Underground Mining Tech

Job Posted: October 16th, 2021

Location: Rock Springs, Wyoming, US




DEPARTMENT:  Mining Division


To weld, fabricate, buildup and repair construction, mining equipment parts. Diagnose problems and repair underground and surface mining equipment.


Regularly inspects customer's equipment for weld/salvage possibilities by visual inspection, and by the use of testing, diagnostic and measuring equipment to determine problems or malfunctions. Able to operate line boring equipment to put bores back to OEM specs.  Regularly welds/salvages parts on frames, engines, hydraulic systems, attachments and related power train systems and do all sorts of custom fabrication. These repairs must meet or exceed the expectations of the Field Service Supervisor and the customer. Regularly writes detailed and accurate service reports stating the nature of the job and what has been done. Must be able to work rotating shift; to include days, evening and nights. 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


Regularly reviews data from the troubleshooting and inspection process to work up detailed, accurate and cost-effective job estimates. Reviews data from the troubleshooting and inspection process to work up detailed and accurate parts orders. Required to operate mining and construction equipment. Clean and service all welding machines and is required to keep a clean work place. Must work with a positive attitude and with a spirit of cooperation. Will be required to work out of town regularly. Must work with a positive attitude and with a spirit of cooperation. Must have proper driver’s license.



Must be able to read and understand English, read and understand parts books, service manuals and fabrication blueprints following ANSI, SAE and/or Caterpillar's blueprinting standards. Have the ability to hand sketch drawings legibly enough for other welders to understand and follow. Have a welder's background, and have the ability to think and work their way through difficult project or problems. Have enough mechanical background to be able to D & A equipment to fabricate repairs.  Required to be certified AWSSD1.1. 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.


Have the ability to read and comprehend service literature and basic measuring tools and to know and understand basic arithmetic. Write meaningful and legible service reports. Know and understand various types of systems on a large number of different kinds of equipment, and be able to use their ability in a meaningful and productive manner during the course of their daily job assignment.


Need to have been exposed to construction and mining equipment thru Technical Schools or on the job training as a welder or welder’s helper at a repair shop, Construction Company, small contractor or mine.

Preferred: Underground mining experience, Commercial Driver’s license, MSHA Electrical card and MSHA 30 CFR § 48.5 qualified.


Regularly use: hand wrenches, hammers, impact tools, torque wrenches, screw drivers, basic and advanced measuring tools, overhead hoist, slings and chains, run stick welders, mig welders, tig welders, gas welders, air arc torch welders, tool grinders and numerous other specialized testing, adjusting and measuring equipment.  Most often the majority of the above hand tools must be furnished by the employee.


 In a standard 12 hour shift a worker must:

  1. Walk, sit and/or stand 12 hours on a concrete floor in a shop that may be very warm or cold.
  2. 50 lb. weight lifting restriction.
  3. Use hand for simple grasping, pushing/pulling and fine manipulation.
  4. Use feet frequently in repetitive movement.
  5. Have the physical ability to work in any position on a piece of equipment.
  6. Frequently bend, squat and climb.
  7. Be willing to be exposed grease, oil and dirt.
  8. Be willing to work overtime as needed.
  9. May be required to have a CDL.
  10. Will be required to have current MSHA training.
  11. Be willing to be gone for extended periods of time, overnight stays in hotels.



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