Production Dispatcher
at Westmoreland Coal Company

Date Posted: 5/14/2018

Job Description

Responsible for providing shift supervisors with staffing and current production information for; shift startup and shutdowns, lunch shutdowns and crew lineups. Directs the on-shift scheduling of equipment for; fueling, repair, pit moves and blasting.  Analyzes on-shift equipment performance and utilization data gathered through the dispatch system. From the analysis provide real-time direction to supervisors and workforce including; reassigning equipment and identification of performance optimization opportunities.

Job Requirements

Monitor equipment and personnel to accommodate the mining and extraction of coal in a safe and economical manner.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrate positive understanding of people combined with effective supervisory skills.
Provide a positive chain of communication in a diverse work environment.
Must possess working knowledge of safety standards, both state and federal.
Must follow all company policies and safety procedures.
Work individually or accept responsibility for contribution toward the team concept.
Implement necessary job assignments to work force to ensure a match of the work and equipment.

Assist in Mine investigations using Medgate system 

Extensive mining experience and/or Bachelor's degree
Plus good mining operations and equipment knowledge
Demonstrated supervisory / managerial skills
Proficiency in MS Office Suite and manufacturing systems; knowledge of Minestar and Tyresense helpful but not necessary

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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