Company: Job Openings

Electrical General Foreman

Healy, Alaska

Posted 07/13/2017

Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc. (UCM) is seeking an experienced full-time Electrical General Foreman to join our team in Healy, Alaska. Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Electrical General Foreman will plan, organize, manage, and evaluate electrical and instrumentation (E&I) departmental activities in the mine, shop facilities, and process operations in a safe and environmentally sound manner.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities include:

  • Direct Supervisors and other E&I staff activities in the daily operation and maintenance of coal processing facilities and electric walking dragline and components.

  • Inspect daily operations and projects in progress and upon completion to ensure quality work.

  • Coordinate work with other site departments in planning electrical related repairs limiting down time. Participate in scheduling department activities during scheduled down days.

  • Work closely with the Engineering Department to provide departmental assistance in the work plan for assigned projects and responsibilities as required.

  • Responsible for the electrical and instrumentation departmental goal and budgets, establishing strategies and policies, assigning responsibilities, measuring progress and reporting results.

  • Work with employees to correct deficiencies. In addition to performing safety audits and preparing SOP’s, also conduct work place inspections to identify conditions or practices that have potential for loss and correct substandard conditions and practices to minimize employee accidents, property and environmental damage.

  • Responsible for the professional development and training of employees in electrical process controls including responsibilities related to safety and environmental compliance.

  • Provide administrative and technical direction to staff; interpret policies and procedures established by regulatory agencies.

  • Monitor codes and specifications, installation methods.

  • Ensure a well-functioning Preventative Maintenance program of the electrical and control systems that drives improving reliability based on the critically of the equipment.

  • Communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals including general contractors, management, other trade supervision, crew members, etc.

  • Plan and communicate with the warehouse, purchasing, and supervisor to assure that an adequate supply of tools, materials, and equipment are available.

  • Manage electrical inspections per MSHA regulations.

Experience/Qualifications include:

  • High School Diploma or GED required. Electrician certification and/or Associates Degree in electrical or technical engineering preferred.

  • Approximately eight to ten years of experience working as an Electrical Foreman or in a similar role in electrical construction, design and cost management for commercial or industrial projects.

  • Understanding of distributive control, programmable logic controllers, visual interfaces and instrumentation controls and devices in both process and mine operations.

  • Strong knowledge of electrical systems, such as variable frequency drives, protective relays, medium voltage drives, wound rotor motors and synchronous motors, high current rectifiers, transformers and switchgear, and power distribution systems.

  • Working knowledge of principles of electrical planning, scheduling, and coordination.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel programs.

  • Proven oral and written communication and presentation skills. 

  • Working knowledge of electric powered dragline (BE 1300-W), flywheel, and dragline cable maintenance experience a plus.

  • The successful candidate must pass a post-job offer physical and drug screen.

  • Salary dependent on experience with an attractive benefits package.

Please complete and submit the employment application, as well as, resume and salary requirements to:

Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc.
Attention: Human Resources Director
P.O. Box 1000
Healy, AK 99743


You may also email the documents to:

UCM Employment Application Form

Please print and send to UCM HR by email, fax or postal mail

Posted 02/13/2017

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2017 Summer Reclamation Internships

Healy, Alaska

Posted 02/13/2017
Applications will be accepted through April 7, 2017 and successful applicants will be notified by April 14.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Plant trees, shrubs and grass on regraded mine land

  • Assist with construction of silt fences, placing sediment control barriers, water sampling, removing trash, and collecting native seeds

  • Support engineering department with a variety of administrative duties, such as data collection, photocopying, mine tour logistics, and other reclamation projects

  • Takes a proactive approach to safety, understand and utilize safe work practices by working safely and following safe operating practices

  • Have a high level of initiative and take responsibility for timely completion of all assigned work

  • The successful candidate must be able to work independently on assigned tasks and display initiative in completing assigned tasks. This is a manual labor intensive position.  A valid Alaska drivers license is required for this position.  Candidate must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Attendance at an accredited two or four-year college, university or trade school in the fall of 2017 is required.
  • Successful candidates must pass a post-offer physical and drug test.  The position is anticipated to begin in mid May and end in September 2017.  The work schedule is Monday through Thursday from 6:30 AM to 5 PM.

NOTE: Local qualified residents who have lived for a period of twelve (12) months in Healy, Cantwell, Nenana, or points in between will have preference for hire.  Please download and complete the Usibelli Coal Mine application and return to Matt Nelson;, UCM Human Resource Director. 

Usibelli Coal Mine is an Equal Opportunity Employer