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Title:  Certified Diagnostic Mechanic- Hydromet

Requisition ID:  123955

Safford, AZ, US, 85548

Category:  Maintenance
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Why You Should Apply For This Job: 

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.


Under general supervision, provides highly skilled technical knowledge and guidance for designated maintenance groups at assigned sites. Makes repairs, troubleshoots, diagnoses problems, conducts routine maintenance and installs equipment as required.
  • Assist in the development and training of employees in the mechanical maintenance area.
  • May assist in the repair of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment as well as other support equipment.
  • Assist in the planning and preparation for scheduled jobs. Creates work orders, warehouse purchase requisition and direct purchase requisition for unscheduled jobs.
  • Assist site management by actively participation in safety programs including behavioral audits, JSA’s, SOP’s, Near Miss Reporting, Metals and other programs determined by management.
  • Assist management in complying with company policies and procedures and environmental compliance.
  • Make sound operating and maintenance decisions based and link to best business practices.
  • Assists in the development of department operating maintenance and capital budgets.
  • Participates in the Mentoring Process for all employees
  • Serves as a member on the selection panel for Certified Diagnostic Mechanics.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Six (6) years of relevant experience in mechanical/maintenance crafts (including welder, boilermaker, machinist, or facility maintenance/construction) 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 mechanical aptitude. The selected candidate shall demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and technical skills while also passing a written assessment where required. This exam is based on technical skills/abilities and/or academic knowledge; as well as safetySelected Candidate shall pass the Panel Interview
  • Successful candidate must work under minimal supervision and work overtime as required.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of Hydraulic and Pneumatic equipment
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of rigging procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Ellipse
  • Knowledge of cost control concepts and budget preparation
  • Ability to read, understand and apply information from technical manuals, Blueprints and schematics for trouble shooting and repair
  • Good safety and attendance records
  • Must be eligible for transfer/promotion as per the Guiding Principles (internal candidates)
  • Successful candidate will have had leadership training or equivalent
  • FPM Certified Diagnostic Mechanic: 75% FLEX score required; Welding 3G qualification; Practical Assessments defined in LOP.
  • HEM Certified Diagnostic Mechanic: Practical Skills Assessments defined in LOP; Completed 39 courses or tested out in HEM FLEX.
  • Shovel/Drill Certified Diagnostic Mechanic: Practical Skills Assessments defined in LOP; Completed additional 31 courses or tested out in SDHEM FLEX.



  • This is a Safety sensitive role
  • 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
  • Work schedule may include weekends, holidays, rotating shifts and both scheduled and unscheduled overtime at a 24 hour/day, 7 day/week, 365 day/ year operation.
  • Regular and reliable attendance required.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is 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 50 pounds) during the course of the workday.
  • Personal protective equipment is required on a regular basis, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses w/side shields, safety foot wear, 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.

At Freeport, we are committed to providing an employment package that recognizes excellence, rewards value and impact, and encourages safe production. Benefits and compensation are foundational elements of this package, along with career development opportunities, job progression and a culture supported by our core values, among others. Learn more at: FCX Jobs - Working Here



We provide an industry-leading benefits package with some of the lowest cost to employees – offering health, wellness, life insurance, paid time off, retirement savings and more. These benefits are available to you and your dependents starting day one. Our comprehensive benefits program is important to how we support the health and wellness of employees and their families. For further benefits information please click here: Benefits Details



The estimated pay range for this role is currently $33.50-$45.00/hour. 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.


Safety / Work Conditions:

Candidates will be required to participate in a post-offer, pre-employment medical examination for the following positions which may have essential job duties that can impact both their own safety and the safety of others:

  • 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).

Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Safford

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

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