Bituminous Underground Mine Electrical Inspector

at State of Pennsylvania
Location Not Specified, Pennsylvania
Date Posted June 30, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Not Specified

Description

Have you worked in underground bituminous coal mines? Join the Department of Environmental Protection to use your experience and expertise to provide a safe environment for mine workers and Pennsylvania citizens!

Bituminous Underground Mine Electrical Inspectors conduct technical electrical inspections of system installations and equipment in bituminous underground coal mines to enforce and promote compliance with underground mining laws. They are a vital component to ensuring the safety of Pennsylvania's underground bituminous coal mines and mine workers and perform highly responsible work inspecting electrical equipment and investigating mining accidents to determine causes and preventative action. An important aspect of this work involves the authority to order the withdrawal of mine employees if threatened with imminent physical danger and to close the mine until conditions are corrected.

* Full-time employment.
* Normal work hours are 8:00am-4:30pm; 40 hrs./week, Mon-Fri. Employees may be on call 24 hrs./day, 365 days/year.
* Some positions will have a home office.
* Positions require travel. Expenses paid.
* Multiple positions may be filled from this posting as they become available in one of the following counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Fayette, Green, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland counties

Qualifications:

* Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - Ten years of experience in underground bituminous coal mines, and graduation from high school or certification of equivalent training.
* Necessary Special Requirement - Possession of a valid Pennsylvania driver's license.
* Necessary Special Requirement - Possession of a current and valid certificate as a bituminous mine electrician issued by the Department of Environmental Protection.
* Condition of Employment - Must be at least 30 years of age.
* Must meet PA residency requirement - For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
* Do not submit resumes, cover letters, and similar documents. These documents will not be reviewed and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
* Must be able to perform essential job functions.

Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at .

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION:

IMPORTANT: To schedule this examination, you must first apply to this posting. If you meet eligibility requirements, you will be sent an email notification (separate from the application received notification) regarding how to schedule the exam at a test center.

TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS: IF YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY WHO REQUIRES A TESTING ACCOMMODATION, A REQUEST FOR TESTING ACCOMMODATION FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND APPROVED PRIOR TO SCHEDULING YOUR EXAMINATION.

Testing Location Information

Test Subject Areas Questions

PART 1

Bituminous Underground Mining Law 50

PART 2

Principles and Practices of Electricity 20

Electrical Engineering 25

Effective Interpersonal Relationships 15

Written Communication - Effective Expression 15

Total Questions 125

* You have a maximum of 2 1/2 hours to complete this computerized multiple-choice exam.
* The test will consist of two parts. You must pass Part 1 in order to move onto Part 2. You must pass both parts and meet the METs and NSRs to receive a final score.
* Part 1 is based on bituminous underground mining laws. It will be to your advantage to study the Safety Laws of Pennsylvania for Underground Bituminous Coal Mines Act 55, SB 949 Session of 2008. A copy may be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Mine Safety at ; by accessing the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection website ; or by using the following direct link
* You may retest 3 months after the date of your last exam. A new application must be submitted.
* Your results will be provided via email.
* Only your most recent exam score is counted.