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Title:  Mine Engineer II - Multiple Locations (CO)

Requisition ID:  35903
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

Under general supervision, plans and performs Mining Engineering duties related to development and production at assigned site.
 
  • Develops mining plans based on all available geological information to support short and/or long range planning and production goals
  • Participates in Engineering feasibility studies to define proper mining methods, equipment selection, mine site facilities, and manpower and production requirements
  • Assists in the preparation of detailed ore reserve estimates
  • Monitors mining methods and equipment to improve performance
  • Ensure maximum productivity and extraction rates by optimizing mining methods, procedures and equipment
  • Assists in developing and managing mine, mine ventilation, waste dumps and stockpile designs
  • Recommends courses of action designed to eliminate potential production problems and to improve safety, operational efficiency, control production costs and protect the environment
  • Works with Geologists in exploration and assists in the Engineering phase of developments and operational activities
  • Monitors mine ventilation and air quality at working sites throughout the mine
  • Performs other duties as required

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Mine Engineering or related Engineering discipline and three (3) years of related experience in Engineering, OR
  • Master's degree in Mine Engineering or related Engineering discipline and two (2) years of related experience in Engineering
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of Mine Engineering
  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Preferred

  • None

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 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 regularly 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 objects up to thirty (30) pounds during the course of the workday
  • 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

Benefits & Compensation

The company provides a competitive and comprehensive benefits package offering health and welfare benefits, paid time off, retirement, and more. These benefits are available to you and your eligible dependents on your first day of employment. Some of your benefits are company paid, and you will pay a portion of other benefits. The company pays the greatest portion of your benefits, passing along only a fraction of the total cost to employees. For further benefits information please click here: Benefits Details

Pay Range:

$83,700 - $118,000

Rate of pay dependent on competency, experience, qualifications and skills

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


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