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Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Mechanical Engineer Jobs
United States of America
New Mexico
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
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Under general supervision, provides technical advice and guidance for all phases of assigned Mechanical Engineering projects and programs, ensuring the successful conclusion of all phases within an appropriate time and at appropriate cost. 
  • Participates as a team member to review, investigate and develop appropriate recommendations regarding assigned Engineering projects
  • Contributes to Mechanical Engineering design plans and requirements
  • Serves as Project Manager or Technical Advisor, on small-to-medium site Engineering projects, which may include the development of new or modification to existing systems and processes
  • Responsibilities include project development, budgeting, appropriation request (AR) preparation, contract management, electrical engineering, purchasing, construction, cost controls, quality controls, implementation, and start up
  • Develops Mechanical Engineering projects utilizing new technology to constantly upgrade and improve site safety, efficiencies, cost controls, quality controls and protection of the environment
  • Participates with Operations and Maintenance departments and other Engineering staff in problem solving efforts to improve safety, efficiencies, cost controls and protection of the environment
  • Provides technical and Mechanical Engineering support to assigned groups/departments at site
  • Assists Operations and Maintenance departments with the implementation of new technology
  • Coordinates project activities with Operations and Maintenance departments to facilitate project completion
  • Ensures appropriate documentation for assigned projects are prepared and reviews documentation for accuracy
  • Responsible for ensuring successful completion of the assigned project phase within the budget time and cost constraints
  • 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



  • Experience with construction project management, including developing scope of work, bid packages, project schedules, budgets, and managing contractors in the field
  • Knowledge and experience in earthwork, civil designs, construction management, concrete design, and steel structures
  • Experience designing and troubleshooting industrial pumping systems
  • Proficient using AutoCAD
  • Strong organizational, analytical, troubleshooting and communication skills
  • Proficient using MS Office (Word, Excel, and Project)
  • 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 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 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 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

Nearest Major City

Las Cruces


Mechanical Engineer II - Tyrone, NM

Primary Location

United StatesNew MexicoTyrone

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