Operate underground mining equipment in production and support activities.
Install, move, clean, operate and maintain conveyor belts and associated equipment.
Install and move power distribution equipment.
Install and maintain ventilation devices.
Install and maintain pumping equipment.
Load, deliver, unload and distribute supplies and parts.
Assist coworkers in any or all of the above.
Special Skills or Qualifications:
One (1) year of underground mining experience is preferred.
Must obtain state certification when eligible
Must be knowledgeable of State and Federal mining regulations pertaining to underground mining.
Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
Must be able to communicate and coordinate with coworkers and supervisors.
Must have high safety standards for self and others.
Must be willing to work any assigned shift, overtime, weekends and holidays.
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.
Note: This description merely reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the position identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all of the work requirements that may be inherent in the job. Changes in operation or job content may require that this description be revised from time to time in the company’s sole discretion.