Operation Associate - Environmental Engineer/Scientist

  • Peabody Energy
  • Wright, WY, USA
  • Mar 02, 2018
Full time Air Quality Environmental Science - Engineering Geoscience-Hydrogeology Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

Position Purpose:

The Full Time Operations Associate program is a rotational program intended to give recent Engineering (mining, mechanical, environmental, civil, industrial and or electrical), Occupational Health and Safety, Safety Management and Geology graduates the opportunity to learn and gain hands-on experience within the organization and industry. The program is committed to provide a solid launch into the organization with opportunities to learn the business, expand on past experiences, demonstrate strong performance, add value with key assignments, and earn credibility. The Full Time Operations Associate program usually consists of two- three rotations.

The primary function of this position is to perform technical, permitting, compliance and regulatory functions regarding environmental related disciplines for Wyoming Environmental Services Department.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provide technical expertise to the company to support project development at active and closed mine sites.
  • Implementing environmental programs required by federal and state environmental laws governing mining, air water and land protection.  This may include communicating with state or federal government regulatory agencies, operating personnel at the mines, management personnel with the company, and members of the general public or non-governmental organizations.
  • Plan, coordinate and prepare applicable sections of mining and other environmental permits for existing and future mining operations.
  • Assist in gathering technical information for and preparing  mine plans and permits for new and existing mining operations.
  • Provide technical expertise to maintain compliance with all applicable environmental permits and laws.


  • B.S. degree in engineering, environmental sciences or related discipline.
  • Previous work experience with environmental programs is desired.
  • Knowledge of or ability to perform environmental tasks associated with coal mining.
  • Excellent organizational and computer (Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD/GIS and statistical applications) skills.  Communication skills including written, oral and negotiation skills must be above average.  A demonstration of various skills may be required.
  • Knowledge of state and federal mining regulations and environmental protection rules and regulations is desired.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management, mine personnel, the general public and regulatory agencies.

Physical Demands:

  • Must have the ability to stand for prolonged periods of time on uneven rocky surfaces.
  • Must have the ability to be seated for up to 4 hours to operate equipment or vehicles.
  • Must have the ability to be seated and work at computer for up to 8 hours.
  • 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

Note: This description merely reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the position identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all of the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.  Changes in operation or job content may require that this description be revised from time to time in the company’s sole discretion.

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