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Title:  Prep Plant Operator - Wild Boar Mine

Req ID:  1514
City:  Lynnville
State:  IN
Country/Region:  US
Postal Code:  47619
Department:  Prep Plant

Site: Wild Boar

Peabody is the leading global pure-play coal company, 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

  • Operate, clean, and maintain preparation plant and loadout facilities.
  • Install, clean, operate and maintain conveyor belts and associated material handling equipment. 
  • Install and maintain pumps, piping and associated power equipment.
  • Operate chemical additive equipment including mixing, loading and monitoring.
  • Load, deliver, unload and distribute supplies and parts.
  • Operate mobile equipment assigned to the coal processing facility. (As required)
  • Assist coworkers in any or all of the above.

Skills or Qualifications

  • Two years working at a coal preparation facility operating, repairing and trouble shooting the plant.
  • Must have basic mechanical skills including the ability to disassemble, repair, and reassemble mechanical equipment using blueprints, parts manuals, and power hand tools.
  • Must have the ability to operate a front end loader and refuse truck.
  • Must have basic math skills.
  • Knowledge of mining regulations pertaining to coal mining and coal preparation is desirable.
  • Welding and cutting experience is desirable
  • Electrical experience is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED


  • Must have high safety standards for self and others.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to communicate and coordinate with coworkers and supervisors.
  • Must be willing to work any assigned shift, overtime, weekends and holidays at all Somerville Complex locations.
  • Must comply with Company, State, and Federal regulations, plans, and policies.
  • Must be able to read and understand Material Safety Data Sheets

Physical Requirements

  • Must have the ability to stand for 4 to 8 hours on uneven surfaces.
  • Must have the ability to be seated for up to 5 hours of time to operate equipment or vehicles.
  • Must have the ability to work from elevated positions, walk or climb up and down stairways and ladders and climb off and on equipment.
  • Must have the ability to lift 25 to 70 pounds without mechanical assistance.
  • Must have the ability to don and wear required safety equipment including respirators, hearing and eye protection, and protective clothing.
  • Must have the ability to work in damp, dimly lit, and confined work.
  • 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 and good hand to eye coordination.

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Peabody Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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