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Coal Yard Operator - Harrison Power Station


Haywood, WV, US, 26366-0600

Job Function:  Plant Operations
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  34044


About the Opportunity

This is an open position with Fleet Operations, MonPower, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FOS]

Resume Deadline: February 16, 2021

Pay Range: $30.50
Hiring Manager: Michael Staff
Recruiter: Jade Santonas


All employees who apply for a posted position must notify their supervisors that they have applied.  Employees who have not been in their current positions for at least one year or who are in a position with specific requirements beyond one year, must obtain approval from their supervisor before applying.



Primarily operates tractors, bulldozers, rollers, and other equipment in coal handling and yard work. Performs adjustments, troubleshooting, minor repair and preventative maintenance work on yard equipment and structures. Additionally, may be assigned to work with and direct employees in the operation of lime handling equipment.



  • Operates yard equipment such as tractors, including those equipped with a backhoe or front-end loader, bulldozers and locomotive; stocks, spreads, compacts and reclaim coal; grades and moves earth and other materials; moves railcars and spots them at designated places.
  • Starts and stops and operates coal handling equipment and associated apparatus, including crushers, belt conveyors, stacker boom, trippers, belts and samplers, removing foreign material from belts or other parts of conveyor system. Inspects and checks and performs preventative maintenance on such equipment such as coal feeders; inspects, removes, installs and adjusts feeder belts.
  • Operates control equipment in the crusher/breaker house to place/remove from service coal conveying equipment and associated auxiliaries; controlling blending of fuel.
  • Operates coal-handling equipment from rooms and panels to maintain proper distribution and supply of coal.
  • Performs switching of railcars to and from railroad sidings and on yard tracks; when applicable, operates railcar unloader and equipment and directs and assists unloading of coal trucks.
  • Inspects, lubricates, cleans and services yard and plant equipment and reports abnormal conditions to supervisor; checks operation of coal handling equipment, makes adjustments and minor repairs to equipment.
  • Maintains and changes filters on all coal handling heaters, ventilating, air moving and air conditioning equipment.
  • Operates, checks and maintains coal and lime sampling systems, which includes changing grids, hammers, belts and vibrators associated with the sampling systems.
  • Processes samples as outlined in the Company’s Business Practice; logs information on sample forms, tags and places samples in designated containers for shipment.
  • Keeps accurate log and communicates using phonetic alphabet and three-part communication.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on equipment.
  • Maintains workplace, tools and equipment in a neat and orderly condition
  • Reports abnormal conditions encountered or observed.
  • Receives instruction and training on Company safety programs and procedures, including, but not limited to lock-out, tag-out (LOTO), confined space entry, operation of fire-fighting equipment and applies this knowledge as required.
  • Directs and trains employees as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including but not limited to duties in lime handling.
  • Must have at least a two-year technical degree in a related field from an accredited school or the equivalent in education, training and experience.
  • Equivalencies may include:
    • A combination of related coursework in an approved program and certification in heavy equipment/machinery operation
    • A FirstEnergy approved journeymen program from another company
    • Three years’ experience in power plant coal handling or related material/aggregate handling industries that includes heavy equipment operation
    • Military experience in any branch of the United States Armed Services applicable to material handling and heavy equipment operation
  • Must have passed the Edison Electric Institute’s POSS/MASS test
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Willingness and ability to learn the operation and minor repair practices and procedures for coal, bulk material handling and other Yard equipment.
  • Willingness and ability to learn the operation, care and functions of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, high-lifts, front loaders, backhoes, conveyors and other Yard equipment.
  • Willingness to acquire additional knowledge and skills required for proficient performance of the duties of this position
  • Must be able to train and direct others, receive and issue orders in a timely manner that maintains harmony, teamwork and safety and obtain satisfactory performance from employees assigned to work with the operator.
  • Ability to perform heavy physical work, including, but not limited to occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment.
  • Ability to work in high places, confined spaces and a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions with frequent walking and climbing
  • Ability and willingness to work assigned rotating shifts, overtime, holidays, and weekends

Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification

Bargaining Unit 


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