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Shovel Operator

Location: Willow Creek Mine Posted Date: December 25, 2012
Employer: Walter Energy Apply By: February 23, 2013
Employer Job Id: 1594 CareerMine Job Id: 884067


  • The successful applicant will operate heavy equipment safely. 
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks. 
  • Diagnose mechanical problems. 
  • Read grade plans and use grade stakes in measuring the amount of earth to be moved. 
  • Follow directions that are spoken or given by hand signals. 
  • Use existing procedures to solve routine or standard technical problems. 
  • The successful applicant will have experience in operating equipment within large scale open pit operations. Experience with 5500 & 8000 Shovels. 
  • Be in excellent physical condition. 
  • Have good vision and awareness of depth. 
  • Have excellent eye hand and foot coordination and fast reflexes. 
  • Be able to work well in a team or alone. 
  • Have good communication skills. 
  • Have an understanding of short and long term planning objectives. 
  • Have decision making skills. 
  • Have computer skills include use of Microsoft Software packages. 
  • Have stress and time management skills. 
  • Have literacy skills including the ability to read manuals and regulatory requirements.