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Mining Maintenance Technician II

Location: Gillette, WY, United States
Job ID: 33837
Date Posted: Jan 12, 2022
Salary: $23.2 to $34.66 hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

Responsible for safe preventive maintenance, repair, and general housekeeping for all mine equipment machinery, and facilities to maintain a safe work area. Provide manual assistance to assigned projects.

PAY RANGE:   $23.20 - $34.66 per hour per hour (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Maintenance Supervisor

LOCATION:   Gillette, Wyoming


  • Safely complete all requirements of the WRD Maintenance Technician II and maintain satisfactory job performance.
  • Perform mechanical and preventive maintenance on all mine equipment.  Perform basic welding as assigned.
  • Communicate with supervisor on the operating conditions and other pertinent information of assigned work areas and vehicles.
  • Perform start-up, operation, monitoring, shut-down and tag-out of maintenance vehicle (welding truck, pickup, forklift, lube truck, etc.).
  • Be familiar with mine equipment operating limits, parameters, operating procedures and systems and perform corrective actions if limits are exceeded.
  • Communicate daily with production personnel on the operating condition of any vehicle/equipment being serviced or repaired.
  • Daily provide to oncoming maintenance shift verbally and written communication on the status of pending and ongoing maintenance projects.
  • Complete all required computer and paper work.


  • Assist other mine personnel or job task as directed.


  • Minimum of three (3) years mine mechanic/maintenance experience or combination of experience and relevant technical schooling required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • MSHA experienced miner certification required.


  • Ability  to communicate in writing and verbally with individuals and small groups of employees.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to make decisions, monitor and evaluate mobile mine equipment systems.
  • Read and interpret maintenance and technical manuals and parts books to complete work assignment. Identify and order parts through warehouse system.
  • Read and use low-voltage electric, air and hydraulic schematics and be able to perform basic troubleshooting on these systems.

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: Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors subject to sometimes high temperatures. Routinely perform work outdoors in sometimes inclement weather with moderate to high noise level. 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 (i.e. crawl spaces, small enclosed rooms, narrow aisles of passageways), as well as maneuver in, over or around obstacles. Worker may be subject to vibration such as oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body. No travel is required for this role.

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 collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 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 incentive program (based on percentage of eligible earnings), 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

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

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

Black Hills Corporation is 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: 23.2 to 34.66
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