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Title:  Industrial Hygiene Lead

Requisition ID:  54823

Empire, CO, US, 80438

Category:  Health & Safety

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!


Engage primarily with the frontline workforce to raise awareness of health & safety policies, risks and controls.  Facilitate processes in the Health & Safety Management System, including occupational health programs & hazard assessments to ensure compliance with government laws and regulations, & company policies.

  • Assist or conduct detailed exposure assessments, analyses of operational procedures, facility design, equipment & materials, & audits. Develop, recommend & facilitate implementation of appropriate controls for occupational health hazards.
  • Directs employee engagement activities such as risk assessments & raising general occupational health awareness to employees, managers, & other stakeholders.
  • Prepare appropriate reports & presentations for management. Communicate effectively in one-on-one and group situations, both verbally & in writing.
  • Conducts & leads safety audits & inspects facilities within area of responsibility to ensure a safe working environment & compliance with regulatory laws.
  • Manages Industrial Hygiene functions or projects.
  • Trains staff from multiple divisions in health & safety procedures, including specialized occupational health training (e.g., confined space, hearing conservation) & Annual Refresher Training as required.
  • Accompanies MSHA/OSHA/State Mine Inspectors & document regulated field activities.
  • Conducts health & safety orientations, visit work sites and distribute literature to implement & promote health, safety & environmental policies & procedures.
  • May administer workers’ compensation program for the company, including interacting with workers’ compensation insurers, monitoring claims, developing & administering loss prevention & rehabilitation management/monitoring programs, maintain files, & provide necessary support in defense of claims.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Leading personnel and/or projects, AND
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Hygiene, Public Health, or closely related scientific or technical discipline and one (1) year of experience in industrial hygiene, OR
  • Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene, Public Health, or closely related scientific or technical discipline with no experience required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and comfortable with working in a high-engagement environment
  • Experience providing group and individual training



  • 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 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 to heavy objects up to fifty (50) pounds during the course of the workday
  • Personal protective equipment is required on a regular basis, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, 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 as per applicable State Laws


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:


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: Industrial Hygiene, Electrical, Law, Compliance, Loss Prevention, Engineering, Legal, Security

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