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Peabody Energy | Saint Louis, MO
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Position Description

Position:DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Location:Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, New Mexico and Wyoming

Company Info:

Program Overview:

Peabody (NYSE: BTU) is the leading global pure-play coal company, serving power and steel customers in more than 25 countries on six continents. Peabody offers significant scale, high-quality assets, and diversity in geography and products. Peabody is guided by seven core values: safety, customer focus, leadership, people, excellence, integrity and sustainability.

At Peabody, our employees have the opportunity to be challenged, live safety and team up with the best. And that's just the start of what makes Peabody an employer of choice.

Be Challenged: We provide work opportunities that are meaningful, challenging and rewarding.

Live Safety: Safety is Peabody's first value and we are committed to safety and health as a way of life.

Team Up: Peabody teams operate in an environment that is inclusive, collaborative and engaging.

If you thrive in an environment that encourages innovation, collaboration, teamwork, problem-solving and customer satisfaction, consider a career with Peabody.

THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM is not just a career stepping stone, it's an opportunity to start a long-term journey with a global leader in the coal mining industry. The program is intended to give recent graduates in Engineering (mining, mechanical, environmental, civil, industrial and or electrical), Occupational Health and Safety, Safety Management, Geology, Human Resources, Accounting, Finance, and those with some work experience the opportunity to apply their knowledge right away, through hands-on experience as a member of our U.S. mining operations team.

Program participants will build their professional career by working in a variety of areas at surface and underground mining operations recognized for world class excellence in safety, sustainability, productivity and environmental reclamation. The program is tailored to support not only the individual's professional growth and development, but also the needs of the business.

Participants can expect to be in the Development Program between six to twenty-four months. The program offers the flexibility to utilize the participants education, experience, and performance to determine the length of time they will need to be in the program. The program is committed to provide a solid launch into the organization with opportunities to learn the business, expand on past experiences, demonstrate strong performance, add value with key assignments, and earn credibility.

Participants can expect to learn a multitude of skills through alternate functional areas of concentration which include but are not limited to:

* Safety
* Leadership
* Training and Development
* Continuous Improvement
* Mine Production
* Specific Area(s) of Expertise

Participate in an Annual Summit at the Corporate office in St. Louis to share your experiences, learn from other participants, and present projects to Senior Leaders.



* Pursuing or possessing a recent degree in Mining, Mechanical, Environmental, Civil or Electrical Engineering, Occupational Health & Safety, Human Resources, Accounting, or Finance
* A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
* Legally authorized to work in the US


* Excellent communication, technical and presentation skills
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; energy; initiative; innovation; organizational, communication and decision-making skills; and a willingness to take prudent risks
* Past work experiences as a summer intern
* Candidates must be geographically mobile
* Have an interest in managing people and served in a leadership position in school, the military or other organization
* Proficient with Microsoft Office Products

Basic Physical

* Must have the ability to stand for prolonged periods of time on uneven, rocky surfaces.
* Must have the ability to lift/raise 10 - 35 lbs. without mechanical assistance.
* Must have the ability to be seated for up to 4 hours to operate equipment or vehicles.
* Must have the ability to work in extreme conditions and in and around artificial light.
* Must have the ability to work from elevated positions, walk/climb up and down stairs/steps and climb on and off equipment and ladders.
* Must have the ability to perform repetitive hand and wrist motions (push, pull, twist, handle), and have rapid reflex movements of the arms and legs as well as good hand to eye coordination.
* Must have the ability to wear required protective footwear, hearing and eye protection, and other personal protective equipment as required by Company and MSHA.

Additional Physical Operations

* Must have the ability to walk for up to 4 hours at a time. Will be required to walk through different sections of the mine with varying degrees of clearance and headroom.
* Walking ability will be judged according to SCSR emergency evacuation plan required and approved by MSHA.
* Must have the ability to bend or stoop for a full work period due to mine height.
* Must have the ability to tolerate kneeling on an occasional basis.
* Must have the ability to lift 25 to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and the ability to occasionally lift items weighing up to 75 pounds.
* Must have the ability to work in extreme conditions, including but not limited to changing weather conditions, dust, mud, varying levels of noise from low to high decibels, varying degrees of light and dark, in and around artificial light and in a confined work area.


About Peabody Energy

Peabody Energy Corporation (Peabody) is a coal company. During the year ended December 31, 2007, the Company sold 237.8 million tons of coal. It sells coal to over 340 electricity generating and industrial plants in 19 countries. At December 31, 2007, the Company had 9.3 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves. The Company owns majority interests in 31 coal operations located throughout all the United States coal producing regions and in Australia. In addition, it owns a minority interest in one Venezuelan mine, through a joint venture arrangement. Most of the production in the western United States is low-sulfur coal from the Powder River Basin. Peabody owns and operates six mines in Queensland, Australia, and five mines in New South Wales, Australia. During 2007, the Company generated 89% of its production from non-union mines. On October 31, 2007, Peabody spun-off portions of its Eastern United States Mining operations business segment to form Patriot Coal Corporation. (Source: 10-K)