Mining Instructor - Mining and Petroleum Training Service (MAPTS)

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Classification:Training & Development 4
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Institute of Agr Nat Res & Ext
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Education/Instructional, Engineering/Computer Science, Facilities/Skilled Trades

Position Summary:

The Mining and Petroleum Training Service (MAPTS) is seeking an experienced individual to develop and deliver world class training in surface and underground operations, blasting, mucking haulage, ground control, materials handling, milling and environmental regulation. The Mining Instructor is a hands-on position based in MAPTS Delta Mine training facility, on a 16 day on, 12 day off rotational schedule. Instruction is provided camp-style with students in-residence. Not only will you provide technical instruction, you will provide teaching in life and employability skills!


251. As the industry expert serve as liaison with industry management to determine how best to meet the needs of employers and trainees. 2. Advise and counsel students as required; to aid them with the necessary guidance to be successful in the industry based on the instructors many years of industry management experience. 3. Advise and counsel students on personal development skills and meeting the requirements of industry. 4. Serve as the liaison between industry management and the job placement of successful graduates of the program. 5. Conduct and attend bi-weekly staff meetings.Essential
5a. Provide facility and equipment maintenance and repairs as needed. -Make ready all of the camp facility prior to the arrival of the students. Instructors are responsible for any and all facility maintenance and repairs. This can be done either directly or utilizing the contracted care taker. -Responsible for having all of the equipment maintained ready for safe operation by students. For any specialized repairs that cannot be done by instructors, then outside services must be utilized in a timely manner.Essential
70a. As the industry expert develop and deliver world class training in surface and underground operations, blasting, mucking haulage, ground control, materials handling, milling and environmental regulations. -Training and certifying students to meet and exceed all Mining Safety and Health Administration standards issuing (MSHA) 5000-23 certificates of training. -Training students to meet all State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Standards. -Training Students to meet all Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) standards for handling, storage and usage of all underground blasting materials and techniques. -Teaching students to properly inspect haulage equipment for safety and operational defects and record any and all defects. -Teaching students the proper methods of underground ground control which includes knowing how and when to bar down loose and hazardous rocks, teaching how to Jack leg drill and place appropriate rock bolts according to the conditions. -Teaching students to safely and efficiently operate the underground haul trucks, the underground load haul dump (LHD’s), the telehandler for utility installation, the D5 dozer for backfill techniques. -Teaching students to properly install underground mine utilities such as air lines, water lines, ventilation and communication lines. -Teaching the student to properly operate the 769 mine haul truck. -Teaching students to operate the 40 ton articulated haul truck -Teaching students to operate the L150 loader. -Teaching students to operate the 257 skid steer loader. -Counsel students with performance and understanding difficulties or concerns. b. As the industry expert develop and deliver world class training regarding maintenance of equipment at surface and underground mining operations. -Teaching students to properly check lubrication levels in the equipment and the proper use of lubrication fluids and greases. -Teaching students to operate and properly use the fuel/lube truck to top off operating fluids such as coolants, fuels, engine oils, transmission fluids and hydraulic fluids. -Teaching students to build and install hydraulic hoses and lines. -Teaching students to do preventive maintenance service work to all mine equipment. -Teaching students to do machine component replacement. -Teaching students how to utilize service and repair manuals. -Teaching students how to diagnose mechanical breakdown issues. -Teaching students how to properly dispose of waste oils and lubricants. c. Develop curriculum, create original course content and customize/modify existing material to meet the specialized training needs of industry. The majority of these duties will be fulfilled instructing at the MAPTS Delta Mine training facility, operated by MAPTS, on a 16 day on, 12 day off rotational schedule. -Instructors are responsible for maintaining all on-site training records, equipment condition records, safety meeting records and individual student performance records. -Instructors are responsible for curriculum modifications and or updates as directed by industry partners. d. The facility is operated camp-style with students in-residence, 10 to 12 hour training days, plus preparation time by instructors. -Training includes teaching students how to live and function in remote camps. -Teaching students about respecting each others space and privacy. -Teaching students how to get along with each other in confined and shared living space. -Teaching students the proper dining methods associated to camp life and safe food handling techniques. -Teaching camp related emergency procedures. -Develop supportive relationships with the students and encouraging supporting relationships between the student groups. -Meet with students regarding personal, social and administrative concerns. -Provide all students with information about the camp available services, safety and security issues, University policies, and their respective reporting systems. -Instructors must be available during regular class hours as well as have a strong and regular presence in areas after hours. -Instructors are responsible for the daily operation/management and supervision of the camp facility. -Instructors must maintain accurate and up to date administrative records including data on occupancy, discipline, maintenance, key control, activity logs and student information. -Investigate and document violations of the camp policies and procedures and the student conduct. -Confront and report incidents of harassment, discrimination, and intimidation against and by students, staff, and faculty. e. A key part of the success of the student going into the industry is teaching students about life skills and employability skills in order to provide them with the tools to be successful. -Teaching students to be punctual, prepared and organized and establish a regular consistent routine. -Teaching students about the aspects of managing their lives not letting their lives mange them. -Teaching students the aspects and necessity of teamwork and positive re-enforcement. -Teaching students about multicultural workforces and the necessity of learning how to successfully work in multicultural workforce environments. -Teaching students how to prepare their lives for rotational work schedules. -Teaching students about (fit for duty) and all that it includes. - Counsel students with performance and understanding difficulties or concerns. f. Conduct on site presentations to visitors and visiting industry VIPs. g. Conduct MSHA trainings as needed in person and via distance delivery for sponsored and open enrollment classes.Essential

The University of Alaska established the Mining and Petroleum Training Service in 1979 to deliver training, development and consulting services to the resource industries of Alaska. Since that time MAPTS has trained over 100,000+ individuals and has offices in Soldotna and Anchorage which serve the entire state.

MAPTS has conducted resource industry training and worker certification for 40 years.  Our current focus is IADC WellSharp Certification, Mine Safety and Health Training, parts 46 & 48, and hard skills training for underground and surface mine operations.

In addition, MAPTS provides customized employment training for a variety of employers and agencies in the resource industries and provides professional training & development and consulting services.


Must have expert knowledge of how the minerals industry operates--the constraints and regulations, economics and labor needs.
Practical knowledge of both surface and underground operations.
Practical knowledge of blasting, mucking haulage, ground control, material handling and all safety and environmental aspects of the industry.


5-10 years of supervision and/or management mining experience.


Evidence of suitable work experience. MSHA 5000-23 documentation of training and experience or letters
from prior employers. Associate or Bachelor degrees preferred, but Management experience and extensive industry experience can be substituted.
MSHA blue card certified for IS and IU.

This is an open until filled recruitment with the initial application review taking place on May 17, 2021. To ensure consideration, please apply with a cover letter, resume, and copy of relevant certifications before 11:55 pm Alaska Standard time May 16, 2021.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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