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Senior Tribology Technician

at Freeport-McMoRan in Safford, Arizona, United States

Job Description

Senior Tribology Technician

Requisition ID:
45346

Location:

Safford, AZ, US, 85546

Category:
Maintenance

Description:

Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is one of the world’s largest publicly traded copper producers, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.

We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers of our employees. We encourage you to take the time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at Freeport-McMoRan.

Description

The goal of the Reliability Centered Maintenance Group is to achieve higher equipment availability and lower maintenance costs through predictive maintenance technologies. This goal is realized by regularly scheduled monitoring of equipment with predictive technologies and coordinating the necessary maintenance through teamwork with other maintenance and operations personnel, including but not limited to supervision, planning, engineering and field personnel.

This position requires travel to other facilities and interaction with vendors, contractors and Company personnel; any and all business must be conducted in a professional manner as a representative of Freeport-McMoRan. This position requires a responsible, self-motivated person who is able to work efficiently with minimal supervision.

+ Monitor equipment ranging from the SX/EW, Smelter, Concentrator, Crushing/Conveying, Water System, Mine (Shovels, Drills, Haulage), Rod Plant, Refining, and outlying areas

+ Conduct oil analysis utilizing various laboratory instruments and associated software

+ Utilize current lab management software to load process and analyze oil sample data

+ Conduct data collection, analysis and reporting utilizing, but not limited to, the following equipment technologies: ICP-OES; FTIR; Viscometer; Particle Counter; Titration (TANT/TBN); Crackle Test; Digital Microscope; PQ Index

+ Report building/giving presentations utilizing various software programs, daily planning, including but not limited to Maintenance Plans and Maintenance orders utilizing the current CMMS

+ Support the RCM Program and its continual development; educate other personnel in any area of the RCM Program

+ Communicate effectively to provide, receive, and implement constructive feedback to support the mentoring program

+ Actively participate with Maintenance and Planning groups

+ Learn how various RCM/PdM technologies inter with lubrication data

+ Perform other duties as required

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

+ Seven (7) years of Journeyman level mechanical maintenance experience with industrial equipment (pumps, motors, gearboxes, pulleys, etc.) that includes:

+ Working knowledge and understanding of moving and rotating equipment such as pumps, motors, gearboxes and conveyors, from an operations and maintenance perspective, mechanically and electronically

+ Journeyman level ability to read, understand and apply information from technical manuals and other reference materials

+ Ability to work in a team with a high regard for safety and environmental concerns and with a strong commitment to policies

+ Effective written, verbal and communication skills to satisfy training, safety, and electronic message transmission policies of the Company

+ Demonstrated computer skills in Windows environment with experience in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

+ Possess Level I Oil Analysis certification or obtain within one (1) year of hire date

+ Valid state driver’s license (or able to obtain one)

+ Satisfactory performance record (internal applicant)

+ Possess the ability to work with chemicals, solvents and gases

Preferred

+ High School diploma or GED

+ Ten (10) years of Journeyman level mechanical maintenance experience with industrial equipment (pumps, motors, gearboxes, pulleys, etc.) that includes:

+ Working knowledge and understanding of moving and rotating equipment such as pumps, motors, gearboxes and conveyors, from an operations and maintenance perspective, mechanically and electronically

+ Journeyman level ability to read, understand and apply information from technical manuals and other reference materials

+ Previous experience working with chemicals

+ Previous experience working in a laboratory

+ Previous experience working with oil analysis

+ Hands-on experience with the following instruments: Perkin Elmer 7300V ICP-OES spectrometer; Perkin Elmer Oil Express FTIR; Spector LNF particle counter; Cannon Mini-QVX viscometers; Vapor Pro XL water analyzer from AZ Instruments; kittiwake Analex pqL; Mettler Taledo titrators

+ Certifications in oil analysis

+ Oil analysis training, preferably from Noria

+ Experience with RCFA

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: Safford

Job Segment: Mechanical Engineer, Technician, Electrical, Engineer, Laboratory, Engineering, Technology, Science
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Job Posting: JC188564043

Posted On: Jul 25, 2021

Updated On: Oct 15, 2021