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Title:  Superintendent Technical Training

Requisition ID:  130674

Climax, CO, US, 80429

Category:  Human Resources
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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. 


In order to be considered for this position, please apply by 04/23/24.



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.


Lead a significant size section of educational professionals.  Accountable and responsible for the implementation of a significant range of competency based learning and assessment programs to a culturally diverse range of learners in both on job and off job situations.  Contribute to the department and overall division team efforts, at all times demonstrating those behaviors that fully support technical training values policies and procedures.
  • Implement technical training values, policies and procedures, Freeport-McMoRan SHE policies and procedures within the section
  • Contribute to the overall team effort and teamwork within the Technical Training department
  • Ensure that all competency based learning programs are professionally designed, evaluated and delivered/facilitated in a wide range of on and off the job situations in order to meet Freeport-McMoRan customer employee development needs and quality standards
  • Ensure that section employees thoroughly understand and competently apply professionally accepted principles of adult learning so that all competency based programs delivered utilize these principles, giving learners maximum opportunity to learn and develop job competence
  • Ensure that all delivery and assessment schedules are designed and implemented in such a way as to ensure that programs are delivered to meet section strategic targets and customer requirements
  • Implement all aspects of the company Learning Management System and ensure all participant learning and assessment data/results are accurately recorded and reported so that participant records are consistently kept up-to-date and accurately recorded
  • Seek and respond to customer learning and assessments, and provide customers with competent advice and support regarding the wide range of technical training services and products in order to assist technical training to meet /exceed customer expectations
  • Ensure that the technical and instructional competence of all section employees, particularly instructional employees, is developed thereby ensuring that they effectively deliver and assess competency based learning programs offered by the section
  • Review employee development needs of customers to deliver the required competency improvement targets
  • Create the section’s annual Strategic Business Plan and Budget in consultation with the customers and the department manager, and ensure that this plan contains defined business improvement strategies in order to ensure that the section supports department and Company efforts to continually improve SHE performance and productivity
  • Adjust content and rates of delivery of Learning Programs to meet the expectations of customers and individual learners
  • Design, create, review, evaluate, and adjust the content and rate of delivery of competency based learning materials and assessment tools to meet policy standards
  • Review sections delivery plans and expenditure and ensure that all delivery of competency based learning and assessment programs meet technical training quality standards
  • Support the development of a world-class Apprentice program and establish mechanisms to implement areas of responsibility
  • Perform other duties as requested


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree and recognized as an expert in the appropriate technical field and ten (10) years of directly related experience, including three (3) years as a Supervisor and three (3) years in a mid-level Management role; OR
  • High School diploma or GED and Master Craftsman certification or license and ten (10) years of directly related experience, including three (3) years as a Supervisor and three (3) years in a mid-level Management role
  • Skill in analytical thinking
  • Lead by example in order to be a role model for all colleagues, direct reports and development program participants
  • Consistently demonstrate leadership and teamwork qualities and behaviors that fully support and enhance the department's ability to achieve its objectives and meet company employee development and systems implementation expectations



  • Experience in navigating and evaluating outside training curricula to identify additional training pathways for skill development.


  • 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 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

What We Offer You 

The estimated annual pay range for this role is currently $89,000-$125,000/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


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