Underground Assistant Shift Foreman Jobs at Beckley

Sample Underground Assistant Shift Foreman Job Description

Underground Assistant Shift Foreman


Assist the Shift Coordinator and General Mine Foreman in the development and supervision of the Underground mine, and is responsible for the general operation of the mine in the absence of the Shift Foreman/Mine Foreman; supervising the Section Foremen and hourly personnel in the areas of safety, production, cost control, efficiency, and skill development. Responsible for the health and safety of all personnel working under his supervision.



  • Assign work to be performed and direct foremen and hourly workforce in the performance of their assigned duties
  • Enforce safety regulations in accordance with Company policy, State, and Federal laws
  • Actively support and promote the Behavioral Based Safety Program -- WOLVES
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with all foreman and crews with leadership, direction, and a responsive attitude
  • Examine area of travel checking for hazardous conditions and assuring that these conditions are corrected and the safety of the mine is maintained
  • Communicate to supervisors any and all conditions and relative information that would help them in the performance of their duties
  • Responsible for all activities taking pace in the operation of the mine during the shift in the absence of the Shift Foreman
  • Examine daily requirements for manpower and supplies
  • Plan and take corrective action to control water underground
  • Ensure that escape ways, intake airways, and return airways are examined and records maintained in accordance with regulations


  • Minimum of High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Extensive and diverse underground coal mining experience [5+ yrs experience]
  • Thorough knowledge of State and Federal mining laws
  • Previous proven underground supervisory experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills, and the knowledge and ability to make decisions relative to safety, production, maintenance, and law
  • The ability to successfully supervise and motivate the workforce
  • Basic computer skills
  • WV Mine Foreman Certification (current or the ability to acquire)
  • EMT-M and Dust Certification preferred

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