add to the mix. If you are safety-minded, hard-working, willing to learn and grow with a stable and successful company, we want to hear from you today! Positions we typically hire for include: General Laborer, Driller Trainee, Loader, CDL Driver, Driller, Blaster, Equipment Operator, Mechanic, and many more. Apply today by clicking on available positions listed in this section or submit your information for future consideration. Thank you for your interest in Maine Drilling & Blasting!

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For an up-to-date listing of Field/Operations position openings, please call our toll-free employment hotline at 1-877-633-2632.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Maine Drilling & Blasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We afford employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local law.

Maine Drilling & Blasting is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to our employees and applicants with a disability. If you need assistance in submitting your information online, please call (1-603-232-8572).

Interested in Joining Maine Drilling & Blasting?

We offer a range of career opportunities in the areas of Drilling, Blasting, Project and Field Supervision, Equipment and Technical Services, Product delivery, Safety, Engineering, Training, Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Management, Risk Management, Marketing, and more.