Current Openings

Mine Electrician

Responsibilities: Perform inspections, maintenance, & repair of electrical components & systems on mining equipment including draglines and mine electrical infrastructure.

Minimum Requirements: Associates’ Degree in an electrical or electronics program; knowledge of AC & DC equipment & associated digital control systems, 3 years’ related work experience and a valid driver’s license required. MSHA Electrical Certification (Green card) desired.

Excellent benefit package including 401k retirement plan, 100% company paid premiums for health, dental and vision insurance, company paid life insurance, vacation and sick leave, and ten paid holidays.

Starting wage for a green card electrician is $52.91/hour.

For more information on this exciting career opportunities, please visit h Deadline to apply is October 3, 2023. Employer will not sponsor Visas for position. EEO/AA/F/M/Vet/Disabled.

Civil/Mining Engineering or Land Surveying Intern - Summer 2024

Background: BNI Coal, Ltd., a BNI Energy company and subsidiary of ALLETE, Inc. with a mine location in Center, ND is now accepting applications for the following positions at the Center Mine, Center, ND: Civil/Mining Engineering or Land Surveying Intern.

Each year BNI Coal mines 4 to 4.5 million tons of lignite, supplying two steam electric units of the Milton R. Young Station situated adjacent to the BNI mining operations. The Mining process disturbs and reclaims approximately 310 acres per year. The electricity made from BNI's lignite lights up farms and businesses in eastern North Dakota and northern Minnesota.

Learning Opportunities: This is a great opportunity to obtain experience in mine engineering and surveying and learn how engineers and surveyors support the daily operations, design and construction of mining infrastructure and develop the long and short range mine plan. This internship will gain experience in surveying using GPS and drones, geologic drilling, rock drilling and blasting operations, water sampling, mine production tracking of draglines and truck and shovel fleets. The candidate will provide field engineering support for the reclamation crews and develop drawings to be submitted to state regulators demonstrating compliance with BNI’s mining permit.

Responsibilities: BNI is searching for an energetic individual with a desire and a capacity to learn about the technologies and processes involved in the operation of a surface coal mine. The successful candidate will assist the mine’s engineers and surveyors in the day to day support of mining operations. Dependent on projects and need to support mining operations, responsibilities may include:

  • Surveying related activities using drones and GPS equipment
  • Field and design support for projects relating to mine development such as roads, ponds, diversions and other reclamation activities
  • Field verification of production
  • Assisting engineers and surveyors with daily job duties

Minimum Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as a sophomore or higher in an undergraduate, accredited Engineering, Land Surveying, Engineering Technology program with a GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Demonstrate safe work behaviors around all mine operations
  • Eligible to work in the United States, possess a valid driver’s license
  • Pass a background check and drug screen
  • Strong work ethic and time management skills

To apply, please visit BNI Coal will not sponsor VISA’s for this position. EEO/AA/F/M/Vet/Disabled.

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