Chief Power Engineer
at Westmoreland Coal Company

Date Posted: 5/9/2018

Job Description

 About Estevan Mine:  The Estevan Mine is located approximately 8 km east of Estevan. The Estevan Mine operates 4 draglines and provides employment to over 300 employees. This position is for the Bienfait site which is approximately 12 km east of Estevan.


Summary of Position:   Reporting to the Plant Manager, this position is responsible for supervising and maintaining production in the activated carbon plant.

Duties/ Responsibilities: 

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide direction to Activated Carbon Plant operations personnel
  • Carry out regular inspections
  • Maintain the required boiler certifications through inspections, testing and direct communication with provincial boiler inspectors
  • Actively develop the employee skills necessary to safely and efficiently operate and maintain the Activated Carbon Plant to produce a quality product
  • Provide training and evaluation of 3rd Class Power Engineer personnel
  • Other duties as required.

Job Requirements


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum 2nd Class Power Engineer Certificate
  • Chief Power Engineer experience in a plant requiring a second class power engineer – minimum 3 years experience
  • Strong computer skills
  • Previous supervisory skills
  • Excellent work ethic with proven positive work performance
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Saskatchewan OH&S Regulations and the Boiler & Pressure Vessel Act & Regulations
  • Other combinations of skills, education and experience will be considered.

Westmoreland Coal Company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and provides the opportunity for personal growth and development.




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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