Westmoreland Coal Company Heavy Equipment Operator in Colstrip, Montana

Job Description

Responsible for safe operation of major earth moving equipment used in surface mining including: Track Dozers, Track Excavators, large Front End Loaders, Electric Draglines, Motor Graders, Twin-Engine Scrapers. Assignments at times may also include Haul Trucks, Water Trucks and Coal Haulers.

  • Position requires boarding and de-boarding equipment, accessing inspection points to perform machine inspections, checking equipment fluid levels and assisting in fueling.
  • Work is completed in varying extremes of environmental conditions with exposure to dust, noise, and adverse weather.
  • Assignments may include rotating shift work, with scheduled weekend work and work weeks in excess of 40 hours.
  • Duties require some moderate laboring of repetitive sustained physical effort: walking, climbing or standing on uneven terrain, and lifting & carrying of materials up to 50#.
  • Work must be performed in strict compliance with all Company, State and Federal policies, rules and regulations.

Job Requirements
  • Demonstrate-able physical skill and ability to operate heavy rubber-tired mining equipment.
  • Selected candidates must pass a field operating proficiency test.
  • Candidates must demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and to interact with other production personnel to ensure teamwork and safe, efficient production operations.
  • Pre-employment physicals / drug screenings, personal & criminal backgrounds checks will be conducted on all candidates that receive a conditional offer.

Westmoreland Coal Company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Westmoreland Coal Company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.