Preventative Maintenance Tech


Gillette, WY, US

Requisition ID: 152287 

Position Summary

Buckskin Mining Company is a surface coal mine located 10 miles north of Gillette, Wyoming within the Southern Powder River Basin. The mine delivers its coal to numerous customers throughout the United States and has shipped more than 406 million tons of high-quality, low sulfur coal to its customers.


Buckskin is currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Heavy Equipment Mechanic to join its team. Eligible applicant(s) must be able to work safely in a surface coal mine while performing duties of this position. This person(s) must have a history of producing quality work with attention to detail and completing the job right the first time. This person(s) must possess the following experience. 


Experience Level


Primary Responsibilities and Duties

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

•    Experience with diesel engines, hydraulic, pneumatic and 24V electrical systems.

•    Minimize down time through effective PM procedures and management.

•    Cleaning of equipment prior to any maintenance being performed on the equipment.

•    Clean and properly collect samples.

•    Thorough leak inspection and identification.

•    Timely oil and filter changes

•    Complete inspection of all machine systems and components

•    Consistent completion of all PM paperwork

•    Perform minor corrective maintenance on all equipment.

•    Assist Mechanics as needed but not to interfere with personal job requirements.

•    Communicate issues with machines to production management when necessary.



•    May require a high school diploma or its equivalent with previous years of experience in the field or in a related area.
•    Must possess knowledge skills and abilities for position
•    Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions and communicate effectively with management/supervision
•    Field experience in chosen craft discipline
•    Knowledge of the safe and efficient use of hand tools, power tools and layout tools.


•    Able to meet all physical requirements. 
•    Must have all required tools
•    Expected to climb and work at heights and in confined spaces (may exceed 200 ft)
•    Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
•    Able to work overtime, nights, and weekends as required by the workload
•    Observe and comply with all safety and project rules. Performs other duties as required.

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