Basic Operator

Westmoreland - Poplar River Mine, Canada, Canada
Apr 29, 2022
May 29, 2022
Req #163
Position Summary

The employee in this classification is responsible for the operation of a variety of heavy mobile equipment on an assigned shift in a continuous mining operation. This responsibility will include assisting maintenance personnel.

Duties & Responsibilities

Typical but not all inclusive, the Basic Operator's duties are as follows:

  • To operate a variety of heavy equipment required in coal mining operation and to inspect the equipment to ensure proper operation, to report the need of major repairs and to maintain operating and service logs.
  • To clean, lubricate and refuel equipment, including any major adjustments and other service requirements associated with the particular type and kind of equipment operated.
  • To assist with repairs and major overhauls of the equipment.
  • The incumbent will also perform other related and assigned duties associated with overall mining operations.

  • Qualifications

    • Grade 10 or equivalent supplemented by one or more years of proven performance as a Service Person or as a Utility Person II or as a Journeyman or Apprentice Tradesman.
    • Must be physically fit and have the ability to co-operate and work effectively with other employees.
    • Must possess a valid Class 1A Driver's License.
    Working Conditions

    • This position may involve working on a 7 day alternating or rotating shift basis.
    • The incumbent will also perform duties related to and associated with the Mining operations.
    • Employee is required to work 12 or 10 hour shifts on a rotating day and night crew.
    • Position is located on a mine site so the employee will be working in an environment that is susceptible to the weather.
    • A combination of indoor and outdoor work is required for this classification.

    Other details

    • Pay Type Hourly