A Career at Blackhawk

Blackhawk Mining employs approximately 2,000 men and women in southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky offering competitive compensation and benefits packages. We believe our employees are our best assets and regularly recognize the successes of our teams and encourage hands-on leadership in the communities in which we operate.


Our crews and operators are highly skilled men and women with certifications and annual retraining to achieve the highest safety and quality standards. We regularly recognize our employees’ achievements, offer continuing education, and work as a group on philanthropic causes in the community.

Supporting Our People

Our people make the difference in our business and in the communities where they live and work. We support our employees with leading compensation, benefits and job opportunities to help them build rewarding and satisfying lives for themselves and their families. Our employees in Kentucky earn more than 2.5 times the average annual state income, and in West Virginia, employees earn more than 3 times the state average.


Beyond our generous compensation and benefits packages, Blackhawk promotes a culture of improvement through our training and development opportunities, which enables our employees to advance their careers by pursuing certifications and learning additional technical skills.

Blackhawk is a leading employer in the communities where we are located. On average, our team members earn more than twice as much as the average annual income in both Kentucky and West Virginia while receiving industry-leading benefits.

Our Opportunities

We are always looking to add qualified people to our mining teams to help us succeed. Review the employment options below for all of our locations. Click to apply or learn more about becoming a part of Blackhawk Mining.

Contact Us

Blackhawk Mining, LLC’s corporate headquarters is located in Lexington, Kentucky with mining operations across southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky. To learn more about our organization, operations or employment opportunities, contact us using the form below.