Details for Dragline Oiler


BNI Coal, Ltd., a surface coal mine and BNI Energy company and a subsidiary of ALLETE, Inc. with locations in Bismarck & Center, ND is now accepting employment applications for the following positions at the Center Mine, Center, ND:  dragline oiler, mine electrician and heavy equipment operators at the Center Mine. 


Dragline Oiler

Responsibilities: proficient in operating and maintaining large mining equipment and assisting dragline mechanics. Ability to work outside in adverse weather conditions. Safely position dragline in various digging tasks. Inspection, maintenance, house cleaning and some operation of dragline. Proper placement, inspection and protection of power cable.

Requirements: H.S. Diploma or equivalent and a valid drivers’ license required. Five years’ work experience in a dragline environment preferred.  Two year college degree may be substituted for 2 years work experience.  Experience in operating draglines and large construction/earth moving equipment is required. Experience with welding, dragline maintenance, or diesel mechanics are preferred but not required. Probationary wage $33.33/hr.; $44.14 after 6 months.


Excellent benefit package for all positions including retirement plan, company paid life, health, dental and vision insurance, vacation, sick leave and retiree health insurance benefit. Applications and an expanded list of job responsibilities and requirements are available at Mail application to “Dragline Oiler” P.O. Box 897, Bismarck, ND  58502. 

Deadline to apply is January 19, 2018. 

BNI Coal will not sponsor VISA’s for any of these positions.   EEO/AA/F/M/Vet/Disabled.



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