Freeport McMoRan Mill Operator Trainee - Climax Mine - Leadville, CO in Climax (Leadville, CO), Colorado
Climax Molybdenum Co., a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, is the world's leading molybdenum producer and supplier. Our global operations include both primary and byproduct molybdenum mines, integrated global operations, and local customer care. We provide our worldwide partners with the most reliable supply and highest quality molybdenum and rhenium products. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially responsible manner.
We offer outstanding opportunities for individuals who seek challenging, exciting and rewarding work for a company that supplies molybdenum for a variety of high-value applications in industries ranging from steel and oil to aerospace and construction. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Climax Molybdenum.
This position is located at the Climax Mine site off of CO-91 between Silverthorne, CO and Leadville, CO. This is a rural, alpine area approximately two hours from the Denver metropolitan area. The mine is at an altitude of approximately 10,200 feet. In the winter, the average high temperature is 31 degrees and the average low is 3 degrees. In the summer, the average high temperature is 71 degrees and the average low is 38 degrees. The average snowfall in Lake/Chafee counties is in excess of 200 inches per year.
Employee who under direct supervision safely performs duties related to the production of copper and/or molybdenum concentrates in the Mill.
Support and complete duties within the Mill which could include tasks within the following areas: fine crushing plant, COB, ball mill, roughers, cleaners, flotation cells, moly plant, copper moly thickeners, tailing thickeners, etc.
May assist with or be responsible for taking process readings and making any necessary process changes
May assist with or be responsible for proper and safe handling of process reagents
May perform start-up and shut-down of plant or related systems
May assist with and perform procedures such as
o switching pumps and taking densities;
o the concentrate loading process which may include weighing and loading railcars, maintaining the concentrate shed, and communicating with various departments regarding railcar movement;
o regular work area and safety audits
May operate mobile equipment such as: front-end loaders, forklifts, skid-steer loaders, and overhead cranes
May use online electronic process monitoring system to monitor conveyor and plant systems and equipment
Perform area housekeeping duties
Perform other duties as required
Three (3) months of work experience in an industrial environment
Knowledge of the wet grind system and flow systems through mill and floatation area
Knowledge of the filtering and drying process
May be required to complete HAZMAT training as required by Department of Transportation regulations
Knowledge of placard system to accurately identify hazardous materials
Knowledge of environmental policies and responsible for reporting any issues and/or concerns
- High School diploma or GED
Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English
Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards
Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
Work is performed in a mine or manufacturing plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms and work in confined spaces
Occasionally may be required to lift up to fifty (50) pounds during the course of the work day
Will be required to work rotating shifts in a 24/7/365 operation
Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required
Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as per applicable State Laws
Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others. Accordingly, the company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:
Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or
Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of company business or while on company travel); or
Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.
/Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability/
Title: Mill Operator Trainee - Climax Mine - Leadville, CO
Location: CO-Climax (Leadville, CO)
Requisition ID: 1801576