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NEARLY 7 MILLION TONS of coal mined annually.

1,600 MEGAWATTS
of power.

PROVIDING
2.5
MILLION

families with electricity every day.

$785
MILLION

in economic activity contributed annually.

$1 BILLION
invested in the Best Available Control Technology (BACT).

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT TRAINING OR PAPERS DO I NEED TO APPLY TO WORK AT THE MINE AT PRAIRIE STATE?

Must have one of the following:

  • 1 year of mining experience and possess Illinois "face papers"
  • Mining certificate from an accredited school (IECC, Rend Lake)
  • 2-year associates degree in an industrial field
  • Honorable Military Discharge

 

HOW LONG OF A DRIVE IS IT TO MARISSA?

Most Prairie State employees make their home in southern Illinois. The commute to Prairie State is about a half hour, on average. Our campus is just an hour outside of downtown St. Louis, MO, and close to several Southern Illinois communities. Click on a community below to learn more.

 

WHERE DO YOUR EMPLOYEES LIVE?

  • Employees at Prairie State live in nearly every county in Southern Illinois.

 

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A JOB?

  • Prairie State accepts applications only through our website. Please click on the opportunities tab to see the positions that are currently available.  If you have applied for a position and have questions about the status of your application you can contact us at 618-824-7555.