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Mining Equipment Engineer 1


SodaSprings, ID, US Gillette, WY, US

Requisition ID: 167450 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Mining District 

Department: Equipment 

Market: Mining 

Employment Type: Full Time 

District Overview

Kiewit Mining Group has grown steadily to become one of North America’s leading contract mining companies operating in various commodities; coal, oil sands, iron ore, phosphate, talc, and aggregates. We are built on a solid foundation of safety, quality, production and integrity. #LI-WJ1


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 Soda Spring, ID; Gillette, WY; various



  • Understand and follow all federal, state, and company health, safety and environmental requirements.
  • Build and maintain Maintenance Scheduling Tasks, such as oil sampling, oil & air filters changes, and oil changes,  for each piece of production equipment. 
  • Coordinate with departments the start and finish times for PMs, in order to ensure all needs are addressed prior to the PM starting. 
  • Plan and schedule all Scheduled Maintenance such as,  washing of equipment, routine maintenance checks/adjustments, changing brushes on electric motor, and the other tasks falling under the description of a PM (Preventive Maintenance).
  • Maintaining records as required regarding job progress, costs, material usage, etc.
  • Build and maintain the component files for each piece of production equipment, in order to plan and schedule Rebuilds of Major Components such as engines, transmissions, wheel motors, differentials, finals, and many other mining equipment components.  
  • Manage component rebuilds. 
  • Properly label and mail in all oil and coolant samples and share the resulting information with the entire maintenance group to get good and timely repairs to our equipment.
  • Order parts and stage them for all repairs before the production machine is brought down for repairs. 
  • Build and maintain working relationships with vendors who can provide us with products and services at competitive and effective rates.
  • Working with suppliers as required facilitating the handling and expediting delivery of materials
  • Help develop a budget for those pieces of equipment that each planner is responsible.  Follow that budget closely to get all the necessary maintenance done on time.
  • Inspect equipment at the fueling lunch lines to check for any anomalies.  Visit with the operators about problems they are having with equipment and make work orders to get these problems corrected at PM time if possible.
  • Check over PM books just before they go to the shop floor for the PM, to ensure the work orders in the book are relevant.  Such as; checking to make sure that the open work-orders need to be done at this PM maybe some work can be put off until later or this work has already been done.  Estimate downtime that is necessary to complete backlog work orders.
  • Close the PM Books and backlog work orders with completion comments whenever possible.
  • Build Microsoft Projects with Gantt charts for large jobs that involve a number of different vendors, jobs that require a lot of equipment and points of progression jobs.
  • Investigating problems and/or reported incidents; identifying and recommending solutions/alternatives as appropriate
  • Pre-job & Close-out meetings on repairs to get feedback on how the jobs are completed.  Involve the electrical department and other supervisors that have been or will be involved.
  • Establish and maintain communications between all levels of supervision and management.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • Has obtained an undergraduate AS/ BS degree in Diesel/Automotive Technology, Heavy Equipment Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Construction Management
  • 1+ year of experience with equipment is preferred 
  • 1+ year of experience with equipment planning, scheduling, and budgeting is preferred 
  • 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 work in both office and field environments
  • Knowledge of CAD modeling programs is preferred 
  • Ability to freely access all points of a mine site or equipment yard in wide-ranging climates and environment
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative 
  • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time 
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity 
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt 
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills 
  • Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives 
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness and ability to relocate to job sites. 

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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