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A skilled, future career with EPC-UK

EPC-UK is a leading specialist in commercial explosives and drilling and blasting services that offers dynamic career opportunities to both individuals with previous experience in the drill and blast sector or transferable skills from aligned sectors including construction, quarrying and heavy industry.

Committed to encouraging and developing all employees who choose a career transition from the construction industry to the drilling and blasting field, we offer routes towards a range of fascinating and rewarding employment paths, together with extensive training and wellbeing support.

We welcome applications from candidates with measurable experience from the five sectors of construction: including residential, commercial, heavy civil, industrial, and environmental; alongside an enthusiasm for learning new skills, working effectively as a team, and developing personal expertise.

EPC-UK Ltd. Is currently expanding its operations, engineering and technical staff working in the drill and blast operations in the UK and has vacancies for the following:

Junior Sales Executive (Midlands based, nationwide coverage): to support the sales and service delivery goals of the various EPC-UK divisions including implementing growth plans for EPC Metrics, a division of the business focused on delivering value in engineering and technical services. The role requires a technical mindset with commercial focus, previous experience in explosives, quarrying, mining, or construction industries desirable but not essential. Applicants should hold a degree in a relevant discipline and have an understanding of commercial and business processes. Opportunities for the successful candidate to grow and develop with the business.

Explosive Technician (Metrics) (North / Midlands) – to support the delivery of Metrics Engineering Services conducting and administering machine assessments, calibrations, and services (both in the field and at base).   Working in collaboration with Engineering Team supporting provision of kit and services to customers including but not limited to drone flights, seismograph installations / servicing, other monitoring kit and equipment installations and support.   Applicants should be educated to A Level in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

Shotfirers (Nationwide Opportunities) are required for quarry contracts.  Applicants need to be QCF qualified and willing to travel / work away if required.

Driller (Midlands) & Driller (North Wales) are required for quarry contracts throughout the UK.  Experience on Atlas Copco / Sandvik rigs is preferable but not essential.  Applicants will preferably be QCF qualified and willing to travel / work away if required.

Multiblend Multiskilled Operators (Nationwide) are required for product delivery to quarry contracts throughout the UK.   Applicants will need a minimum HGV Class 2 licence.  Operators assist Shotfiring teams and customers on site both delivering product and producing and maintain detailed accurate record of products supplied and used.

Apprentices / Trainees – we would also be interested in hearing from candidates who are looking for a career in Drilling / Blasting.  Full apprenticeship / training package available.

A competitive package is available to the right candidates.

To apply in the strictest confidence, please contact Julie Wootton, Head of Human Resources Northern Europe, EPC United Kingdom Plc, 1 Venture Crescent, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7RA or via email


A skilled, future career with EPC-UK

EPC Groupe
Midlands, North / Midlands, North Wales, Nationwide

Published on 19 Sep 2023

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