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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

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Laboratory Technician II - Climax Mine - Leadville, CO


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Job ID:

95541

Location:

Leadville, CO, United States 
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85

Posted:

05.10.2018
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Category Classification:

Scientific Services

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.

 

Under general supervision, performs routine and non-routine chemical and/or metallurgical analytical tasks at assigned site.

  • Prepare samples for analysis/run tests using appropriate techniques and perform sample preparation for quality control program
  • Perform routine chemical and/or metallurgical analysis and reporting
  • Provide operation diagnostics and adjustments for tests and analytical equipment
  • Maintain laboratory instrumentation and equipment; diagnose problems, calibrate and retest as appropriate; ensure lab has appropriate supplies for operation; in some locations may act as Weigh Master to receive and ship materials in SAP
  • May compile, assign, and track received materials to smelter in limited locations
  • Assist in laboratory personnel training
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • One (1) year of direct lab experience OR
  • Associate’s related degree which includes six (6) months of related lab experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of lab equipment, lab protocols and techniques appropriate to assigned areas
  • Demonstrated ability to train others in particular area of lab
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions