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Westmoreland Mining, LLC Heavy Equipment Operator in Hardin, Montana

Job Description

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

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.

Perform inspections, check fluid levels and assist in fueling.

Job Requirements

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.

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 and maintain a valid driver's license and maintain a good driving record.


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.