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Title:  NARM - Welder/Mechanic Field Maintenance Technician

Req ID:  2768
City:  Wright
State:  WY
Country/Region:  US
Postal Code:  82732
Department:  Maintenance

Site: N Antelope/Rochelle Mine

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

Safely perform welding and mechanical maintenance on a variety of equipment (heavy and light duty) including Haul Trucks, Dozers, Loaders, Blades, Scrapers, Rubber Tire Dozers, etc. that are utilized in the mining industry.  This includes maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing a variety of mining and mining support equipment.

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.
  • Perform welding and mechanical repairs on heavy mining equipment such as front-end loaders, haul trucks, mining support equipment (dozers, graders, scrapers), mining shovels, draglines, excavators and drills.
  • Required welding repairs include but are not limited to: gusset fabrication and installation, bore buildup in preparation for re-machining, handrail and ladder repair (including pipe cutting and welding), wear plate removal and installation, cutting edge, teeth and adaptor removal and installation, shovel component buildup and crack maintenance repair.
  • Mechanical repairs include but are not limited to: change out minor PM to include wash-down equipment, oil and filter changes, air filter changes, fuel filter changes and bleed-out fuel systems on diesel engines.
  • Operate lube/fuel truck as required to fuel/lube/inspect other equipment at the mine site.
  • Change out minor components such as batteries, starters, alternators, battery cables and v-belts.
  • Conduct safety observations and complete safety interactions monthly.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Company.



  • Three years heavy equipment maintenance experience in mining or two year mechanical or welding vo-tech degree with one year of experience.
  • Ability to read and understand written instructions and information, parts catalogs, maintenance manuals and other printed material (such as operator’s manuals, blue prints and schematics).
  • Ability to perform welder and mechanical repair and preventative maintenance on all types of heavy mining equipment and light vehicles.
  • Ability to operate safely and proficiently stick welders, MIG wire feed welders, air arc torches, oxy-acetylene torch and plasma cutters. 
  • Ability to work in all types of weather conditions and at different times of day.
  • Ability to work overtime as required by the Company.
  • Ability to train others.



  • Trade Certification

Physical Requirements


  • Must have the ability to stand for up to 4 hours per shift
  • Must have the ability to be seated for up to 4 hours to operate equipment or vehicles
  • Must have the ability to work from elevated positions, walk/climb up and down stairs/steps and climb on/off equipment and ladders
  • 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 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/raise 10 – 50 lbs. without mechanical assistance frequently during the work shift
  • 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)

EEO Disclaimer

Peabody Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Wyoming

Job Segment: Pipe Welding, Coal Mining, MIG Welding, Sustainability, Manufacturing, Mining, Energy

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