Journeyman Industrial Mechanic
at Westmoreland Coal Company

Date Posted: 7/20/2018

Job Description

Perform maintenance to equipment and vehicles utilized in the operation of a strip mine; including but not limited to shovels, tractors, dozers, motor graders, drills, crushers, trucks, pumps, compressors. Ordering repair parts from our Warehouse and having parts delivered to locations of the repair. Maintain records of repairs and preventative maintenance.

Applicant must possess a strong working mechanical knowledge to accomplish required work on mining equipment, including knowledge of general maintenance practices encountered on shovels, drills and coal processing facilities.

Applicant must demonstrate a strong awareness and understanding of work-related safety practices. Must be physically capable to work at heights above 20 feet, to perform heavy lifting of up to 70 lbs. or more, to work in confined areas and work in awkward positions requiring prolonged bending or kneeling.

Job Requirements

A Journeyman Industrial Millwright ticket is required along with an Interprovincial Red Seal. Candidates possessing either a 3A or 1A license with previous mining experience would be an asset.

Must be able to follow specific instructions while maintaining acceptable established standards of work performance and conduct, show the necessary and consistent energy, as well as acceptable mental and physical dexterity, for the satisfactory completion of the essential duties as summarized and defined.

Must exhibit acceptable interpersonal skills and the continuous ability to work in a team-oriented atmosphere.

This position is required to work 12 hour shift rotations.

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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