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Title:  Planner I

Requisition ID:  131127

Climax, CO, US, 80429

Category:  Maintenance
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Why You Should Apply For This Job: 

At Climax Molybdenum, we are committed to providing an employment package that recognizes excellence, encourages safe production and a culture supported by our core values. Here, you’ll find a collaborative environment where safety is a top priority, all opinions are valued, and people are empowered to grow in their career. 


We accept applications on an ongoing basis.


Where You Will Work  

Climax Molybdenum is the world’s leading producer of molybdenum and has a long, successful history of doing business safely, efficiently and responsibly. We have operated in Colorado for more than 100 years, with mining and milling operations near Leadville, Kremmling and Empire. Our Climax Mine is located between Frisco and Leadville – the seat of Lake County and the highest incorporated city in the United States.   


At an elevation of over 10,000 feet, the rich historic town of Leadville is surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Our employees and their families can enjoy hiking, camping, ultramarathon activities, skiing, and boating in the area. Some attractions in Leadville include the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, Ski Cooper, Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, Tabor Opera House and the Leadville National Fish Hatchery. With the abundant outdoor recreation and numerous schools and amenities in the area, take a chance to advance your career with Climax Molybdenum and live life at the top! Visit Welcome to Leadville, Colorado to learn more.   


Employees who are required to work on-site are eligible for a $1,450 monthly housing allowance, provided they meet program guidelines.

What You Will Do

  • Support the area Supervisor in all facets of job preparation, execution and follow up as prescribed by the Freeport-McMoRan standards, including time spent “in the field” to ensure readiness and availability of materials and equipment resources. 
  • Under the guidance of the Equipment Reliability Standards (ERS) closely interacts with the Supervisor in the assigned area to establish and monitor planned schedules for assigned activities. Participate in daily, weekly, and monthly planning meetings with key stakeholders. Review, prioritize and schedule work orders. 
  • Responsible for “Runtime Forecasting” process execution and outcomes in assigned area. 
  • Develop, monitor, and adjust schedules for assigned activities. Maintain these schedules in the management system. 
  • Execute, establish, and maintain a history for all assigned activities in the management system (SAP) 
  • Engage with onsite Global Supply Chain to control warehouse minimum/maximum levels and appropriate storage conditions of materials and parts. 
  • Support execution of contracts by preparing scopes of work for internal and external jobs, initiates requests for parts and materials. Interface with Global Supply Chain department but may deal directly with vendors for the provision of services and equipment. 
  • Collaborate with senior level Planners and first line supervisors in the planning and organization for planned major production shutdowns. 
  • Understand the importance of maintaining the integrity of information in the management (SAP) system to achieve the assigned planning and scheduling objectives in assigned area. 
  • Provide data to support maintenance management decisions, including departmental budgets and weekly forecasting. 
  • Generate regular and ad hoc reports for site management to help measure key performance indicators. 
  • Perform other duties as needed. 

What You Bring To Freeport

  • High School diploma or GED AND 
    • four (4) years specific experience in field maintenance in either mining/manufacturing or industrial operations; OR 
    • four (4) years related field maintenance experience in either mining/manufacturing or industrial operations including two (2) years of specific Planning experience; OR 
    • four (4) years of specific Planning experience in field maintenance in either mining/manufacturing or industrial operations 


  • Associates in technical field AND 
    • two (2) years related experience in field maintenance in mining/manufacturing or industrial operations OR 
    • two (2) years of specific Planning experience in field maintenance in either mining/manufacturing or industrial operations 


  • Bachelor's degree in technical field AND 
    • one (1) year related experience in field maintenance in mining/manufacturing or industrial operations OR 
    • one (1) year of specific Planning experience in field maintenance in either mining/manufacturing or industrial operations 
  • General knowledge of Maintenance Planning 
  • Basic understanding of Mining and/or Process Equipment 
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office applications 
  • Basic understanding of maintenance management systems and associated applications 
  • Demonstrated professional/effective written and oral communications skills. 

Preferred Qualifications

What We Offer You 

The estimated annual pay range for this role is currently $62,000-$85,000/Annually. This range reflects base salary only and does not include bonus payments, benefits or retirement contributions. Actual base pay is determined by experience, qualifications, skills and other job-related factors. This role is eligible for additional discretionary and incentive payment considerations based on company and individual performance. More details will be shared during the hiring process. Click here to view a sample of Total Rewards Estimate for this role.  


  • Employees who are required to work on-site are eligible for a $1,450 monthly housing allowance, provided they meet program guidelines
  • Affordable medical, dental and vision benefits  
  • Company-paid life and disability insurance  
  • 401(k) plan with employer contribution/match  
  • Paid time off, paid sick time, holiday pay, parental leave  
  • Tuition assistance  
  • Employee Assistance Program  
  • Discounted insurance plans for pet, auto, home and vehicle  
  • Internal progression opportunities  
  • Learn more about our competitive and comprehensive benefits package!  


What We Require   

  • Candidates may be required to pass a medical exam.  
  • Candidates must pass all required training and/or testing.  
  • Employees may be required to work a non-standard schedule, which may include shift work (other than day shift) at a 24/7, 365-day operation.  
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment using mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going drug and alcohol testing, as allowed by applicable laws.  


Equal Opportunity Employer  


Please be advised that Freeport-McMoRan will never request payment for job-related expenses from applicants. If you receive any suspicious emails, please disregard them, and report the incident to


Nearest Major Market: Denver

Job Segment: Supply Chain, ERP, SAP, Supply, Operations, Technology

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