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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Shovel Operator I - Chino, NM


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Job ID:

93596

Location:

Silver City, NM, United States 
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Job Views:

24

Posted:

11.10.2017
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Category Classification:

Operations and Maintenance

Job Description:

Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.-based natural resources 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 the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, 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 for our employees. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Freeport-McMoRan.
Performs duties related to the operation of hydraulic and/or electric shovels for the purpose of the safe, correct, and timely loading of haulage equipment at a skilled level.           
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining proper grade on benches and drop cuts and maintaining proper slopes when digging finals
  • Responsible for the safe operation and management of shovel loading area
  • Responsible for the knowledge and safe performance of the following procedures:  start-up and shut-down, mounting and dismounting, Lock-Out Tag-Out Try-Out (LOTOTO), emergency, run-a-way, handling power cable, setting and releasing brakes, horn signals, high wall safety, moving and set-up, loading dispatch, grade control, tooth metrics, dipper trips, and working with auxiliary equipment
  • Responsible for knowing equipment components such as:  bucket, hoist cables, boom suspension cables, hoist drum/gear case, swing motor/gear case, circle gear, power cable, dipper trip system, crowd belts, and saddle blocks/sticks, tracks
  • Responsible for performing the following tasks:  maintaining a clean loading area, controlling tails, creating good set-ups, digging sequence for loading on both sides, digging sequence for loading on single side, moving when swing arc exceeds ninety degrees, dipper fill factor, deep bank penetration without stalling, establishing and maintaining grade, and moving cable towers
  • Responsible for not jacking boom and operating shovel without slack in hoist ropes
  • Responsible for knowing equipment maintenance and practices that reduce component damage and wear
  • Responsible for knowing shovel control system/gauges and online GPS (CAES) system        
  • Operates mobile equipment
  • Communicates through computer dispatching system or two-way radio
  • Performs pre-shift inspection of equipment
  • May perform minor maintenance & operations support activities
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Six (6) months of mobile equipment operating experience