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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:

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.


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

At Freeport, we are committed to providing an employment package that recognizes excellence, rewards value and impact, and encourages safe production. Benefits and compensation are foundational elements of this package, along with career development opportunities, job progression and a culture supported by our core values, among others. Learn more at:FCX Jobs - Working Here (


We provide an industry-leading benefits package with some of the lowest cost to employees – offering health, wellness, life insurance, paid time off, retirement savings and more. These benefits are available to you and your dependents starting day one. Our comprehensive benefits program is important to how we support the health and wellness of employees and their families. For further benefits information please click here: Benefits Details (


The estimated pay range for this role is currently $24.50 - $33.00/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. To view an example of a Total Rewards Estimate for this role click here: Total Rewards Estimate (

Safety / Work Conditions:

Candidates will be required to participate in a post-offer, pre-employment medical examination for the following positions which may have essential job duties that can impact both their own safety and the safety of others:

  • 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).

Equal Opportunity Employer

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