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Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

Laboratory Technician I - Climax Mine - Leadville

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. - Climax, CO

Laboratory Technician I - Climax Mine - Leadville, CO','!*!

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 Climax Mine site off of CO-91 between Silverthorne, CO and Leadville, CO. This is a rural, alpine area approximately two hours from the Denver metropolitan area. The mine is at an altitude of approximately 10,200 feet. In the winter, the average high temperature is 31 degrees and the average low is 3 degrees. In the summer, the average high temperature is 71 degrees and the average low is 38 degrees. The average snowfall in Lake/Chafee counties is in excess of 200 inches per year.


Under close supervision, performs routine chemical and/or metallurgical analytical tasks at assigned site.

May collect samples which could include collection from rail cars or trucks in some locations

Prepare samples for analysis using established tests and techniques

Assists with/performs routine chemical and/or metallurgical analysis and reporting

Maintain laboratory instrumentation and equipment

Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge of math, chemistry and/or computer skills appropriate to the assignment

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions','!*!Preferred

Associates related degree

Completion of college level Chemistry and/or other related Science courses

Experience working in a chemical laboratory

Experience with mathematic and/or numbers based tasks

Experience with chemical sample preparation and/or analysis

Ability to follow detailed, technical instructions

Experience with tedious or repetitive motions or tasks

Strong organizational and documentation skills

Strong proficiency using MS Excel to develop and maintain spreadsheets reports, and other documentation

Experience with LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System)

Must flexible with the work schedule


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, push, pull or maneuver moderately heavy objects (up to 40 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

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','Scientific Services','US-CO-Climax (Leadville, CO)','','Full-time','Nov 1, 2017','1704152','Laboratory Technician I - Climax Mine - Leadville, CO'

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Freeport-McMoRan Inc.


Laboratory Technician I - Climax Mine - Leadville Freeport-McMoRan Inc. - Climax, CO, United States


Location: Climax, CO

Company Profile:
Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) is a premier international natural resources company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. FCX operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt, oil and natural gas. FCX has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. FCX is the world’s largest publically traded copper producer, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold, oil and natural gas producer.