Heavy Equipment Operator

Westmoreland - Absaloka Mine, United States of America, United States of America
Sep 01, 2022
Oct 01, 2022
Req #205

Responsible for operating a variety of earth moving equipment used in mining production activities including:

CAT 637E Push/Pull Scraper, CAT 16H Motor Grader, CAT D10T/D11R Dozers, D475-6 KOMATSU Dozer, 992G/980/IT28/WA200 Front End Loaders, CAT 776C, Rimpull CH160 Coal Haulers, CAT 777F End Dump and CAT 776C Water Trucks.

Ability to communicate effectively and to interact with other production personnel to ensure teamwork and safe, efficient production operations. Compliance with all Company, State and Federal rules and regulations.


Physical skill and operating ability to operate the above noted equipment on a multi-shift operation. This position also requires through the course of a normal shift, the physical skill and ability to board and de-board the equipment, access machine inspection points, perform inspections, check fluid levels and assist in fueling. Capable of walking steeply inclined travel ways and climbing access ladders. In addition, work in environmental conditions with exposure to the elements of dust, noise, and adverse weather.

  • Demonstrate the ability and judgment necessary to safely and effectively operate the machine in a variety of terrain, soil types, and various weather conditions.
  • Display operating skills necessary to maintain maximum productivity and safety while performing routine tasks.
  • Display a good understanding of the fundamentals of ground control and hazards associated with working on slopes, spoil material, near highwalls and during hours of darkness.
  • Demonstrate the ability to coordinate production activities with proper equipment positioning, organize traffic flow, and maintain quality control.
  • Assist support personnel with certain maintenance activities.

Successful candidate must be able and diligent in using personal protective equipment (PPE) as warranted by job conditions and Company policy. Such PPE includes: hearing protection, hard-hat, respirator, steel-toed shoes, safety glasses, and other PPE as required by the Company.

Must possess a valid driver's license.

Pre-employment screening including physical, drug screening, personal & criminal backgrounds checks will be conducted on all candidates that receive a conditional offer.


Previous Mine experience

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly