Freeport McMoRan Production Operator Trainee in Empire, Colorado
Production Operator Trainee
Empire, CO, US, 80438
This position is located at the Henderson Mine site, located 9 miles West of Empire, CO off US-40 (GPS Coordinates: 39.770645, -105.811606), an 1 hour from the Denver metropolitan area The mine is in an underground operation, with the surface setting at an elevation of 10,300 feet above sea level. The underground environment maintains a an average temperature of 60 degrees however may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles. At the Surface, 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 Clear Creek/Grand counties is in excess of 200 inches per year.
This position is located at the Henderson Mine, which is in an underground mine plant setting at an elevation of 10,800 feet above sea level. This may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles.
Performs duties related to the expansion and safe production of an underground mining facility.
Assists with and performs concrete applications which may include pouring roadways and pumping forms and shotcrete
Assists with and performs shotcrete application using underground concrete spraying equipment
Assists with and performs duties related to the concrete wash bay
Performs pre-shift/pre-operation inspections of equipment
Assists with and performs duties related to heading drilling - Assists with and performs duties related to loading explosives for face round and raise blasting applications
Assists with the installation and maintenance of ventilation systems
May operate mobile equipment such as: mine tractors, forklifts, maintenance carrier service trucks, front-end loaders, face drills, haul trucks, bolters, powder
May assist with and perform regular work area audits and note and report any issues and/or concerns - Frequently communicates and interacts with various members of all mine departments
Must be able to receive and maintain Explosive Possessor Certification through the BATF
Required to follow the safe and proper procedures of the Underground Personal Identification system
Perform other duties as required
- Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures in English - Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures and applicable safety standards
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 Market: Denver
Electrical, Front End, Facilities, Engineering, Technology, Operations