UG Mine Dispatcher

Big Timber, Montana, United States
Sep 15, 2022
Oct 15, 2022
Full Time
UG Mine Dispatcher

Location: East Boulder Mine - (Big Timber, Montana)

Schedule: Rotating 5x4x4x5 - Days/Nights - 12 hour shifts


The successful candidate will be principally responsible for supervising and directing the safe, efficient movement of traffic (including personnel, supplies, ore, and waste) on the rail and coordinating, tracking, monitoring, and reporting the internal movement of ore and waste production by the truck fleet and transfer operators.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Maintain communications for all underground departments and surface facilities; monitoring of the landline phone, leaky feeder radio, and mine phone system; recordkeeping of communications; timely and accurately transferring information between supervisors and departments on a shift-by-shift basis; working with other supervisors, lead persons and departments; coordinating the flow of material through employees not under the supervision of Dispatch Coordinator, initiating/implementing recommendations to improve the efficiency of the operation; logging employee call-offs; monitoring and enforcement of the Good Neighbor Agreement Transportation Policy; handling/assisting mine emergencies, including understand ERP and other company response documents; working closely with other Dispatch Coordinators. The incumbent may also be assigned to perform front-line supervisor duties, including but not limited to drug/alcohol testing, personnel issues, coordination of efforts on the surface to support underground supervisors, and special projects.


  • High school diploma and 1-2 years of specialized training in mine operations or a related field, and 4-7 years of related work experience; OR bachelor's degree in mining or related field and 1-2 years related work experience
  • Working knowledge of underground mining operations including safety, production, maintenance, economics, equipment, and staff utilization
  • Leadership qualities including character, teamwork, communication, business sense, and vision
  • Multi-line telephone experience
  • Established planning, organizational and analytical skills, detail-oriented, and versatile
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated professionalism and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in computer applications (Microsoft Office Suite to include Word and Excel)
  • Proven interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of MSHA regulations and understanding of health, safety, and environmental regulations
  • Meet and maintain qualifications for working with explosives per the Safe Explosives Act
  • Understanding of underground mining methods/terminology
  • Working knowledge of underground operations including safety, production, maintenance, costs, equipment, and staff utilization


  • Previous dispatching experience (radio and phone systems)
  • Previous supervisory and management skills and experience
  • Underground haulage experience