Shovel Mechanic


Gillette, WY, US

Requisition ID: 151722 

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 Shovel Mechanic to join its team. 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. This person(s) must poses the following experience. 

Experience Level


Primary Responsibilities and Duties

•    Read and understand plans and specifications, which includes the Operator's Manuals for equipment repair.
•    Use appropriate hand and power tools to repair, replace or perform maintenance on equipment
•    Receive equipment assigned to the job and document the condition; set this equipment up on a regular service and inspection schedules
•    Organize a library of reference material, equipment files, and backlog schedules
•    Evaluate a timetable to assure certifications such as for cranes and commercial vehicles
•    Assist equipment operators in effectively using the Daily Walkaround Report
•    Assist the project with the generation of an accurate Equipment Locator
•    Assure the efficient, clean and safe fueling and oiling of equipment
•    Assure that equipment leaving the job is Job-ready for the next assignment 
•    Document with the Off-Hire Report.


Experience Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 years working knowledge of maintenance on P&H mining shovels.
  • Troubleshoot and repair lube and air systems.
  • Perform preventative maintenance such as change hoist ropes, build and install hoses, and maintain shovel for production needs.
  • Perform weld repairs as needed on large mining equipment, with the ability to run an air arc, oxy-acetylene torch, plasma cutter, weld with stick, hardwire, and II70.
  •  Ability to read blueprints and fabricate based off the blueprints.
  • Ability to run support equipment such as forklift, front end loader, overhead cranes, and knuckle truck.
  • Work with contractors on major rebuilds.
  • Write work orders and order appropriate parts.
  • Ability to perform work in a safe manner with minimal supervision, while following best practices and in accordance with company policies.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • 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.


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

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