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Title:  Reliability Engineer II

Requisition ID:  82203

Climax, CO, US, 80429

Category:  Engineering Services

Climax Molybdenum is the world’s leading producer of molybdenum and has a long, successful history of doing business in a safe, highly efficient and socially responsible manner. We have operated in Colorado for more than 100 years and today have mining and milling operations near Leadville, Kremmling and Empire. Our Climax mine is located between Frisco and Leadville. Our Henderson mine and mill are an hour’s drive apart – separated by the Continental Divide and a 15-mile conveyor system (10 miles is underground). The Henderson mine is about 50 miles west of Denver and 10 miles west of Empire, and the mill is located between Dillon and Kremmling.

Climax Molybdenum has the assets, drive and financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers. Take time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at one of our sites – the Climax mine and the Henderson mine and / or mill. Live life at the top!


Under general supervision, provides technical advice and guidance to ensure reliability and sustainability of all machinery at an appropriate cost.


  • Perform root cause analysis of equipment failures and assist in the identification and implementation of corrective actions or technologies
  • Reduce production costs through development of maintenance methods to improve process efficiency and reliability
  • Perform onsite evaluation of existing processes and equipment
  • Research new reliability processes and identify methods to predict and improve reliability
  • Ensure continuous production is uninterrupted by equipment failures
  • Report on Key Performance Indices (KPIs)
  • Perform failure mode and effect analysis
  • Analyze current CMMS data for equipment health indicators and prepare reports
  • Proactively develop and provide safety perspective for equipment and processes, make recommendations of Engineering solutions or methods to eliminate hazards
  • Audit work packages and maintenance work completion data (completion cycle, schedule compliance, repetitive failures, PM compliance)
  • Perform other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline and three (3) years of related experience in Engineering, OR
  • Master's degree in appropriate Engineering discipline and two (2) years of related experience in Engineering
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Engineering
  • Experience with Engineering design drawings and schematics
  • Customer focused to provide quality service to improve equipment and process reliability
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project
  • Ability to listen and understand information and ideas and express thought and ideas clearly and concisely through oral and written communication
  • Self-starter with solid integrity
  • Understand the importance of safety, legality and quality
  • 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


  • Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional (CMRP) or Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE)
  • Business Objects (BO) experience
  • SAP experience, specifically as a tool for obtaining equipment information and history
  • AutoCAD proficiency
  • PI Data Access experience
  • Experience managing contractors
  • Experience managing projects in a mining or heavy industrial environment
  • Reliability Engineering experience
  • Mining industry experience
  • Ability to lead teams and work effectively in a team environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of predictive technologies such as vibration, ultrasonic, oil analysis, etc.
  • Training or experience with electrical power and control systems 
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, able to motivate and develop peers and employees
  • Strong character: Humble, transparent, and willing to admit mistakes
  • Outspoken and eager to challenge prevailing assumptions
  • Breaks down silos, committing resources to the greatest value in and outside area of responsibility
  • Value seeking in setting priorities, iterative approach to solving problems
  • Engaged in the process, providing support to customers/stakeholders at all levels
  • Has strong computer skills

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:

$85,500 - $120,600/Annually

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

Nearest Major Market: Denver

Job Segment: Engineer, AutoCAD, CAD, Drafting, Electrical, Engineering

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