Black Hills Corp- O&M Planning Supervisor (Gillette, WY)

Job Title: O & M Planning Supervisor  (31094)
Job Description:
Job Specifications

SALARY RANGE:    $85,100 – $118,280
Base salary is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

CLOSING DATE:  This position will close on October 12, 2017.

LOCATION:    Gillette, WY

Manage planning functions within the work management process at the Wyodak Mine for maintenance projects. Apply safety, maintenance leadership and expertise in supervision of maintenance crew. Schedule training classes that will enhance the skills of production and maintenance personnel to increase equipment availability and reduce maintenance.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Maintenance Manager 


  • Safety
    • Support corporate safety initiatives, promote a safe work environment and lead by example.
    • Ensure that employees and contractors comply with all Wyodak mine safety rules, MSHA regulations, and environmental standards.
  • Planning
    • Ensure that employees and contractors comply with all Wyodak mine safety rules, MSHA regulations, and environmental standards.
    • Plan work to meet company goals of achieving targeted availability for the mine.
    • Partner with maintenance and production staff to maintain minimum mechanical backlog at an acceptable level.
    • Assist the development of daily, weekly and long term planning schedules for the maintenance department.
    • Participate in weekly planning meetings.
    • Work on special projects as designated by the Maintenance Manager.
    • Schedule work for contractor personnel.
    • Work with Supply Chain as required for parts requisition, contract administration and accounting.
  • Training
    • Track and manage 5000-23 training certificates.
    • Track and manage training documents to ensure all mine personnel meet MSHA required documentation.
    • Develop and conduct classroom technical training for mine personnel.
    • Develop and maintain a collaborative working relationship with all mine personnel.
    • Demonstrate support of the company, its policies and personnel to other employees.
  • Supervisor
    • Support overhaul and outage work. Participate in outage project work planning and supervising as assigned.
    • Initiate and supervise the completion of mechanical maintenance projects on a daily basis to efficiently, timely, and economically with mine objectives.
    • Develop skills of hourly maintenance personnel by providing challenging situations and proper guidance to ensure their success.
    • Complete all required daily safety inspections, daily log books and incident reports in a timely manner.
    • Use a team approach for problem solving to ensure that all avenues are explored so assets are utilized safely, efficiently and financial risks are minimized.
    • Ensure completion of all required record keeping by crews in a timely manner (time tickets, task training, incident reports, shift reports, etc.)
    • Ensure completion of skill assessments and annual performance reviews.
    • Monitor work violations and initiate appropriate action as outlined in company policies. Partner with the Human Resource to ensure continuity.
    • Develop and maintain professional relations with personnel throughout Black Hills Corporation.


  • Cross train and cover for Front Line Supervisor, Maintenance Manager, and Production Superintendent as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Maintain positive relationships with employees, customers, contractors, community and business leaders, and peers.
  • Teamwork is essential to this position.


  • 5 to 7 years supervisor experience preferred.
  • 2 years planning/scheduling maintenance jobs preferred.
  • Broad based experience emphasizing safety, mine operation, and maintenance.
  • Training experience desirable  


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent work experience.


  • In depth knowledge of mine safety practices, mine equipment maintenance practices and applicable regulatory standards, including State of Wyoming and MSHA regulations.


  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to develop relationships at all organization levels.
  • Ability to make decisions, monitor and evaluate mobile and stationary mine equipment systems.


  • Current Wyoming Surface Mine Foreman Certification.
  • Current MSHA 5000-23 Certification for Surface Coal Mining


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

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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We offer an attractive salary based on qualifications with competitive benefits and a supportive professional work environment.

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