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Title:  Francisco: Operator - Underground

Req ID:  955
City:  Francisco
State:  IN
Country/Region:  US
Postal Code:  47649
Department:  Operations

Site: Francisco Mine - UG

Peabody is the leading global pure-play coal company and a member of the Fortune 500, serving power and steel customers in more than 25 countries on six continents. The company offers significant scale, high-quality assets, and diversity in geography and products. Peabody is guided by seven core values: safety, customer focus, leadership, people, excellence, integrity and sustainability.


Job Summary

This job is responsible for the operation of underground mine equipment to facilitate the production of coal.

Job Description


  • 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 with any, or all, of the above activities
  • Ensure activities comply with safety, environmental and statutory requirements
  • Other duties as assigned by the company
  • Visibly support and champion Peabody's Mission and Values
  • Act in accordance with and adhere to Safety as a Way of Life Management System
Special Skills or Qualifications
  • Must have at least twelve (12) months underground coal mining experience.
  • Must have demonstrated operating skills on at least two pieces of section equipment.  (Continuous miner, roof bolter, haulage equipment, scoop - one of which must be either a continuous miner or roof bolter.)
  • Must be knowledgeable of State and Federal mining regulations pertaining to underground mining.
  • Must have Certification of Competency (Face Papers) or Miners License issued by the state where he/she is working.
Physical Requirements


  • Must have the ability to stand for prolonged periods of time on uneven, rocky surfaces for up to the entire length of the shift
  • 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
  • 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/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/legs and good hand to eye coordination
  • Must have the ability to lift 25 – 50 lbs. on a frequent basis and the ability to occasionally lift items weighing up to 80 lbs.
  • 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/dark, in and around artificial light, and in a confined work area
  • Must have the ability to work various shifts (required shifts include days, evening and nights, with rotating schedules, weekends and holidays)
Safety Sensitive Role

This is a Safety Sensitive Role:

Individuals in safety sensitive roles (i.e., role where impaired performance could credibly result in fatality or permanently disabling injury), with or without an accommodation cannot have:

  • an uncontrolled condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or ability to control a motor vehicle or other large machinery;
  • an uncontrolled respiratory or cardiac dysfunction likely to interfere with the ability to operate a motor vehicle or other large machinery;
  • a current clinical diagnosis of high blood pressure likely to interfere with ability to operate a motor vehicle or other large machinery;
  • a current or unregulated mental or psychiatric disorder likely to interfere with ability to drive a motor vehicle or other large machinery;
  • impaired hearing (with or without hearing aids) that would prevent the person from hearing crucial safety information or alarms;
  • impaired vision. Individuals must meet the minimum vison requirements of at least 20/40 acuity (Snellen) with or without correction and at least 70° field of vision in horizontal meridian measured.
    The above stated requirements are aimed at reducing significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of employees and others and are subject to providing reasonable accommodations.
  • High School Degree or GED Equivalent required

EEO Disclaimer

Peabody Energy is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Peabody Energy considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Evansville

Job Segment: Equipment Operator, Sustainability, Coal Mining, Manufacturing, Mining, Energy

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