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Title:  Operator - Underground / Francisco Mine

Req ID:  1545
City:  Francisco
State:  IN
Country/Region:  US
Postal Code:  47649
Department:  Operations

Job Summary/Essential Functions:

  • 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Evansville

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

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