Section Supervisor – Mine

at Prairie State Energy Campus
Location Marissa
Date Posted January 15, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Not Specified



The Section Supervisor Underground Operations manages a safe and efficient production of coal on a working section in an underground coal mine.


Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, any one of the following assigned areas:

  • Direct supervision of employees on a working section related to safety and production.
  • Identify and supervise the elimination of hazardous conditions derived from roof conditions, dust, gas, and those related to material handling, movement of equipment and electrical power distribution.
  • Supervise the installation and maintenance of roof supports, ventilation controls, pumps, section supplies, electrical power distribution centers, conveyor belts, feeders, fire prevention equipment and firefighting apparatus.
  • Supervise the mining of coal according to plans on main entry and room sections using continuous mining equipment and transporting this coal to section loading point while following all laws and/or Company regulations.
  • Direct the section according to mine map projections making sure sights are correct and cross-cuts are turned properly.
  • Conduct pre-shift and on-shift examinations including review of examiners books, and conditions of equipment, section, roof and roadways.

Other Duties/Responsibilities

  • Conduct safety meetings with crew.
  • Maintain all safe work procedures.
  • Maintain a professional working atmosphere by following sound employee relations procedures.
  • Provide ongoing training to the crew to ensure that production requirements are met in the safest, most efficient manner.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Will provide authority of knowledge to the Shift Mine Manager and will supervise and motivate employees in the working section.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties in assigned area in a satisfactory fashion. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for this employment position. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred; high school diploma required.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, specifically in an underground mining environment.
  • Minimum of two (2) years Section Supervisor experience or four (4) years documented experience in a leadership or lead role.


  • Mine Managers Papers required.
  • Mine Examiners Papers required.
  • Must have valid Illinois State Drivers License.
  • Emergency Medical Training is preferred.

Knowledge of

  • Thorough knowledge of all underground mining practices, equipment and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of all state and federal laws and regulations governing the mining of coal.
  • Knowledge and ability to make decisions relative to production, maintenance, law and safety.

Skills, abilities and physical requirements

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to coordinate with all levels of management.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong sense of closure; complete what you start.
  • Ability to read and understand mine plans.
  • Ability to read and understand Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
  • Physical Requirements:
  • Stand for 6 to 10 hours on uneven rocky surfaces
  • Walk for up to 8 hours at a time in uneven and wet conditions through sections of the mine with varying degrees of clearance and headroom.
  • Lift up to 70 pounds without mechanical assistance. Work from elevated positions, walk or climb up and down stairways and ladders and climb on and off of equipment and must be able to bend or stoop for a full shift as a result of the mine height.
  • Ability to do overhead work
  • Don and wear required safety equipment including SCSR, respirators, hearing and eye protection, and protective clothing.

Work Environment

The characteristics listed herein describe the work environment the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this employment position. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS. While performing the duties of this employment position, the employee:

  • Will work in damp, dimly lit and confined work areas and will be subjected to extremes of ambient temperature.
  • Will encounter noise levels that will necessitate the wearing of hearing protection.

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