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Title:  Draftsman/Surveyor

Req ID:  1913
City:  Oakman
State:  AL
Country/Region:  US
Postal Code:  35579
Department:  Surveying

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.

Position Summary


To provide support in the planning and coordination of projects involving engineering, surveying, mapping, and report development for existing mines, future mines, construction projects and other special projects, as needed, to assisting in achieving the safety and financial goals and objectives of the Company.

Key Role Accountabilities


•    Develop and maintain maps for mine planning, quality evaluations, property control, and permitting for all active, proposed, and closed mining operations.
•    Accurately perform or assist in the gathering and recording of production and engineering data.
•    Aid in the performance of any surveying required for all active, proposed, or closed mining operations including, but not limited to, mine layout, pit locations, drainage control, new construction, road layouts, property corners, and drill-hole locations.
•    Accurately translate survey data into AutoCAD/SurvCADD to develop maps, cross-sections, and volumetric calculations.
•    Inspect impoundments, culverts, roadways, etc, and develop written reports on all inspections.
•    Assist the Engineering Department in the development of special projects as needed.
•    Demonstrate leadership by example in complying with all Company, State, and Federal policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
•    Demonstrate high safety standards and be an ambassador for “Safety:  A Way of Life” (SAWOL).
•    Travel to site as necessary
•    Willing and available to work extended hours as needed

Role Requirements




•    Be highly self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
•    Must be willing to work any shift, and on scheduled weekends.
•    Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all management levels, intercompany departments, and mine operations personnel



•    An Associate Degree in Technology, Surveying or Mining/Civil Engineering is required (equivalent work experience will be considered).
•    A minimum of 2 years experience in coal mine related engineering is preferred
•    Proficiency with AutoCAD/SurvCADD, Word and Excel is required.
•    Experienced in working with survey data to develop base mapping for mine related operations.
•    Ability to operate GPS and other traditional surveying equipment is desired.
•    Must have a high level of skills in mathematics.

Physical Requirements


•    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;
•    or 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’ sole discretion.

EEO Disclaimer

Peabody Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

Job Segment: Coal Mining, Sustainability, Drafting, Civil Engineer, Mining, Energy, Engineering

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