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Title:  Electrician

Req ID:  2391
City:  Oakman
State:  AL
Country/Region:  US
Postal Code:  35579
Department:  Maintenance

Site: Shoal Creek

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.

Purpose of the Role


  • Perform electrical, mechanical and hydraulic repairs of underground mining equipment.
  • Maintain underground equipment in permissible condition as defined by MSHA.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance, and complete reports and records as required.
  • Perform other, non-maintenance tasks as assigned.

Key Role Accountabilities


  • 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.

Role Requirements


  • Must possess high school diploma or GED.
  • Must have current MSHA electrical certification. (High, medium, and low voltage, underground)
  • Must have one (1) year underground mining experience.
  • Must be knowledgeable of State and Federal mining regulations pertaining to underground mining including electrical permissibility.
  • Must have demonstrated welding and fabrication skills.
  • Must have demonstrated operating, repairing, and troubleshooting skills on section and outby equipment.  (Continuous miners, feeders, scoops, roof bolters, etc.)
  • Must be able to troubleshoot from blueprints and service manuals.

Physical Requirements


  • Must have the ability to stand for 4 to 8 hours 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 in uneven and wet conditions through sections of the mine with varying degrees of clearance and headroom.
  • Must have the ability to don and wear a SCSR in compliance with the approved MSHA evacuation plan.
  • Must have the ability to lift 50 to 70 pounds without mechanical assistance.
  • Must have the ability to bend or stoop for a full work period as a result of the mine height.
  • Must have the ability to climb on and off equipment and ladders.
  • Must have the ability to work in damp, dimly lit, and confined work areas.


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.
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.

In addition, individuals must meet the minimum vison and hearing requirements to fulfil a safety sensitive role:

At least 20/40 acuity (Snellen) in each eye with or without correction. At least 70° field of vision in horizontal meridian measured in each eye. The use of corrective lenses should be noted on the Medical Examiner's Certificate.
No more than 40dB average hearing loss in better ear (with or without hearing aid).

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.

EEO Disclaimer

Peabody Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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