Freeport McMoRan Sampler Technician - 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.

Under general supervision, works with other Sampler Technicians at mine site to obtain and deliver consistent and accurate samples to the assay laboratory in a timely manner.

  • Identify which drill holes require sampling from the Drill Pattern

  • Must work closely and coordinate work schedule with dispatch and/or drilling and blasting

  • Obtain representative samples following the appropriate SOP's

  • Ensure that samples are obtained from equally spaced locations within the drill hole, that the minimum sample weight is obtained, that samples are correctly labeled, etc.

  • Assist with quality control; for those sample locations that are identified as locations for duplicate samples; repeat the sampling process on the same blast hole

  • Ensure that the duplicate samples are correctly labeled and that both the original and the duplicate are identified accordingly for laboratory staff

  • Transport and deliver all samples to the assay laboratory, in a timely manner

  • May perform entry level analytical laboratory tasks to prepare samples for analysis, or assist with routine chemical analysis and reporting tasks

  • May provide technical support to ore control and surveying staff, as required

  • Responsible for verifying that equipment is functional and operating properly

  • Ensure that all sampling equipment is cleaned after each sample has been taken

  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • One (1) year of experience in an area or areas relevant to the assignment

  • Knowledge of sampling equipment, processes, methods and techniques

  • Able to conduct preventive maintenance on assigned equipment

  • Skilled in planning, prioritizing and scheduling daily work assignments

  • Skill in safely using, maintaining and repairing specialized equipment to complete assigned duties, including GIS/GPS mapping techniques

  • Knowledge of site processes, equipment and infrastructure

  • Able to use a variety of computer software applications, especially Microsoft Office

  • Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions

  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards

Preferred

  • High School diploma or GED

Criteria/Conditions

  • 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 in an outdoor, 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 regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, talk, hear and see

  • The work requires the ability to lift moderately heavy to heavy objects up to fifty (50) pounds and perform other similar actions frequently during the course of the workday

  • A valid driver's license is required for this job

  • 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/

Job: *Engineering Services

Title: Sampler Technician - Climax Mine - Leadville, CO

Location: CO-Climax (Leadville, CO)

Requisition ID: 1805574