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Underground (UG) Operator I - Henderson Mine - Empire, CO


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Empire, CO, United States 

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Energy and Power Jobs: Operations

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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 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.
Employee who under supervision safely performs duties related to the production and material transport for an underground mining facility.
  • Transports materials such as, steel, lumber, water, equipment, and blasting supplies into and out of mine via the shaft conveyance hoist materials cage 
  • May operate mobile equipment such as:  mine tractors, forklifts, water trucks, front-end loaders, fan handling trucks, pipe handling trucks, and maintenance carrier service trucks
  • Assists with the safe and proper loading and unloading of materials via the shaft conveyance hoist materials cage
  • May assist with and perform regular work area audits and note and report any issues and/or concerns
  • May assists in the installation of mine compressed air, water, and ventilation systems
  • Responsible for receiving materials from the warehouse and delivering to appropriate locations within the underground mining facility
  • Performs surface operations such as:  unloading trucks, unloading material bins, and arranging truck deliveries
  • Responsible for receiving blasting materials on surface operations
  • Performs area housekeeping duties
  • Performs other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 6 months in trade
  • Must be able to receive and maintain Explosive Possessor Certification through the BATF
  • Responsible for possessing knowledge of all the various levels within the underground mining facility
  • Required to follow the safe and proper procedures of the Underground Personal Identification system
  • Responsible for possessing knowledge of the following procedures: cage, explosive, and underground and surface materials