UNDERGROUND MINING TECHNICIAN
To diagnose problems and repair underground mining equipment.
Troubleshoot and inspect customer's underground mining equipment by visual inspection and by the use of testing and diagnostic equipment to determine problems or malfunction. Regularly removes, repairs and replaces components or piece parts to underground mining equipment such as belt systems, longwall systems, rock flow systems, underground loaders and trucks, underground drills, room and pillar products, as well as performing repair work to other mine operation equipment as needed. Repairs must meet or exceed the expectations of the supervisor and the customer. Regularly writes detailed and accurate service reports stating the nature of the job and what has been done. Project a positive image by interacting with fellow employees, customers, and management in a cooperative, supportive, and courteous manner; display a professional attitude; comply with company dress code. Will frequently work underground as well as some surface work.
Regularly reviews data from the trouble shooting and inspection process to work up detailed, accurate and cost effective job estimates and parts orders. Regularly is required to operate mining equipment. Must work with a positive attitude and with a spirit of cooperation. Must have proper drivers license.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Underground mining technicians must be able to read and understand English, read and understand parts books, service manuals and electrical and hydraulic schematics. Technicians should be able to safely rig or hook for lifting and part or component of a machine. Technicians must have a mechanical background, must have the ability to think and work their way thru difficult projects or problems. Must have basic PC skills. Must be able to send and receive e-mail. Must be at a skill level that a minimum of classroom training technician can successfully work with the various Cat software systems required to access service information. Must be able to complete MSHA 30 CFR § 48.5 training requirements.
EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING
Underground mining technicians must have a high degree of mechanical aptitude. Possess the ability to read and comprehend service literature and basic tools and to know and understand basic arithmetic. Must be able to write meaningful and legible service reports. Must know and understand the various types of systems on a large number of different kinds of equipment, and must be able to use their ability in a meaningful and productive manner during the course of their daily job assignment.
Underground mining technicians need to have been exposed to mining equipment through Technical schools or on the job training as a mechanic or mechanic’s helper with a mining contractor or a mine. Prefer underground mining experience and MSHA 30 CFR § 48.5 qualified.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED
Underground mining technicians regularly use: Hand wrenches, hammers, impact tools, torque wrenches, screw drivers, basic measuring tools, overhead hoists, slings and chains, electrical testing equipment, hydraulic test equipment and numerous other specialized testing and adjusting equipment. Most often the employee must furnish the majority of the above tools.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
· Frequently exposed to underground work environment and must be physically and emotionally able to work in such environment.
· Regularly exposed to outside weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold/heat.
· Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, explosives and vibration.
· Regularly exposed to noise levels that are very loud in work areas.
· 50 pound lifting restriction.
· Must use hands and fingers to handle or feel.
· Must be able to reach with hands and arms.
· Must be able to climb or balance.
· Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
· Regularly required to talk and hear.
· Requires close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
· Work overtime as needed.
· Be able to work any shift.
· Be willing to be gone for extended periods of time, overnight stays in hotels.