Freeport McMoRan Site Staffing Specialist - Climax Mine - Leadville, CO in Climax (Leadville, CO), Colorado

Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.-based natural resources company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.

We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers for our employees. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Freeport-McMoRan.

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.

Site Staffing Specialist collaborates between Site Operations and Corporate Staffing, under general supervision, to ensure hiring decisions are met in an efficient manner, processes are followed, and priorities of the site are understood.

  • Communicate directly with site leaders, site HR staff, and Corporate Staffing, regarding progress of requisitions, position-specific staffing issues, and process

  • May attend regular leadership and workforce planning discussions to address staffing-related issues

  • Consult with hiring managers to determine job-specific preferred qualifications and site requisitions for posting

  • Collaborate with hiring managers and Corporate Staffing to gather immediate feedback regarding the quality of candidates in process

  • Assist Corporate Recruiters with resume/credential reviews and pre-screening of candidates as needed

  • Apply detailed understanding of business needs to the recruiting process to help identify qualified candidates who meet client needs

  • Monitor and track progress of staffing activities

  • Assist in expediting activities and collaborate with Corporate Staffing to address bottlenecks

  • Possess and apply general knowledge and understanding of EEO, OFCCP, and Affirmative Action policies as determined by the company as well as state/federal agencies to ensure compliance

  • Occasionally represent the company at local job fairs and assist with coordination of local staffing events

  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GEDandsix (6) years of Recruiting/Human Resources-related experience;OR

  • Bachelor’s degreeandthree (3) years of Recruiting/Human Resources-related experience

  • Employment law principles as they apply to recruiting/hiring


  • Experience supporting an Operations group in an HR function including recruiting activities

  • One (1) year of experience in a Business Development, Account Manager, or other customer-relations type of position

  • Practical experience utilizing Taleo and SAP

  • Proven ability to multi-task and handle a variety of high-priority, confidential tasks

  • Willing and able to travel to other Colorado locations, including Henderson Mine and Mill, on a weekly basis, or as required by business needs


  • 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

  • Position is in busy, non-smoking office

  • Location requires mobility in an office environment

  • There may be occasional travel required to other Freeport-McMoRan locations and/or Staffing related events

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs, talk, hear and see

  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds

  • Work may 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

  • 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: *Human Resources

Title: Site Staffing Specialist - Climax Mine - Leadville, CO

Location: CO-Climax (Leadville, CO)

Requisition ID: 1803372