Field/Pump Diagnostic Mechanic I

Website Freeport-McMoRan

Job Highlights

Title Field/Pump Diagnostic Mechanic I
Type Full Time
Experience 2 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Bayard, NM, United States
Company Freeport-McMoRan

Company Profile

Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining company. It operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, and molybdenum.

Job Profile

The company is hiring a Field/Pump Diagnostic Mechanic I who will safely perform diagnostic, maintenance, and repair of pump systems and associated equipment.

Education Level

Work Experience

  • 2 years of experience in mechanical/maintenance crafts (including welder, boilermaker, machinist, or facility maintenance/construction) or a combination of education and experience in industrial mechanical repair and maintenance.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ability to communicate in English concerning job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards
  • Ability to install bearings
  • Ability to prioritize repairs and possess excellent decision-making skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot machine systems
  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures in English
  • Ability to work and effectively communicate with others in a team environment
  • Demonstrate safety as a core value
  • FPM Diagnostic Mechanic I: The selected candidate shall demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and technical skills while achieving a 35% score on a written assessment where required. This exam is based on technical skills/abilities or academic knowledge; as well as safety. Must be able to demonstrate proficient basic welding skills.
  • Knowledge of APP inspections
  • Knowledge of the blue stake process
  • Must be proficient in multiple types of welding, fabrication, and layout
  • 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.
  • Valid Driver’s License


  • Act as a Fill-in Supervisor as required.
  • May operate equipment such as trucks, bobcats, forklifts, mobile cranes, backhoes, loaders, road graders, and small mobile equipment.
  • Perform advanced welding (Stick, Mig, Intershield, Drisco Fusion) and fabrication of brackets, headers, and other related components.
  • Perform mechanical and lubrication preventative maintenance on pumping systems by checking bearings “grease and purge”, motor temp, coupling temp, adjusting packing, checking for visual and vibration signs of breakdown ext.
  • Prioritize and make decisions regarding equipment repair as needed.
  • Responsible for maintaining work orders and performing work area inspections.
  • Train and mentor other employees.
  • Troubleshoot and perform the removal, repair, and installation of pumps, pipelines, fire water systems, interceptor wells, potable water systems, hydraulic systems, and their associated parts.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic Pneumatics
  • Experience and comfort working at heights
  • General Plant Maintenance experience: concrete, cold patch, roofing, carpentry, etc.
  • Mechanical experience with Fractional HP Pumps and gearboxes troubleshooting.
  • Previous experience with Pumps, Piping, and related systems
  • Previous mine experience
  • Welding experience with SMAW (Stick), GTAW (TIG), and basic fabrication.


  • May be required to work rotating shifts in a 24/7/365 operation
  • Occasionally may be asked required to lift moderately heavy to heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) during 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
  • This is a Safety sensitive role
  • Required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear, see and work in confined spaces
  • Work is performed in a mining or industrial environment which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes, or airborne particles


  • 401(k) plan with employer contribution/match
  • Affordable medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Company-paid life and disability insurance
  • Discounted insurance plans for pet, auto, home, and vehicle
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Internal progression opportunities
  • Paid time off, paid sick time, holiday pay, parental leave
  • Tuition assistance

Employer’s Statement

Freeport-McMoRan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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