Coal mining job fair Thursday in Pike County

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PHELPS, Ky. (WTVQ) – Wellmore Energy’s Coal Division is hosting a coal mining job fair on Thursday, May 30 at the Phelps Branch of the Pike County Public Library.

The event is scheduled from Noon – 6:00 p.m.

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The company is looking for Kentucky and Virginia Certified applicants.

There are positions for surface and underground mining jobs.

The mine is in the Paw Paw area of Phelps and will employ more than 200-people, according to the company.

Here is the list of the wanted positions:


-Shift/Section Foreman


-Roof Bolt Operators

-Continuous Miner Operators

-Scoop and Shuttle Car Operators

-Maintenance Planners

-Dust Techs



-Coal Loader

-Surface Mechanics

-Equipment Operators