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Title:  Supervisor Maintenance LW

Req ID:  1672
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.

Job Summary


Effectively supervise and direct a team of hourly employees performing a variety of activities associated with longwall production.  Maximize the overall efficiency and production of longwall section.  


Job Description




•    Supervise crew to ensure longwall availability goals are being met, this includes direction of employees, safe work practices, and regulatory compliance.  
•    Supervise longwall mechanical and electrical work, while coordinating preventive maintenance and repairs to equipment.
•    Provide oversight of daily work projects while ensuring parts are delivered to and from designated work areas.
•    Prepare and submit accurate and timely maintenance records.
•    Conduct crew safety and informational sharing meetings.
•    Complete employees daily time records.
•    Monitor and maintain proper flow of parts and inventory.
•    Communicate major problems to Longwall Maintenance Coordinator.




•    Minimum of 5 years’ experience performing mechanical and electrical maintenance on underground coal mining equipment. (Experience maintaining similar equipment in another field may be substituted).
•    Must be a qualified MSHA electrician. (Underground low and medium voltage, surface low and medium voltage, underground/surface high voltage.)
•    Mine examiner, manager, or foreman certification is desirable.
•    Experience with Microsoft Office programs.
•    Experience in Success Factors, SAP and Kronos is a plus.

Role Requirements


•    Must possess a high school diploma or GED and relevant experience in related field of longwall mechanical and electrical maintenance.
•    Supervisor and/or crew lead experience preferred.  Union supervisory experience is a plus
•    Must be MSHA certified electrician (relevant state) or ability to obtain.
•    Must have high level of understanding of MSHA Mining Regulations and mechanical and electrical codes.
•    Mine Foreman Certification or ability to obtain.
•    Must communicate with others on shift and on adjacent shifts.
•    Must be willing to work on any assigned shift and on scheduled weekends.

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 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 80 pounds
•    Must have the ability to work in extreme conditions, including but not limited to changing weather conditions, dust, mud, water 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
•    The job requires that you be able to work various shifts (required shifts include days, evenings and nights with rotating schedules, weekends and holidays

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 vision and hearing requirements to fulfill 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

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