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Environmental Specialist I: Climax, CO, US, 80429

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Health & Safety, Environmental, Security Jobs
Discipline:
Environmental Engineer Jobs, Environmental Jobs
Minerals:
Water
Country:
United States of America
Region:
Colorado
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Currency:
Unspecified
Salary Description:
on application
Posted:
08-Oct-21
Recruiter:
Freeport-McMoRan
Job Ref:
51944

Climax Molybdenum is the world’s leading producer of molybdenum and has a long, successful history of doing business in a safe, highly efficient and socially responsible manner. We have operated in Colorado for more than 100 years and today have mining and milling operations near Leadville, Kremmling and Empire. Our Climax mine is located between Frisco and Leadville. Our Henderson mine and mill are an hour’s drive apart – separated by the Continental Divide and a 15-mile conveyor system (10 miles is underground). The Henderson mine is about 50 miles west of Denver and 10 miles west of Empire, and the mill is located between Dillon and Kremmling.

Climax Molybdenum has the assets, drive and financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers. Take time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at one of our sites – the Climax mine and the Henderson mine and / or mill. Live life at the top!

Description

Under close supervision, assists in providing technical support and guidance for environmental projects and programs at assigned site.

 

  • Assists in installation, operation, and maintenance of environmental monitoring instruments and testing equipment
  • Analyzes data for compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Evaluates and assesses environmental risk and assists in developing programs for risk reduction
  • Participates in regular audits and inspections of operations areas for purposes of ensuring compliance with regulatory programs, site environmental policies, procedures and requirements of the Environmental Management System
  • Collaborates in recommending appropriate action to management in compliance with regulations
  • Prepares and maintains detailed records and files of environmental data and communications
  • Develops and maintains basic working knowledge of national, regional, and local environmental occupation health and other applicable regulations
  • Develops a basic knowledge of site environmental policies and procedures
  • Coordinates the timely recycling and disposition of materials and other company assets in compliance with applicable legal and other requirements
  • Tracks and reports the recycling and disposition of materials and other company assets as directed
  • May provide leadership to technicians as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED and five (5) years of experience in Environmental Monitoring, Sampling and Reporting as an Environmental Technician or in a closely related role
  • Additional certification or licensure appropriate to the job may be required or preferred (US examples include: HAZWOPER, Method 9, DOT, EMS Auditor, Asbestos, Water Treatment Operator, or CHMM)

 

Preferred

  • Colorado Certified Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) at or above the following levels or ability to obtain certification within 1 year of employment:
    • B Industrial water treatment
    • B Drinking Water
    • 1 Collections
    • 1 Distribution
  • Familiarity with operation and maintenance of microfiltration units and activated sludge treatment
  • Experience in operation and maintenance of treatment plant instrumentation and controls
  • Experience in maintenance of treatment plant equipment, including pumps and motors
  • Experience with water quality sampling, monitoring and measurement
  • Ability to gather and analyze process data, create reports, and present findings
  • Make data-based recommendations for improvements
  • Mathematical and/or statistical understanding of data analysis
  • Proficient in excel and/or other statistical software
  • Proficient in MS office tools
  • Familiarity with SQL systems
  • Familiarity with DCS systems
  • Ability to serve as the training lead for the department and develop training programs
  • Ability to support other Colorado operations as needed

 

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 in a mine or manufacturing plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see

  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 30 pounds) during the course of the workday

  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any 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

Benefits & Compensation

The company provides a competitive and comprehensive benefits package offering health and welfare benefits, paid time off, retirement, and more. These benefits are available to you and your eligible dependents on your first day of employment. Some of your benefits are company paid, and you will pay a portion of other benefits. The company pays the greatest portion of your benefits, passing along only a fraction of the total cost to employees. For further benefits information please click here: Benefits Details

Pay Range:

$69,400-$94,000/Annually

Rate of pay dependent on competency, experience, qualifications and skills

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

Closing Date:
08/11/2021

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