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Freeport-McMoRan Electrical Engineer II in Climax, Colorado

Electrical Engineer II

Requisition ID: 130727


Climax, CO, US, 80429

Category: Engineering Services

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Why You Should Apply For This Job:

At Climax Molybdenum, we are committed to providing an employment package that recognizes excellence, encourages safe production and a culture supported by our core values. Here, you’ll find a collaborative environment where safety is a top priority, all opinions are valued, and people are empowered to grow in their career.

_In order to be considered for this position, please apply by 04/23/24.   _

*Where You Will Work *

Climax Molybdenum is the world’s leading producer of molybdenum and has a long, successful history of doing business safely, efficiently and responsibly. We have operated in Colorado for more than 100 years, with mining and milling operations near Leadville, Kremmling and Empire. Our Climax Mine is located between Frisco and Leadville – the seat of Lake County and the highest incorporated city in the United States.   

At an elevation of over 10,000 feet, the rich historic town of Leadville is surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Our employees and their families can enjoy hiking, camping, ultramarathon activities, skiing, and boating in the area. Some attractions in Leadville include the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, Ski Cooper, Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, Tabor Opera House and the Leadville National Fish Hatchery. With the abundant outdoor recreation and numerous schools and amenities in the area, take a chance to advance your career with Climax Molybdenum and live life at the top! VisitWelcome to Leadville, Colorado ( to learn more.  

What You Will Do

  • Provide technical advice and guidance for assigned electrical engineering projects.

  • Assist Senior Engineer in developing Electrical Engineering projects utilizing new technology to constantly upgrade and improve site safety, efficiencies, cost controls, quality controls and protection of the environment.

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

  • Manage small to medium site construction, expansion or modification projects, and assists the Senior Engineer on large/complex site planning/construction, expansion or modifications

  • Administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment

  • Develop working knowledge of local, state and federal regulations appropriate to area of assignment

  • Assist the Senior Engineer in contributing to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for designated Engineering areas

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

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

  • Perform other duties as required

What You Bring To Freeport

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related Engineering discipline and three (3) years of related experience in Engineering, OR

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or related Engineering discipline and two (2) years of related experience in Engineering

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

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

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

  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Familiarity and some experience in Electronics, PLCs, and Control Systems

  • Skill in managing small to medium Engineering projects

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree or Professional Engineering (PE) Certification

  • Experience with or classes related to Power Systems Engineering

  • Experience with Power System Modeling software such as SKM, eTAP, etc.

  • Familiarity with industrial AC and DC motors, VFD’s and plant instrumentation

  • Familiarity with powerline layout, engineering and construction

  • Familiarity with MV power systems

  • Leadership and construction / mining experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of NEC & NFPA70E Regulations

  • Familiarity with designing Power, Instrumentation and Controls Systems

  • Experience with ETAP and AutoCAD or similar software for design

  • Self-motivated with excellent work ethic

  • Proficiency in MS Office

What We Offer You

The estimated annual pay range for this role is currently  $84,000-$116,000/Annually . 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 incentive compensation considerations based on company and individual performance.  Additionally, this position is currently eligible for annual long-term incentive consideration.  Long-term incentives are contingent upon authorized approval under the terms and conditions of the Company's plan and award agreements.  More details will be shared during the hiring process. * Click here (* to view a sample of Total Rewards Estimate for this role. 

  • Affordable medical, dental and vision benefits 

  • Company-paid life and disability insurance 

  • 401(k) plan with employer contribution/match 

  • Paid time off, paid sick time, holiday pay, parental leave 

  • Tuition assistance 

  • Employee Assistance Program 

  • Discounted insurance plans for pet, auto, home and vehicle 

  • Internal progression opportunities 

  • Learn more ( about our competitive and comprehensive benefits package!   

* What We Require  *

  • Candidates may be required to pass a medical exam. 

  • Candidates must pass all required training and/or testing. 

  • Employees may be required to work a non-standard schedule, which may include shift work (other than day shift) at a 24/7, 365-day operation. 

  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment using mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going drug and alcohol testing, as allowed by applicable laws.   

Equal Opportunity Employer

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