Facilities Operator/Mechanic
at Westmoreland Coal Company

Date Posted: 9/12/2017

Job Description

Under general supervision of Coal Supervisor, Operator/Mechanic must be able to operate and maintain tipple crushing, conveying and loading facilities in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. Responsibilities include tipple operation, train loading, inspection, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and initiation of maintenance requirements for all mechanical and structural components of the coal handling facilities. Other responsibilities include housekeeping, assisting support personnel, and the loading of local coal customers.

Job Requirements

Demonstrated working knowledge of operations and maintenance of crushing, conveying equipment. Work experience with belt cleaning, belt splicing, mechanical drives and hydraulic systems, dust collectors, coal sampling, and dust suppression. Willing to perform job requirements in a multi-shift operation and willing to accept overtime/callout work as needed. Operate mobile equipment such as a small loader, dump truck, end-dump, and mobile railcar mover. Ability to communicate effectively and to interact with other mining personnel in a team setting; ensuring a safe and productive work environment. Physical ability to work in cold weather conditions, capable of walking steeply inclined travel ways, and climbing access ladders and structures with multiple stairways. Successful candidate must be able and diligent in using personal protective equipment (PPE) as warranted by job conditions and Company policy. Such PPE includes: hearing protection, hard-hat, respirator, steel toed shoes, safety glasses, and other PPE as required by Company.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Westmoreland Coal Company began mining in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 1854 as a Pennsylvania corporation. In 1910, we incorporated in Delaware and continued our focus on underground coal operations in Pennsylvania and the Appalachian Basin. We moved our headquarters from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Colorado in 1995. Today, we are an energy company with 13 coal mines in the western U.S. and Canada, a stake in an activated carbon plant and char production facility and two coal-fired power generation units. Our headquarters are located in Englewood, Colorado and we have approximately 2,900 employees.

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