Westmoreland Coal Company Welder / Mechanic in Colstrip, Montana

Job Description

Welder/Mechanic will assist in the maintenance of Bucyrus Erie walking draglines, coal handling facilities, drills and other mine related equipment. In addition, the Welder/Mechanic must be able to weld on all mine equipment including coal haulers and track type earth movers. This person must be able to perform assigned tasks at heights on any mining equipment (i.e., elevated boom point and mast of draglines). The mechanical experience will include working on heavy, open and enclosed gear systems for draglines and crushing and conveying systems (i.e., repair and overhaul). This position requires working multiple shifts.


Job Requirements

Applicants for this job will be required to pass an established weld test. Must possess a strong working mechanical knowledge to accomplish required work on dragline heavy gear box repair and overhauls, including knowledge of general maintenance practices encountered on draglines, drills and coal processing facilities. Working knowledge of Preventative Maintenance (PM’s) and proper tooling used in maintenance of this equipment. Working knowledge of rigging/lifting techniques. Applicant must have a strong working knowledge of welding, cutting, fabricating, specialized weld repairs. Applicant must demonstrate a strong awareness and understanding of work-related safety practices. Must be physically capable to work on heights above 50 feet, to perform heavy lifting of 50 lbs. or more, to work in confined areas and to work in awkward positions requiring prolonged bending or kneeling.

Must be able to work rotating shifts and weekends.

Must have a valid drivers license.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous Mine experience


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.