Black Hills Corp- Production Technician (Gillette, WY)

Job Title: Production Technician  (30560)
Job Description:
Job Specifications

CLOSING DATE:   This positon will close on August 30, 2016.

LOCATION:    Gillette, WY


Responsible for assisting in the operation, preventive maintenance, and clean-up of stationary and mobile equipment and to maintain a safe work area.  Provide manual assistance to assigned projects.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Mine Production Supervisor


  • Meet all requirements of assigned WRD operation technician level and maintain satisfactory and safe job performance.
  • Complete required technician level testing.
  • Communicate with supervisor on operating conditions and other pertinent information of assigned work areas and vehicles. (i.e. conveyor, load out,  mobile equipment, etc.).
  • Perform start-up, operation, monitoring, shut-down and tag-out of assigned equipment.
  • Be familiar with equipment operating limits, parameters, operating procedures and systems and perform corrective actions if limits are exceeded in assigned equipment.
  • Maintain assigned vehicle at safe travel speeds based on existing conditions and mine traffic.  Operate vehicles at optimum efficiency in congested work areas and be able to sort out traffic patterns.
  • Report all abnormal conditions and required maintenance to supervisor.
  • Utilize proper operating techniques of assigned equipment.
  • Provide manual assistance on the moving of conveyor systems and trailing cables.
  • Perform general housekeeping duties as assigned.
  • Maintain an awareness of surrounding work area and adjust accordingly.
  • Assist other mine personnel or job task as directed.
  • Work safely, following company policies, procedures and work practices in a positive, cooperative, and productive manner.
  • Perform and/or assist in mechanical repairs to operation and maintenance systems.
  • Complete all required paper work.
  • Assist other mine personnel or job task as directed.
  • Complete all work assignments with a sense of urgency.


  • Prefer 2 years industrial experience involving equipment operation and or maintenance.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.


  • Work requires the ability to climb stairs / ladders and lift repetitively 20+ pounds and carry a few feet.
  • Able to see to operate mobile and stationary equipment.
  • Able to hear in order to hear back-up alarm, equipment conditions, and to receive and give oral instructions.
  • Repetitive movements (both right and left) of steering wheel, foot and hand controls.
  • Work requires good depth perception, ability to judge distance and clearance.
  • Ability to work overtime.


  • Work may be performed outside and may require significant periods of work in inclement weather.
  • Subject to equipment noise and vibrations.
  • Subject to hazards (dust, chemical, fumes, etc.).
  • Subject to day and night work hours.
  • Working safely is a condition of employment.


You must be able to perform the requirements of this position, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Can meet the physical demands of standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, balancing, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, feeling, talking, hearing, tasting/smelling, near and far acuity, depth perception, color vision and field of vision.
  • Carrying – Occasionally 35+ lbs. a distance of 50 ft. up to 100ft.; Occasionally side lifting of  30+ lbs. for 2 ft.; Rarely 35+ lbs. for 50 feet.
  • Lifting tools, equipment floor to waist, overhead, and waist to shoulder.
  • Prolonged loaded and unloaded forward flexion, extension, lateral flexion and rotation of the neck and spine are required.
  • Reaching – Rarely above shoulder
  • Ability to navigate on uneven and slippery surfaces, for up to 440 yards.
  • Must be adaptable to extreme temperatures outside.
  • Ability to manipulate and grasp hand tools while in a repetitive motion.
  • Ability to operate equipment.

The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment.  Job descriptions may and do change periodically.  Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

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