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Senior Engineer

Company: Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
Location: Parshall
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Engineer
Requisition ID: 123119
Parshall, CO, US, 80468
Category: Engineering Services
Climax Molybdenum is the world's leading producer of molybdenum and has a long, successful history of doing business in a safe, highly efficient and socially responsible manner. We have operated in Colorado for more than 100 years and today have mining and milling operations near Leadville, Kremmling and Empire. Our Climax mine is located between Frisco and Leadville. Our Henderson mine and mill are an hour's drive apart - separated by the Continental Divide and a 15-mile conveyor system (10 miles is underground). The Henderson mine is about 50 miles west of Denver and 10 miles west of Empire, and the mill is located between Dillon and Kremmling.
Climax Molybdenum has the assets, drive and financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers. Take time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at one of our sites - the Climax mine and the Henderson mine and / or mill. Live life at the top!
Provide technical advice and guidance for all phases of assigned large/complex Engineering projects and programs, ensuring the successful conclusion of all phases within an appropriate time and at appropriate cost.

  • Review, investigate, and develop appropriate recommendations regarding assigned Engineering projects

  • Manage projects and serve as subject matter expert (SME) on large/complex site planning/construction, expansion, or modifications

  • Provide guidance and counsel to the site management team on applicable processes, practices, and existing/proposed local, state and federal regulations

  • Contribute to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for designated Engineering areas

  • Develop and evaluate AFE's (Authorization for Expenditure) for capital funding requests

  • May evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment

  • May represent the site on company sponsored steering committees, task forces, or teams

  • Perform other duties as required

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline and five (5) years of related experience in Engineering or a related field, OR

    • Master's degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline and three (3) years of related experience in Engineering or related field

    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of Engineering

    • Ability to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions

    • Skill in managing large/complex Engineering projects

    • Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written

    • Ability to evaluate and implement new methods and techniques for operational improvement

    • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions

    • Skill in following safety practices and recognizing hazards


      • Advanced degree or Professional Engineering (PE) Certification

      • Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of Electrical Engineering with an understanding of Mechanical and Process Engineering techniques

      • Working knowledge and experience in power systems, electronics, PLCs, radio communications and control systems

      • Working knowledge and experience in project management

      • Leadership Capabilities


        • 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

          At Freeport, we are committed to providing an employment package that recognizes excellence, rewards value and impact, and encourages safe production. Benefits and compensation are foundational elements of this package, along with career development opportunities, job progression and a culture supported by our core values, among others. Learn more at:FCX Jobs - Working Here (
          We provide an industry-leading benefits package with some of the lowest cost to employees - offering health, wellness, life insurance, paid time off, retirement savings and more. These benefits are available to you and your dependents starting day one. Our comprehensive benefits program is important to how we support the health and wellness of employees and their families. For further benefits information please click here:Benefits Details (
          The estimated annual pay range for this role is currently $94,000-$132,000/Anually. This range reflects base salary only and does not include bonus payments, benefits or retirement contributions. Actual base pay is determined by experience, qualifications, skills and other job-related factors. This role is eligible for additional discretionary and incentive payment considerations based on company and individual performance. More details will be shared during the hiring process.
          Safety / Work Conditions:
          Candidates will be required to participate in a post-offer, pre-employment medical examination for the following positions which may have essential job duties that can impact both their own safety and the safety of others:

          • 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).

            Equal Opportunity Employer
            Nearest Major Market: Boulder
            Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Construction, Electronics Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Process Engineer, Engineering

Keywords: Freeport-McMoRan Inc., Denver , Senior Engineer, Engineering , Parshall, Colorado

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