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Freeport-McMoRan Machinist - Mine Maintenance in Morenci, Arizona

Machinist - Mine Maintenance

Requisition ID: 130762


Morenci, AZ, US, 85540

Category: Maintenance

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Why You Should Apply For This Job:

At Freeport-McMoRan, 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. _Apply Today!  _

Where You Will Work

Located approximately 50 miles northeast of Safford, Arizona on U.S. Highway 191, Morenci operations (an open-pit copper mining complex) has been in continuous operation since 1939. The operation consists of two concentrators, crushed-ore leach pad and stacking system, a low-grade run-of-mine (ROM) leaching system; four SX plants; and three EW tank houses that produce copper cathode.

Morenci is a unique company town where our employees and their families can reconnect with nature through hiking, fishing, camping, hunting and numerous parks. The company offers several amenities, including company housing, OR employees who are required to work on-site are eligible for a $750 monthly housing allowance, provided they meet program guidelines, a newly constructed daycare and community center, library, health-care facilities, state-of-the-art fitness centers, a movie theater and a skate park. Our dedicated Parks and Recreation Division plans activities for people of all ages, making sure there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Visit the Morenci town website (  to learn more.


Highly skilled workers who perform maintenance crafts work such as plumbing, pipefitting, welding, machining, boiler making, gear component assembly or other specialized area. Will perform maintenance activities independently, with minimal supervision.

Specifically, a Machinist performs duties related to the set up and operation of machine tools and fits and assembles parts to make or repair metal parts, mechanisms, tools or machines using Metal Lathes, Drill Press, Horizontal Milling Machine, Band Saw and Boring Unit. Lays out work from drawings, sketches, and written specifications. Rebuilds all gearing components on 4100XPA, XPB, XPC/AC Komatsu Electric Shovels including Hoist 1st and 2nd intermediate assembly, Hoist Drum assembly, Propel and Swing Shaft Assembly, Crowd Gear Case Assembly, Point Sheave Assembly, Saddle Block Assembly, Side Frame Line Boring and Motor Alignments. Repair or build replacement parts for PV271, PV271XC Epiroc Diesel Drills

  • Perform routine maintenance activities

  • Develop solutions for various maintenance situations

  • Complete Work Orders and other maintenance documentation

  • Train and mentor maintenance employees

  • Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Four (4) years experience in the crafts of Machinist, Line Boring, Welding, Boiler Maker

  • Must have completed academic and practical competencies required (this includes Line of Progression requirements for internal employees where LOP Exists) and have experience demonstrating the required mechanical aptitude. The selected candidate shall demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and technical skills while also passing a written assessment where required. This exam is based on technical skills/abilities and/or academic knowledge; as well as safety.

  • Proficiency in welding/cutting

  • Ability to Operate a 11”, 20”, 24” and 32”Lathe, Milling Machine, Horizontal Milling Machine, Marvel Band Saw, Drill Press.

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Experience working on 4100XPA, 4100XPB/C and 4100 XPC/AC Komatsu Electric Shovels

  • Experience working on PV271, PV271XC Epiroc Diesel Drills


  • 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

  • Personal protective equipment is required on a regular basis, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, steel-toed boots, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toed boots, protective clothing, gloves and other protective equipment

  • Employee will be required to work in environments which may include exposure to extreme temperatures and humidity

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, and work on elevated platforms

  • Occasionally may be required to lift up to fifty (50) pounds during the course of the workday

  • Will be required to work rotating shifts in a 24/7/365 operation

  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing

What We Offer You

The estimated pay range for this role is currently  $25.50 - $34.50/hour. 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. Click here ( to view a sample of Total Rewards Estimate for this role. 

  • Employees who are required to work on-site are eligible for a $750 monthly housing allowance, provided they meet program guidelines

  • 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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