Miner I - UG Miner
at Westmoreland Coal Company

Date Posted: 5/7/2018

Job Description

Position Summary

Underground Mechanic will repair and perform preventative maintenance activities on various types of underground mining equipment. This position is also responsible for working in a safe and environmentally responsible manner ensuring maintenance activities are carried out to a high standard on working within established company policies and procedures.

 

Supervisor Responsibilities

This position does not have formal supervisory responsibilities over other employees.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform routine safety inspections of work areas and equipment prior to the commencement of work; report and correct all hazards conditions found. 
  • Perform maintenance activities of underground mining equipment and all associated equipment for the mine operation; execute assigned work to established standards and improve plans and work instructions as needed. 
  • Monitor condition and performance of equipment during operations, understand and use the lock-out and tag-out procedures according to policy when necessary. 
  • Document work progress on work-orders and enter pertinent information into maintenance management system. 
  • Must be available to regularly work a 10-hour rotating day/swing shift or night shift (San Juan Mine Site). 
  • Perform related work as required.

 

 

 

Job Requirements

Typical Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts, and is frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risks of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in the underground mine. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts, and is frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risks of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 

Typical Working Conditions

Ability to work in a variety of conditions and environments, including the underground and surface areas of an underground mine, as well as the ability to lift, carry and move various types of tools, equipment and supplies repetitively required. Must be aware of hazards and risks involved in the mining environment and demonstrate a pattern of conduct consistent with the acceptance of responsibility for encouraging a safe work environment.           

  

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED or completion of a formal vocational, apprenticeship, or technical training program preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years or related work experience which includes experience as an underground mechanic, heavy equipment mechanic or electrician.
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

Licenses, Registration, and Certifications

  • MSHA electrical certification preferred.
  • MSHA Part 48 training for underground mining operations offered to new hires as part of onboarding at the San Juan Mine site.

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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