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Mechanical Engineer II - Henderson Mine - Empire, CO


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Empire, CO, United States 

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Energy and Power Jobs: Engineering

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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.
Under general supervision, provides technical advice and guidance for all phases of assigned Engineering projects and programs, ensuring the successful conclusion of all phases within an appropriate time and at appropriate cost.
  • Reviews, investigates and develops appropriate recommendations regarding assigned Engineering project
  • Serves as Project Manager or Technical Advisor, on small-to-medium site construction, expansion or modification projects
  • Evaluates and administers contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment
  • Collaborates in site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for designated Engineering areas
  • Assists in the development and evaluation of Appropriation Request (AR) for capital funding
  • Performs other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering discipline and three (3) years of related experience in Engineering, OR
  • Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering discipline and two (2) years of related experience in Engineering
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of Mechanical Engineering
  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing