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GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER II - HENDERSON MILL - KREMMLING, CO

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Discipline:
Geotechnical Jobs, Tailings/Dam Jobs
Minerals:
Mining
Country:
United States of America
Region:
Colorado
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Currency:
US$
Salary Description:
on application
Posted:
17-Nov-16
Recruiter:
Freeport-McMoRan
Job Ref:
1602012

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.
Under moderate supervision, provide mining operation Geotechnical Engineering support related to design, construction, and operation of ore leach pads, tailings impoundments, storm water ponds, mining infrastructure foundations, etc.  Serve as resource for Geotechnical information and analysis.
  • Lead Geotechnical instrumentation monitoring and data collection
  • Lead the operation Geotechnical data inventory effort
  • Lead regular Geotechnical inspections of active and inactive structures
  • Lead construction Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) activities for construction of tailings embankments, ore leach stockpiles, and/or Engineer-of-Record (EOR)’s QA activities as appropriate
  • Lead or supervise drilling and Geotechnical instrumentation installation by contractors and EOR
  • Lead the contract management and coordination with the EOR for ore leach pads, tailings storage facilities, storm water ponds, etc. to ensure regular review, tracking of all actions items, and to ensure compliance with recommendations of the EOR
  • Communicate accurate, timely and relevant Geotechnical information to operational management team and staff
  • Liaise with the FCX Corporate Tailings and Crushed Leach Stewardship Team by tracking all recommendations, ensuring compliance with those recommendations, and regular reporting
  • Liaise with the FMMC Corporate Tailings and Water Group to develop scopes of work, as required
  • Proactively seek improvements to the safe and Geotechnically stable construction and operation of ore leach pads, tailings storage facilities, storm water ponds, etc.
  • Assist with the development, maintenance and implementations of strategic plans to enhance the operation’s slope stability program
  • Assist with the preparation of annual sustaining capital, operational budget and capital funding
  • May represent the site on company sponsored steering teams related to Geotechnical efforts
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited curriculum, with courses in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering and three (3) years of experience in an applicable field of expertise, OR
  • Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering or applicable Engineering discipline and two (2) years of experience in an applicable field of expertise
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing to a diversely educated audience

  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety for yourself and others
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Knowledge in the principles and practices of Civil, Geologic, Geotechnical, or Hydrologic Engineering or a related field of Science or Engineering

  • Knowledge of appropriate software (MS Office, AutoCAD) and Geotechnical analysis 

Qualifications

Preferred

  • Active tailings deposition experience including planning and execution

  • Field experience in earth embankment construction monitoring and quality assurance

  • Field experience in geotechnical site investigations, including tailings material

  • Experience in soil characterization, interpretation of geotechnical lab tests, and engineering analysis on tailings material

  • Engineering experience in seismic analysis, slope stability, and/or surface water hydrology

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Colorado Registered Professional Engineer 

     

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 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 and work on elevated platforms
  • 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 as allowed by 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

Denver

Job

Geotechnical Engineer II - Henderson Mill - Kremmling, CO

Primary Location

United StatesColoradoHenderson Mill (Kremmling, CO)

Requisition ID

1602012

Closing Date:
15/12/2016

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