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Field/ Pump Diagnostic Mechanic - Parshall, CO, US, 80468

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Maintenance Jobs, Maintenance Planner Jobs, Mechanical Jobs, Plant Mining Jobs, Plumbers/Piping Jobs, Welder Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Job Ref:


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 9,100 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 200 inches per year.


Highly skilled mechanic who safely perform diagnostic, maintenance, and repair of pump, hydraulic & piping systems and associated equipment.


  • Perform component diagnostic, replacement, & repairs on but not limited to compressors, fire systems, pump systems, piping systems & hydraulic systems. May also work on pit dewatering systems    
  • Performs mechanical and lubrication preventative maintenance by checking oil levels & changing oil, checks seals for leakage, grease, maintains compressors & checks filters ext
  • Perform the removal, installation, rebuild & repairs of piping & pump components such as valves, expansion joints, gearboxes & check valves. Rotaligns pumps and also reads blueprints
  • Responsible for maintaining work orders and performing work area inspections. Prioritizes and make decisions regarding equipment repair as needed
  • May operate equipment such as: trucks, bobcats, forklifts, mobile cranes, backhoes, loaders, road graders, man lifts, overhead cranes, boom trucks and small mobile equipment
  • Perform advanced welding & fabrication utilizing (Stick, MIG, Tig, Intershield, Drisco Fusion) on structures (stairways, guards, handrails) & pipefitting
  • Participate in Safety & Environmental activities
  • Train and mentor other employees
  • Act as a Fill-in Supervisor as required 
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Two (2) years of experience in pump mechanical/maintenance or a combination of education and experience in industrial mechanical repair and maintenance 
  • Valid Driver's License 
  • Ability to prioritize repairs and possess excellent decision making skills 
  • Ability to troubleshoot machine systems 
  • Ability to work and effectively communicate with others in a team environment 
  • Must be proficient in multiple types of welding, fabrication and layout 
  • Knowledge of blue stake process 
  • Ability to install bearings 
  • Demonstrate safety as a core value


  • High School diploma or GED 
  • 5 years experience working in a mining environment
  • Experience repairing and troubleshooting pumps, piping and related systems 
  • Previous experience of pulling and installing horizontal and submersible pumps and motors 
  • Basic computer skills

Criteria and Conditions 

  • This is a Safety sensitive role
  • While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear, see and work in confined spaces
  • Work is performed in a mining or industrial environment which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles
  • Occasionally may be asked required to life moderately heavy to heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) during the course of the workday
  • Will be required to work rotating shifts in a 24/7/365 operation
  • 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

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