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Title:  Director Maintenance

Req ID:  642
City:  Oakman
State:  AL
Country:  US
Postal Code:  35579
Department:  Maintenance

Site: Shoal Creek

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
The Director Maintenance will provide expert asset management support to mining operations and maintenance governance through auditing, measurement, training and standards development.
Job Description



  • Visibly support and champion Peabody's Mission and Values
  • Act in accordance with and adhere to Safety as a Way of Life Management System
  • Plan, direct and lead the work of a team(s) or a department
  • Plan, direct and control maintenance activities including budgets, staffing, scheduling, facility management and planning  
  • Develop and maintain preventative/predictive maintenance programs 
  • Direct maintenance teams in maintaining and improving overall mine efficiency and profitability through improved performance & equipment availability 
  • Manage and coordinate the duties of all department employees including performance management, skills enhancement and talent development 
  • Perform necessary engineering design activities as necessary  
  • Initiate continuous improvement projects; coordinate with other departments, corporate personnel and external suppliers as necessary
  • Ensure equipment availability meets production requirement through regular and continuing maintenance
  • Ensure activities comply with safety, environmental and statutory requirements
  • Other duties as assigned by the company



  • 10 years of progressive mine maintenance leadership experience required
  • Minimum 5, preference of 10, years crew supervision and department management
  • Individuals with a degree in electrical or mechanical engineering may be considered with less than 10 years of experience 



  • B.S. degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or related field required
  • M.S. degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or related field preferred 


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 pounds on a frequent basis and the ability to occasionally lift items weighing up to 80 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/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)

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Peabody Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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