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Title:  Mechanic

Requisition ID:  97864

El Paso, TX, US, 79915

Category:  Maintenance

Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is one of the world’s largest publicly traded copper producers, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.


We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers of our employees. We encourage you to take the time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at Freeport-McMoRan.


Mechanical and electrical repairs to machinery, equipment and buildings in a heavy industrial manufacturing environment.  These duties include welding, cutting, pipefitting and light machining.  Will apply knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, pumps and electrical maintenance.
  • Comprehends and executes assigned duties quicky and accurately.
  • Operates various equipment (stationary and mobile).
  • Performs manual lifting of various weights, shapes and sizes.
  • Executes Lock Out/Tag Out procedures.
  • Reads machine prints or schematics.
  • Measures and works to detail.
  • Operates transportation equipment (forklift, etc.) and cranes.
  • Will be trained to safety operate a forklift.
  • Assists in training new employees
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • At least one (1) year in relevant Trade or a combination of education and experience in industrial mechanical repair and maintenance.
  • Must have completed academic and practical competencies required (this includes Line of Progression requirements for internal employees where LOP Exists) and have experience demonstrating the required aptitude. The selected candidate shall demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and skills while also passing a written assessment where required. This exam is based on skills/abilities and/or academic knowledge; as well as safety.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Previous experience in an industrial environment
  • Previous experience with welding, pneumatics, hydraulics, working on pumps and gear boxes, and reading schematics
  • Familiar with power tools
  • Able to work 12-hour rotating shifts


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: El Paso

Job Segment: Mechanic, Electrical, Hydraulics, Operations, Engineering

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