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Shop Laborer


Gillette, WY, US

Requisition ID: 147977 

Long Description

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 individuals to join our team as Shop Laborers. Eligible applicant(s) must be able to work safely in a surface coal mine environment 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.  


Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Responsible for washing down equipment and removing any built-up debris in the wash bay.
  • Responsible for moving equipment and operating shop equipment.
  • Responsible for keeping shop and other work areas clean and in orderly conditions.
  • Assist craftsman in setting up work as required.
  • Follow instructions given by superintendents, foreman and other experienced crew.
  • Perform all required duties with the first focus on safety.
  • Read and understand warning signs, operating instructions for equipment, jobsite safety rules and jobsite policies.
  • Learn to observe functioning of installed equipment or systems to determine hazards.


Other Position Requirements

  • 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 rotating shift work, including nights, weekends, and holidays as required by the workload



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

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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