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Shaft Operator

Company: Intrepid Potash
Location: Hobbs
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Shaft Operator
Reports To : Shaft Supervisor
Location : New Mexico - Various
OVERVIEW A Shaft Operator assists with the daily functions and operations of the mine shaft and hoist to transfer materials and equipment from underground to the surface. The position requires mechanical knowledge, and an ability to work independently and operate in confined areas at various heights.


  • Operate a variety of equipment, including, but not limited to: diesel and electric bolters, spad gun, lo-track, scoops, and reciprocating and circular saws
  • Gain knowledge and experience in ground control in mining ensure that all excavations made through rock and soil are kept safe and stable at all times
  • Perform basic woodworking and welding skills, including, but not limited to, cutting and fabrication
  • Complete pre-shift inspections to ensure all equipment is operating safely and efficiently, and notify appropriate personnel of malfunctions
  • Assist with ventilation work, and basic tasks of water flow and air pumps
  • Perform other duties as assigned
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Valid Driver's License
    • One (1) year underground mining experience required
    • Minimum two (2) years experience in hoisting operations
    • Ability to navigate through confined areas of the mine independently with little assistance
      • Medical plans with prescription drug coverage, dental insurance and vision insurance
      • 401(K) with immediate vesting and generous employer match
      • Work-life balance with family-friendly work schedules
      • Opportunities to expand skillset and knowledge through Intrepid's tuition reimbursement program
        SCHEDULE & WORK ENVIRONMENT10-hour workday, 4 days a week, at minimum. Call out situations possible. Schedule subject to change.
        • Underground mining environment is often not well lit and is at low heights
        • Surface environment is an outdoor-non-temperature controlled environment, and is subject to weather conditions
        • Both environments are exposed to louder than moderate noises (ex: vehicle noises, machinery noises, etc.)
        • Employees are required to wear safety attire and personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times in both environments
          PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Job physical requirements include: standing, walking, sitting, squatting, talking or hearing, making visual inspections, twisting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching or grasping. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Will be required to wear personal protective equipment as needed and engage in strenuous physical activity. Must be able to climb stairs and/or ladders, and potentially work at heights, perceive color differences. Will be required to wear personal protective equipment as needed and engage in strenuous physical activity.

          A pre-placement physical and hair follicle drug test will be required for anyone selected for this opportunity. Placement into the position will not be made until the results are received and cleared by Intrepid.

          ABOUT US Intrepid is an entrepreneurial organization committed to developing unique and environmentally sound ways of extracting minerals of global importance to multiple industries. While our legacy potassium products hold a strong reputation in the agriculture and feed industries, the expansion of our water, brine and other solutions contributes to the oil and gas industries to support energy resources. This diversification of products and customers expands our growth and impact beyond yesterday's needs. Working at Intrepid, you will experience the commitment, teamwork, and growth in every role and experience. Associated topics: energy, geothermal, operations, operator, powerplant, powerplant operations, scrubber, solar, turbine

Keywords: Intrepid Potash, Midland , Shaft Operator, Other , Hobbs, Texas

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