The lignite industry provides 15,000 direct and indirect jobs. North Dakota counties with lignite coal mines and power plants have some of the highest wages in the state. There are many kinds of careers in the lignite industry, here are some examples:

Dragline Maintenance Planner
BracDragline Planner
Plant Technician
BradPlant Technician
Diesel Mechanic
JeffDiesel Mechanic
Equipment Operator
JordanEquipment Operator
Permit Coordinator
KarenePermit Coordinator
Dragline Oiler
LeeDragline Oiler
Shift Supervisor
MarkShift Supervisor
Plant Engineer
TreavorPlant Engineer