Senior Planner - Mine Maintenance - Climax Mine - Leadville, CO

Climax Molybdenum Co., a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, is the world's leading molybdenum producer and supplier. Our global operations include both primary and byproduct molybdenum mines, integrated global operations, and local customer care. We provide our worldwide partners with the most reliable supply and highest quality molybdenum and rhenium products. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially responsible manner.
We offer outstanding opportunities for individuals who seek challenging, exciting and rewarding work for a company that supplies molybdenum for a variety of high-value applications in industries ranging from steel and oil to aerospace and construction. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Climax Molybdenum.
This position is located at the Climax Mine site off of CO-91 between Silverthorne, CO and Leadville, CO. This is a rural, alpine area approximately two hours from the Denver metropolitan area. The mine is at an altitude of approximately 10,200 feet. In the winter, the average high temperature is 31 degrees and the average low is 3 degrees. In the summer, the average high temperature is 71 degrees and the average low is 38 degrees. The average snowfall in Lake/Chafee counties is in excess of 200 inches per year.
Oversees the division planning function, this includes direct supervision of the planning staff and maintaining a strong working relationship with front line Supervisors, relative to planning responsibilities. Responsibilities include ensuring effective job planning, scheduling, communication, preparations, staging, budget/forecasting, runtime forecasting, warehouse storage levels, and reporting.
Directly supervise the division Planners and other planning department staff
Responsible for setting meaningful objectives for the division Planners, developing and maintaining effective working relationships with front line supervisors, monitoring and quality control of planning processes through data measurement, ensuring adherence to all safety policies and procedure, etc.
Instrumental in ensuring that operational excellence is achieved in all maintenance activities
Support the Superintendent's success in ultimate safe job outcome and overall departmental effectiveness
Apply personal expertise and knowledge while managing planning/scheduling processes to ensure appropriate daily, short term, and long range planning and scheduling techniques are followed and executed properly
Ensure quality control in the application of planning processes and procedures
Pay special attention to preparation, communication, facilitation of intradepartmental activities and requirements, daily transaction requirements, and post job follow up
Drive the divisional "Runtime Forecasting" process execution and outcomes by:
overseeing the development of detailed monthly plans for each area,
facilitating a productive reconciliation meeting with all mine stakeholders
conducting a success-against-plan analysis each month
Collate and prepare division planning budget recommendations for the Superintendent
Ensure budget, forecast costs, parts availability and overall materials management processes etc. are in line with expectations
Spend time in the field providing review of job preparation, execution, and follow up
Ensure that pre-job and post-job requirements are consistently accomplished to Freeport-McMoRan standards
Provide adequate and timely feedback to division Superintendent on planning processes and schedules
Perform other duties as requested
Minimum Qualifications
High School diploma or GED and eight (8) years of progressive maintenance experience in a mining/manufacturing operation, including five (5) years in a leadership or supervisory role, OR
Bachelor's degree in applicable field and four (4) years of progressive maintenance experience in a mining/manufacturing operation, including supervisory or lead experience
Requires strong mentoring capabilities in the areas of: leadership, professionalism, organization/technical skills, etc.
Knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques
Requires extensive working knowledge of Freeport-McMoRan standards, practices, and strategies.
Requires extensive knowledge and experience in SAP, including all maintenance, operations, statistics, general, and related modules, tables, and files; and familiarity with other software related to maintenance functions and systems
Skilled in resolving day-to-day questions/problems regarding equipment, materials, methods and procedures needed to complete projects.
Skilled in budget preparation, monitoring and administration
Requires competency in use of MS Office software
Requires significant project organization experience
Thorough understanding of the parts/materials management process, as well as, the SAP parts inventory process
Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with staff from various levels throughout the organization
Able to develop and maintain strong positive working relationships
Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
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 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
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and sit, and may frequently climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see
Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects up to twenty (20) pounds during the course of the workday
Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, or manufacturing 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
Will be required to travel up to twenty percent (20%) of the time
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
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

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