Coal Mining, Safety Training Coordinator

Train Newly employed inexperienced Miners (40hr),  Train Newly employed Experienced Miner, (8 hr), Annual Refresher Training (8 hr.), Hazard Training on site, Task Training  for any Job or equipment operations, Annual Mine Rescue Training (96 hrs.), Fire Team Training, turn out gear, Breathing apparatus’s Fire Extinguishers, Fire hoses and nozzle are just a small part of the things that I do in my career.

Actual Career: Coal Mining, Safety Training Coordinator

Energy / Utilities / Gas / ElectricCareer Field:
Company Position:
INDIANA, Central RegionRequired Level of Education:
Associate Degree
Actual Level of Education:
High School/GED

Field of Study:
Anything & everything about mining
Name of Educational Institue:
Vincennes University
Type of Educational Institute:
Public College
Length of Time in Career:
24 years
Annual Earnings, 1st Year:
Annual Earnings, Last Year:
90,000 – 100,000
Weekly Hours:
55 to 60
Ordinary Shift:
Required Travel Amount:
up to 25% travel

Actual Comments from the holder of this Actual Career


How do you feel about this Actual Career?
I enjoy it, Training and working with Experienced and inexperienced Coal Miners. Plus Wages and Benefits are great.

Was your degree helpful in your career field?

In your opinion, what kind of education did you need to get this career?

Associate Degree, Anything & everything about mining, and safety

Experience, Skills, Specialized Training, Licenses, or Certifications:

Certified by Federal agency MSHA  (Mine Safety & Health Administration), Hazard Training, Task Training for any Job, or equipment operations.  Mine Rescue Training, Fire Team, and Training, turn out gear, Breathing apparatus’s Fire Extinguishers, Fire hoses and nozzles etc.

Just one more thing….

A person can start by entering College courses, for Mining at Vincennes University or Wabash Valley College. Takes at least 4yrs of experience to receive all certifications, but after two yrs a person can start getting certified in each of the above areas.  If a person starts the College route, it is a lot faster, 2 to 4 years, I went the old way, on the job experience, it took me 13 years, now I have 34 years, and I am still adding to my Certification list.

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