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Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Maintenance Jobs, Maintenance Planner 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.
Organize workload activities of the assigned department by planning, scheduling and prioritizing activities in collaboration with site supervisors through office and field meetings. Plans, schedules, and analyzes execution to generate successful resolution of issues. Uses management systems to achieve the assigned planning and scheduling objectives.
  • Under the guidance of the Equipment Management System (EMS), closely interacts with the Supervisor in the assigned area to establish and monitor planned schedules for assigned activities
  • Participate in daily, weekly and monthly planning meetings with key stakeholders
  • Review, prioritize and schedule work orders
  • Establish and maintain a history for all assigned activities in the management system
  • Engage with onsite Global Sourcing to control warehouse minimum/maximum levels and appropriate storage conditions of materials and parts
  • Support execution of contracts by preparing scopes of work for internal and external jobs, and initiate requests for parts and materials
  • Interface with Global Sourcing department, but may deal directly with vendors for the provision of services and equipment
  • Responsible for “Runtime Forecasting” process execution and outcomes in assigned area
  • Support the area Supervisor in all facets of job preparation, execution and follow up as prescribed by the Freeport-McMoRan standards, including time spent “in the field” to ensure readiness and availability of materials and equipment resources
  • Develop, monitor and adjust schedules for assigned activities.  Maintain these schedules in the management system
  • Collaborate with senior level Planners and first line Supervisors in the planning and organization for planned major production shutdowns
  • Understand the importance of maintaining the integrity of information in the management system to achieve the assigned for assigned area
  • Provide data to support maintenance management decisions, including departmental budgets and weekly forecasting
  • Generate regular and ad hoc reports for site management to assist with the measurement of key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Perform other duties as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED and four (4) years of specific experience in field maintenance or operations within a mining/manufacturing environment, OR
  • High School diploma or GED and four (4) years of related experience in field maintenance or operations within a mining/manufacturing environment including two (2) years of specific Planning experience, OR
  • Bachelor's degree in applicable field and one (1) year of related experience in field maintenance or operations within a mining/manufacturing environment


  • None
  • 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, or manufacturing 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

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Planner I - Mine Maintenance - Climax Mine - Leadville, CO

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United StatesColoradoClimax (Leadville, CO)

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