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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 Henderson Mill site off of CO-9 between Kremmling, CO and Silverthorne, CO. This is a rural, alpine area approximately 2 hours from the Denver metropolitan area. The mill is at an altitude of approximately 10,000 feet.  In the winter the average high temperature is 28 degrees and the average low is 0 degrees. In the summer the average high temperature is 75 degrees and the average low is 40 degrees. The average snowfall in Summit/Grand counties is in excess of 250 inches per year.
Oversees the division planning function, this includes direct supervision of the planning staff and maintaining a strong working relationship with front line Supervisors, relative to planning responsibilities.  Responsibilities include ensuring effective job planning, scheduling, communication, preparations, staging, budget/forecasting, runtime forecasting, warehouse storage levels, and reporting.
  • Directly supervise the division Planners and other planning department staff
  • Responsible for setting meaningful objectives for the division Planners, developing and maintaining effective working relationships with front line supervisors, monitoring and quality control of planning processes through data measurement, ensuring adherence to all safety policies and procedure, etc.
  • Instrumental in ensuring that operational excellence is achieved in all maintenance activities
  • Support the Superintendent's success in ultimate safe job outcome and overall departmental effectiveness
  • Apply personal expertise and knowledge while managing planning/scheduling processes to ensure appropriate daily, short term, and long range planning and scheduling techniques are followed and executed properly
  • Ensure quality control in the application of planning processes and procedures
  • Pay special attention to preparation, communication, facilitation of intradepartmental activities and requirements, daily transaction requirements, and post job follow up
  • Drive the divisional "Runtime Forecasting" process execution and outcomes by:
    • overseeing the development of detailed monthly plans for each area,
    • facilitating a productive reconciliation meeting with all mine stakeholders
    • conducting a success-against-plan analysis each month
  • Collate and prepare division planning budget recommendations for the Superintendent
  • Ensure budget, forecast costs, parts availability and overall materials management processes etc. are in line with expectations
  • Spend time in the field providing review of job preparation, execution, and follow up
  • Ensure that pre-job and post-job requirements are consistently accomplished to Freeport-McMoRan standards
  • Provide adequate and timely feedback to division Superintendent on planning processes and schedules
  • Perform other duties as requested

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED and eight (8) years of progressive maintenance experience in a mining/manufacturing operation, including five (5) years in a leadership or supervisory role, OR
  • Bachelor's degree in applicable field and four (4) years of progressive maintenance experience in a mining/manufacturing operation, including supervisory or lead experience
  • Requires strong mentoring capabilities in the areas of: leadership, professionalism, organization/technical skills, etc.
  • Knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques
  • Requires extensive working knowledge of Freeport-McMoRan standards, practices, and strategies.
  • Requires extensive knowledge and experience in SAP, including all maintenance, operations, statistics, general, and related modules, tables, and files; and familiarity with other software related to maintenance functions and systems
  • Skilled in resolving day-to-day questions/problems regarding equipment, materials, methods and procedures needed to complete projects.
  • Skilled in budget preparation, monitoring and administration
  • Requires competency in use of MS Office software
  • Requires significant project organization experience
  • Thorough understanding of the parts/materials management process, as well as, the SAP parts inventory process
  • Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with staff from various levels throughout the organization
  • Able to develop and maintain strong positive working relationships
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards


  • Four (4) years planning experience
  • Two (2) years supervisory experience
  • Experience with ISO management systems
  • Experience with Business Objects reporting and report building
  • Experience with SAP

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software (Excel, Work, PowerPoint)

  • Experience in mining and/or other industrial production industries

  • 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 and sit, and may frequently climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects up to twenty (20) 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
  • Will be required to travel up to twenty percent (20%) of the time
  • 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.

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Senior Planner - Henderson Mill - Kremmling, CO

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United StatesColoradoHenderson Mill (Kremmling, CO)

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