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Title:  Automation Technician II

Requisition ID:  15203
Location: 

Climax, CO, US, 80429

Category:  Engineering Services
Description: 

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 11,300 feet. In the winter, the average high temperature is 25 degrees and the average low is 2 degrees. In the summer, the average high temperature is 71 degrees and the average low is 38 degrees. The average snowfall in Lake County is in excess of 280 inches per year.

Description

Work with limited supervision to provide technical knowledge and guidance assisting with maintenance and repair of automation systems and associated circuitry.  Provides installation, diagnostics, repair and programming of industrial automation systems and equipment.

 

  • Interface with staff Engineers, external technical representatives, operations, and maintenance personnel
  • Provide automation system maintenance, electrical/instrumentation assistance, and associated programming for support
  • Provide installation, diagnostics, repair and programming of industrial automation equipment (i.e. instrumentation, industrial communications, DCS, HMI, PLC, PC interface, and third party equipment)
  • Actively participate in safety and environmental programs and other programs determined by management
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

 

  • Completion of an approved Certified Electronics, Electrical and/or Instrumentation program; OR
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in Electrical and/or Instrumentation repair and maintenance
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications and networking
  • Strong technical knowledge in electronic communications interfaces and protocols
  • Ability to read, understand and apply information from technical manuals, prints, and schematics for trouble shooting and repair
  • Valid State Driver's License
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills to satisfy training, safety, and electronic message transmission policies of the company
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, rotating shifts and both scheduled and unscheduled overtime as business needs dictate

 

Preferred

  • Ability to read and redline electrical drawings.
  • Understand the general function of the APC; experience programming/troubleshooting APC.
  • Capable of commissioning both analog and digital instrumentation.
  • Knowledge/experience in Metso OCS-4D.
  • Rockwell Automation training/certification.
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Associates of Applied Science degree in a technical field
  • HMI/PLC and/or DCS programming and troubleshooting experience
  • Understanding of networking fundamentals
  • Understanding of historical data collection systems

 

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 performed in a mine or manufacturing plant 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, talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy to heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) during the course of the workday
  • May be required to work rotating shifts in a 24/7/365 operation
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, rotating shifts and both scheduled and unscheduled overtime as business needs dictate
  • Personal protective equipment is required on a regular basis, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety foot wear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and 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
  • In order to receive full consideration for an interview, candidates must include all experience on their resume that indicates they have successfully met all the minimum requirements listed in this posting

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.

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