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Mine Engineer II

Location: Gillette, WY, United States
Job ID: 34463
Date Posted: Dec 7, 2022
Salary: $78200 to $117300 Annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

The Mine Engineer II will provide technical engineering support to Mine Operations at the Wyodak Coal mine. The position will provide mining engineering functions to supporting safe reliable production for a highly diverse team. Direct and coordinate regulatory and mine planning budget and activities for the coal mine.   

SALARY RANGE: $78,200 – $117,300 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Mine Operations Engineering Manager

LOCATION: Gillette, Wyoming

  • A comprehensive relocation package is offered for this position! Details about this package will be shared during the interview and offer process.    


  • Provide engineering support and service to mine operations and maintenance departments.
  • Anticipate, perform complex analysis, and solve a range of problems by analyzing possible solution using standard engineering procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirement and industry standards.
  • Lead multiple projects and process improvement initiatives for the mine.
  • Provide technical input to achieve department goals.
  • Establish performance procedures, frequencies and action thresholds.
  • Monitor and evaluating mine performance.
  • Produce models or plans for mine operation.
  • Assist in developing short and long range mine planning and implement best practices.


  • Develop short- and long-range strategic plan for mine operation.
  • Attend relevant industry conferences. 
  • Contribute to budget process.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required.
  • Minimum of (3) three years of mine or utility industry experience required.


  • Demonstrated technical and operational expertise.
  • Proficient knowledge of mine planning and drafting software. (ACAD is preferred). 
  • Understand and apply advanced concept of related engineering disciplines.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Proficient in word processing, database, and spreadsheet programs.
  • Ability to manage projects of varying scale simultaneously.
  • Ability to thoroughly document analytical work.
  • Team player and demonstrated ability to effectively lead in such an environment.
  • Self-starter, energetic, detail oriented, and proactive.

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in a mine job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously moves about the office and the job sites and operates machinery and equipment. Employee frequently transports objects, ascends/descends equipment, and engages in repetitive motion while operating machinery. Employee may occasionally operate computer/mobile device, ascend/descend stairs and reach. Employee operates job related equipment and tools. Employee performs this work for an average of 8-10 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Regular, reliable, and timely attendance is expected. 

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Light work. The employee is continuously moving about the job site or office space. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of reaching and moving controls exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level and occasionally outdoors in sometimes inclement weather. Worker may be subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working in places of height or close quarters. Willing to travel up to 10% (e.g., 2 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job and the employee must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual discretionary bonuses, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off benefits, including paid holidays and parental leave, company paid life insurance and disability benefits (short and long term), an employee assistance program and well-being benefits, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 78200 to 117300
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