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Underground Coal Mining Mechanics

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  Posted/updated on 4/11/2011 3:37:16 PM
 
 

Underground Coal Mining


Mechanics


SW Indiana &, SE Illinois


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Job Summary/Essential Functions for both levels:


 , , , , , , , , Perform, *or* train to gain, necessary skills to perform electrical, mechanical and hydraulic repairs of underground mining equipment.


 , , , , , , , , Maintain, *or* become qualified to, maintain underground equipment in permissible condition as defined by MSHA.


 , , , , , , , , Perform scheduled maintenance, and complete reports and records as required.


 , , , , , , , , Perform other, non-maintenance tasks as assigned.


 , , , , , , , , Possess a high school diploma *or* GED.


Special Skills *or* Qualifications for MECHANIC TECHNICIAN - Entry Level


 , , , , , , , , Must pass basic electrical skills assessment related to repairing and troubleshooting equipment.


 , , , , , , , , Must obtain underground miners license *or* face papers in the state where working at first available opportunity.


 , , , , , , , , Possess a high school diploma *or* GED.


Special Skills *or* Qualifications for MECHANIC UNDERGROUND - Career Path:


 , , , , , , , , Must have demonstrated welding and fabrication skills.


 , , , , , , , , Must be knowledgeable of State and Federal mining regulations pertaining to underground mining including diesel permissibility.


 , , , , , , , , Must have demonstrated operating, repairing, and troubleshooting skills on section and outby equipment. , (Continuous miners, battery haulage equipment, feeders, scoops, roof bolters, etc.)


 , , , , , , , , Must show continuous progress in achieving the Qualifications/Skills of an Sr Mechanic-Electrician Underground. ,


 , , , , , , , , Must be able to fabricate from blueprints and troubleshoot from service manuals.


 , , , , , , , , Must obtain underground miners license *or* face papers in the state where working at first available opportunity.


 , , , , , , , , Possess a high school diploma *or* GED.


Physical Requirements, Underground Occupations:


 , , , , , , , , Must have the ability to stand for prolonged periods of time on uneven, rocky surfaces.


 , , , , , , , , Must have the ability to be seated for up to 4 hours to operate equipment *or* vehicles.


 , , , , , , , , Must have the ability to walk for up to 4 hours at a time. , Will be required to walk through different sections of the mine with varying degrees of clearance and headroom.


 , , , , , , , , Walking ability will be judged according to SCSR emergency evacuation plan required and approved by MSHA.


 , , , , , , , , Must have the ability to wear required protective footwear, hearing and eye protection, and other personal protective equipment as required by Company and MSHA.


 , , , , , , , , Must have the ability to bend *or* stoop for a full work period as a result of mine height.


 , , , , , , , , Must have the ability to climb up and down stairs/steps and climb on and off equipment and ladders.


 , , , , , , , , Must have the ability to perform repetitive hand and wrist motions (push, pull, twist, handle), and have rapid reflex movements of the arms and legs as well as good hand to eye coordination.


 , , , , , , , , Must have the ability to lift 25 to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and the ability to occasionally lift items weighing up to 75 pounds.


 , , , , , , , , Must have the ability to work in extreme conditions, including but not limited to changing weather conditions, dust, mud, varying levels of noise from low to high decibels, varying degrees of light and dark, in and around artificial light and in a confined work area.


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For more information, please email: ctremper@peabodyenergy.com


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