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Estimated Pay $24 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Kannapolis, North Carolina

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About Orica


At Orica, it’s the power of our people that leads change and shapes our futures.  Every day, all around the world, our people help mobilise vital resources essential to progress. Established in 1874, we have grown to become the world leader in mining and civil blasting with a diverse of team of more than 13,000 across the world. 


It’s an exciting time to join us – we are shaping the future of mining through digital and automated technologies, embracing new ways of thinking, pioneering innovation and reimagining the way we work.


Orica USA Inc. has been recognized as one of the top companies for women to work for in the transportation industry by the Women in Trucking Association (WIT) in 2023.

About the role - CDL Driver Class B (Gold Hill, NC)


This role will require Mobile Mixing Unit Driving/Operation as well as maintenance and upkeep of this equipment. You will operate plant and equipment to provide blasting products and services to customers. And to assist in providing a quality service of bulk explosives to customers in a safe and environmentally conscious manner at all times.

Work Schedule


  • Monday thru Friday 
  • Home every night
  • Local driving (2-3 hours)
  • Early morning starts (3:30am – 5:00am)
  • 10-12 hours per day approx.
  • Overtime may be needed
What you will be doing


  • This is a driver (40%) / laborer (60%) position
  • Pre-trip and post-trip inspection of vehicles including checking and filling fluid levels
  • Ability to safely hook up and unhook trailers
  • Drives emulsion tanker truck and box trucks
  • Ensure raw materials and dangerous goods are used, handled, and stored according to requirements
  • Ensure minimum damage to the environment through waste minimization and control
  • Report all unusual incidents and accidents immediately
  • Participate in daily toolbox talks and monthly safety meetings
What you will bring


  • At least one year of experience driving and/or handling materials
  • Knowledgeable of DOT regulations required
  • Ability to communicate and work in a team environment
  • Good attention to detail and math skills to handle inventory on daily basis
  • Ability to prioritize various projects, ongoing daily tasks, and high priority situations to maximize efficiency


Note: Orica does not provide immigration-related sponsorship for this role.  Do not apply for this role if you will need Orica Immigration Sponsorship (e.g., H1-B, TN, STEM OPT, etc.) now or in the future. 

Physical Requirements


  • Must be able to load product, pull large hoses, fill holes, and climb on/off of the truck in all types of weather
  • Lifting up to 60 pounds and carrying 50 pounds or more of product or other materials
  • Pushing/Pulling in working with equipment
  • Other activities include frequent bending and squatting
Your qualifications


  • Requires Class B CDL (Class A is a plus)
  • Tanker endorsement preferred
  • Hazmat endorsement preferred 
  • We will support obtaining endorsements
  • High School diploma or equivalent 
What we offer


As part of a truly global company, you will have the ability to grow and learn in a diverse, collaborative culture. We foster relationships and learning through connected global and local teams, promote flexible and diverse career paths and support the development of your knowledge and skills. 


You will be paid a competitive salary, learn from talented individuals across multiple disciplines and be able to thrive in a safe workplace within a collaborative culture. Ignite your career at a place where your distinct potential can find its home.



  • Hourly Pay Range: $22-$24


(Salary to be determined by the applicant’s experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.)

Benefits (Full Time Employees)


  • Medical/Prescription Drug – Three (3) plans to choose from
  • Dental – Two (2) plans to choose from
  • Vision – Two (2) plans to choose from
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Basic Employee Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • Voluntary Employee/Dependent Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • Company provided Short-Term and Long-Term Disability 
  • Company provided Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness and Accident Plans
  • Voluntary Identity Theft Protection 
  • Voluntary Legal Plan
  • 401(k) + Company Match
  • Company provided Maternity Leave
  • Company provided Bonding Leave
  • Accrued Paid Time Off 
  • Paid Sick & Safe Time
  • Nine (9) Scheduled Holidays + Two (2) Floating Holidays 
We respect and value all


Orica is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are a Drug-free workplace. 


Orica promotes and fosters a culture of inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment everywhere we operate. We treat our people and applicants with fairness, dignity, and respect, getting the best of everyone’s contributions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, nationality, age, military or veteran, marital or disability status.


We have been made aware that some individuals have received scam emails which include false and invalid offers of employment from Orica.  Please note that Orica will not offer employment to any candidate without first undertaking a formal application and recruitment process.  All candidates are required to actively participate in the recruitment process applicable to the specific role and location where the role is based, prior to any offer of employment being made.  Please also be advised that Orica will never request payment or require candidates to deposit a check during the recruitment and onboarding processes.