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Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
CAD Jobs, Design Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
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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.

Under minimal supervision, provides design and drawing services, including but not limited to contour maps, cross sections, mine progress maps, mine designs, layouts, detail and assembly drawings, and schematics to support operations or the engineering unit at assigned site
  • Works from notes, verbal instructions, sketches and drawings, or engineering specifications; consolidates the information to be used to prepare working plans, layouts and detailed drawings
  • Develops specifications, designs or drawings using engineering principals, established Company standards, procedures and instructions
  • Ensures the proper level of documentation for all projects including drawings and parts lists utilizing Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other automated and manual tools
  • Reviews engineering drawings and supporting documents for adherence to established design standards; verifies completed work
  • Perform other duties as requested

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced technical training through the completion of a two (2) year trade/technical school program and five (5) years of experience in engineering design/drafting, OR
  • Associate's degree in Drafting and Design, or a closely related field and five (5) years of experience in engineering design/drafting
  • Ability to create and read engineering drawings or blueprints
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering
  • Skilled in using CAD hardware and software
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing



  • Previous experience with creating and processing Digital Terrain Models (DTM) surfaces from raw field surveyed data.
  • Previous experience with creation of construction layouts, site plans, topographic surveys, volume survey
  • Extensive use and knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D and Maptek I-Site software

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 performed in an office setting, with occasional work in a mine or manufacturing 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, talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects up to thirty (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 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 as per applicable State Laws
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

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Senior Designer/Drafter - Climax Mine - Leadville, CO

Primary Location

United StatesColoradoClimax (Leadville, CO)

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