Operations Engineer II in Coronach at Westmoreland Mining, LLC

Date Posted: 8/2/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Operations Engineer II is responsible for providing operational oversight of the coal plant by providing strategic direction in leading the organization to operation excellence. Establish a high level of production that is cost effective, safe, and aligns with all regulations.  This position has supervisory responsibilities over other employees.


  • Provide leadership and technical support for Plant Operations and Maintenance.
  • Monitor the Plant performance and make recommendations for process improvement.
  • Evaluate plant operating, maintenance and quality control practices and implement improvements.
  • Actively manage and develop the performance of employees.
  • Provide technical training and guidance to plant operators and staff.
  • Provides direction in the development and implementation of plant plans to ensure safe and efficient
    operations in conjunction with long-range and budget objectives.
  • Measure, audit and report on initiatives and technology based on established standards.
  • Conduct engineering and/or effectiveness studies required to support ongoing site and organizational
    improvement efforts.
  • Collaborate with other departments (mine operations, mine engineering) to ensure site and organizational
  • Directs and develops plans of various assignments to achieve project objectives in the most timely and
    economical manner.
  • Perform related work as required.

Job Requirements



  • Ability to produce technically accurate and practical executable plans and designs.
  • Ability to coach, mentor, and develop plant staff.
  • Ability to communicate engineering analysis to non technical personnel and management.
  • Ability to approach and solve problems in a logical, timely and thorough manner.
  • Be a self-starter with the ability to recognize problems that need addressing.
  • Ability to communicate and cooperate with your supervisor and co-workers.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with internal and external contacts.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with personnel and supervisors across departmental boundaries.
  • Work with the Engineering and Environmental staffs on various projects.
  • Maintain close contact with consultants and contractors as well as contact with federal and state regulators.
  • Ability to manage contracts within time and cost budgets.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.



Position requires both field and office work; physical mobility and abilities listed below are required to adequately and safely perform tasks. Requires mobility sufficient to enter and exit vehicles with ease, travelling on bumpy dusty roads, and ability to walk, climb, and manoeuver around heavy duty equipment and rough terrain. Periodically requires prolonged standing on cement floors and uneven terrain. Requires spending periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions. Requires stints of prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Periodically requires computer work for extended periods of time. Occasionally lifting objects up to 50 pounds. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a variety of office equipment including keyboard, fax machine, and phone. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate reports. 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Requires working in both an office environment as well as in the field under all weather conditions. Occasional evening or weekend work.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering, Civil Engineering or related field.
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of mining or related experience
  • 5 years of supervisory experience
  • Registered PE preferred