Prairie State Generating Co., LLC

Maintenance Technician - Mine

Location US-IL-Mine
Posted Date 5 months ago(9/28/2023 12:29 PM)
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The Maintenance Technician performs troubleshooting, repairs and preventative maintenance on all electrical, mechanical and hydraulic equipment utilized both underground and surface.  Maintenance Technicians will regularly examine equipment to ensure that it is operating appropriately.  This position must become knowledgeable in all aspects of mine operations and learn the location and function of equipment operating at the mine location.  Maintenance Technicians work rotating shifts so schedules vary to cover all hours of mine operation which may include overtime, holidays and weekends.  Maintenance Technicians may be subject to call-ins to assist with maintenance issues that may, or have, impact plant performance.  Prairie State Generating Company believes to be successful we must first and foremost work safe, follow job plans and Standard Work Procedures (SWP’s) when performing tasks or operating equipment.


Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, any one of the following assigned areas:

  • Troubleshoot, repair and maintain equipment utilized both underground and surface at the mine location including but not limited to:
    • Continuous miners.
    • Haulage and Materials Handling Equipment – Ram cars, and conveyors.
    • Roof Bolters.
    • Scoops
    • Feeders
    • Ventilation equipment.
    • Power distribution equipment.
    • Personnel carriers.
  • Diagnose failures of mining equipment utilizing parts and service manuals including hydraulic and electrical schematics.
  • Utilize available resources such as Standard Work Procedures SWP’s, job plans, service manuals or other written reference materials to ensure safe and efficient work practices.
  • Perform scheduled preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance as required.
  • Enact stop work policy if an unsafe work condition exists or if actions could result in equipment damage.
  • Complete all required paperwork in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Meet established and communicated expectations set forth by mine management.
  • Follow all Prairie State Generating Company policies and procedures.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties in assigned area in a satisfactory fashion.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for this employment position.  REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.



High School or GED preferred.



Valid MSHA electrical card preferred but not required.


Knowledge of

  • Hydraulic, electrical and mechanical principals relating to mining equipment.
  • Basic cutting and welding skills.
  • Proper use of hand tools and power tools.
  • Prairie State Generating Company policies and procedures.
  • State and federal laws and regulations governing the mining of coal.
  • Safety and health hazards associated with the mining of coal.


Skills, abilities and physical requirements

  • Ability to work and operate equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Ability to clearly communicate with co-workers, supervisors and others.
  • Ability to read and understand Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
  • Ability to work any assigned shift, including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision as required.
  • Physical Requirements:
    • Stand for 5 to 10 hours on uneven rocky surfaces.
    • Be seated for up to 10 hours to operate equipment or vehicles.
    • Walk for up to four hours at a time in uneven and wet conditions through sections of the mine with varying degrees of clearance and headroom.
    • Lift up to 80 pounds without mechanical assistance.
    • Work from elevated positions, walk or climb up and down stairways and ladders and climb on and off of equipment and must be able to bend or stoop for a full shift as a result of the mine height.
    • Don and wear required safety equipment including SCSR, respirators, hearing and eye protection, and protective clothing.

Work Environment

The characteristics listed herein describe the work environment the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this employment position.  REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.  While performing the duties of this employment position, the employee:

  • Will work in a dusty or damp, dimly lit, and possibly confined work area.
  • Will encounter noise levels that will necessitate the wearing of hearing protection.


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