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Senior NDT Technician - Climax Mine - Leadville, CO

Job Description
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.
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 Henderson Mine, which is in an underground mine plant setting at an elevation of 10,800 feet above sea level. This may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles.
The goal of the Reliability Centered Maintenance Group is to achieve higher equipment availability and lower maintenance costs through predictive maintenance technologies. This goal is realized by regularly scheduled monitoring of equipment with predictive technologies and coordinating the necessary maintenance through teamwork with other maintenance and operations personnel, including but not limited to supervision, planning, engineering, and field personnel.
This position requires travel to other facilities and interaction with vendors, contractors and company personnel; any and all business must be conducted in a professional manner as a representative of Freeport-McMoRan. This position requires a responsible, self-motivated person who is able to work efficiently with minimal supervision. This position requires working in confined spaces and tight corridors, as well as, working closely around moving, rotating, electrically energized, and elevated equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
Monitor equipment ranging from the SX/EW, Smelter, Water System, Crushing/Conveying, Concentrator, Mine (Shovels, Drills, Haulage), Refining, Rod Plant, and outlying areas
Perform ultrasound, phased array ultrasound, eddy current, dye penetrant, magnetic particle data collection utilizing current technology (Olympus, Parker and other approved equipment)
Utilization of the current software to load, dump, and analyze ultrasonic route data, as well as build and update the associated data sets and databases (alarms, trends, etc.)
Report building/giving presentations utilizing various software programs, daily planning, including but not limited to Maintenance Plans and Maintenance orders utilizing the current CMMS
Learn various RCM/PdM technologies, primarily ultrasonic analysis and the associated software with future development into additional technologies
Support the RCM Program and its continual development; educate other personnel in any area of the RCM Program
Administer the collection and analysis of real-time data using various predictive technologies, develop advanced diagnostic tools, make recommendations to Maintenance, complete and submit work orders as necessary
Communicate effectively to provide, receive, and implement constructive feedback to support the mentoring program
Data collection, analysis and reporting utilizing, but not limited to, the following technologies:
Phased Array Ultrasound
Eddy Current
Conventional Ultrasound
UT TOFD Method
Array Eddy Current
Magnetic Particle
Dye Penetrant
Other NDT Technologies
Actively participate with Maintenance and Planning groups
Perform additional duties as required
Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of seven (7) years of hands-on mechanical maintenance repair/rebuild experience with industrial equipment (pumps, motors, gearboxes, pulleys, etc.) that includes:
A working knowledge and understanding of moving and rotating equipment such as pumps, motors, gearboxes and conveyors, from an operations and maintenance perspective, electrically and mechanically
A working knowledge and understanding of basic prints and ability to read them
Journeyman level ability to read, understand and apply information from technical manuals and other reference materials
Ability to work in a team with high regard for safety and environmental concerns and with a strong commitment to policies
Effective written, verbal, and communication skills to satisfy straining, safety, and electronic message transmission policies of the company
Ability to work in very small compartments, elevated work areas, and hot equipment safely
Demonstrated computer skills in Windows environment with experience in MS Work, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Possess Level I Ultrasound certification or obtain within one (1) year of hire date
Valid state driver's license (or able to obtain one)
Satisfactory performance record (internal applicant)
Qualifications
Preferred
High School diploma or GED
Minimum of ten (10) years of hands-on mechanical maintenance repair/rebuild experience with industrial equipment (pumps, motors, gearboxes, pulleys, etc.) that includes:
A working knowledge and understanding of moving and rotating equipment such as pumps, motors, gearboxes and conveyors, from an operations and maintenance perspective, electrically and mechanically
A working knowledge and understanding of basic prints and ability to read them
Journeyman level ability to read, understand and apply information from technical manuals and other reference materials
Prior Ultrasonic Testing (UT) experience
Experience with Ultrasonic data collection utilizing current technology (Olympus)
Certification in Phased Array, Conventional UT, or other NDT technologies
Experience with NDT technologies (Magnetic-Particle, Dye Penetrant, etc.)
Certification and or experience with Eddy Current or Eddy Current Array
Experience with RCFA
Criteria/Conditions
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
Work is performed in a 24 hour/day, 7 day/week, 365 day/year operation; this position requires a person who is willing and able to work weekends, holidays, rotating shifts and both scheduled and unscheduled overtime
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
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, 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 as allowed by 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
JobSenior NDT Technician - Climax Mine - Leadville, CO
Primary LocationUnited StatesColoradoClimax (Leadville, CO)
Requisition ID1803114



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