Equipment Engineer - Kiewit Mining Group 2024


Gillette, WY, US Tok, AK, US Soda Springs, ID, US

Requisition ID: 171023 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Mining District 

Department: Equipment 

Market: Mining 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As an Equipment Engineer, you will support Kiewit Mining operations throughout North America. This position is responsible for the planning, scheduling, budgeting, utilization and reliability of mining equipment fleet.  The position will deal with day to day, as well as long term issues related to an equipment fleet.  The position’s main focus will be to improve equipment reliability as well as implement, monitor, audit, and manage preventative maintenance programs.

District Overview

Kiewit Mining Group has grown steadily to become one of North America’s leading contract mining companies operating in various commodities, including gold, coal, oil sands, iron ore, phosphate, talc, and aggregates. We are built on a solid foundation of safety, quality, production and integrity.  

As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides wholistic solutions to the industry that are unmatched.  


One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom designed to meet our shared needs.  

Possible locations include: Gillette, WY; Soda Springs, ID; Tok, AK, Lone Tree, CO; various 


  • Long/short range equipment planning, scheduling, and budgeting for all major equipment manufacturers – Caterpillar, Komatsu, Volvo, Hitachi and more 
  • Spare part procurement and management  
  • Create and maintain tool/filter lists and documentation  
  • Inspections of equipment and parts 
  • Logistics management and communication  
  • Planning and paperwork processing to prepare for critical lifts  
  • Use reliability and failure analysis data to increase equipment availability and reliability 
  • Establish and maintain communications between all levels of supervision and management 
  • Support of craft maintenance technicians – ordering parts, manage inventory, schedule crews, and manage quality and safety 
  • Specialty projects as needed


  • Has obtained an undergraduate BS degree in Diesel/Automotive Technology, Heavy Equipment Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Construction Management 
  • 1+ year of experience with mining or heavy civil equipment is preferred. Internships considered.   
  • 1+ year of experience with equipment planning, scheduling, and budgeting is preferred.  Internships considered.  
  • Strong work ethic – Willing to do what it takes to get the job done 
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills Strong attention to detail and ability to focus on multiple projects at once while prioritizing tasks 
  • Willingness to travel and relocate as required 
  • Knowledge of SAP or similar ERP system is preferred 
  • Knowledge of CAD modeling programs is preferred  
  • Willingness to work in both office and field environments 
  • Ability to freely access all points of a construction site or equipment yard in wide-ranging climates and environment 


Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
•    May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

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.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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