Peabody Energy Prep Plant Operator in Francisco, Indiana


External Job Title:

Prep Plant Operator

Position Description:

Job Summary/Essential Functions:

  • Operate, clean, and maintain preparation plant and loadout facilities.

  • Install, clean, operate and maintain conveyor belts and associated material handling equipment.

  • Install and maintain pumps, piping and associated power equipment.

  • Operate chemical additive equipment including mixing, loading and monitoring.

  • Load, deliver, unload and distribute supplies and parts.

  • Operate mobile equipment assigned to the coal processing facility. (As required)

  • Assist coworkers in any or all of the above.

Special Skills or Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of one year working at a coal preparation facility operating, repairing and trouble shooting the plant.

  • Must have basic mechanical skills including the ability to disassemble, repair, and reassemble mechanical equipment using blueprints, parts manuals, and power hand tools.

  • Must have the ability to operate a front end loader and refuse truck.

  • Must have basic math skills.

  • Knowledge of mining regulations pertaining to coal mining and coal preparation is desirable.

  • Welding and cutting experience is desirable

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED


  • Must have high safety standards for self and others.

  • Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to communicate and coordinate with coworkers and supervisors.

  • Must be willing to work any assigned shift, overtime, weekends and holidays.

  • Must comply with Company, State, and Federal regulations, plans, and policies.

  • Must be able to read and understand Material Safety Data Sheets

Physical Requirements, Surface Operations:

  • Must have the ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.

  • Must have the ability to be seated for up to 4 hours to operate equipment or vehicles.

  • Must have the ability to work from elevated positions, walk/climb up and down stairs/steps and climb on and off equipment and ladders.

  • Must have the ability to lift/raise 10 - 50 lbs. without mechanical assistance frequently during the course of work shift.

  • Must have the ability to perform repetitive hand and wrist motions (push, pull, twist, handle), and have rapid reflex movements of the arms and legs and good hand to eye coordination.

  • Must have the ability to work in extreme conditions, including but not limited to changing weather conditions, dust, mud, varying levels of noise from low to high, varying degrees of light and dark, in and around artificial light and in a confined work area.

  • Must have the ability to wear required protective footwear, hearing and eye protection, and other personal protective equipment as required by Company and MSHA.

Peabody Energy considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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Business Location:

0015: Francisco Mine - UG



Job Function:

Prep Plant



EEO Disclaimer:

Peabody Energy is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities