Website Freeport-McMoRan

Field/Pump Diagnostic Mechanic Job Highlights

Title Field/Pump Diagnostic Mechanic
Type Full Time
Experience 2 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Empire, CO, 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 highly skilled Mechanic who will safely perform diagnostic, maintenance, and repair of pump systems and associated equipment.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have 2 years of experience in pump mechanical/maintenance or a combination of education and experience in industrial mechanical repair and maintenance
  • Experience working in a mining environment
  • Experience repairing and troubleshooting pumps, piping, and related systems
  • Experience with underground mine ventilation controls
  • Experience with construction and maintenance of bulkheads, regulators, and air doors
  • Experience with installation and maintenance of booster fans


  • 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
  • Performs 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, etc.
  • 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


  • Ability to install bearings
  • Ability to prioritize repairs and possess excellent decision-making skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues with ventilation and airflow
  • Ability to troubleshoot machine systems
  • Ability to work and effectively communicate with others in a team environment
  • Demonstrate safety as a core value
  • Knowledge of the blue stake process
  • Must be proficient in multiple types of welding, fabrication, and layout
  • Must have completed academic and competencies required (this includes Line of Progression requirements for internal employees), and have experience demonstrating required mechanical aptitude.
  • Knowledge of APP inspections

Work Conditions

  • Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards
  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English
  • May be required to work rotating shifts in a 24/7/365 operation
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Occasionally may be required to lift up to fifty (50) pounds during the course of the workday
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing, or plant environment.
  • Required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, and work on elevated platforms
  • Work is performed in a mine or manufacturing plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes, or airborne particles.


Health Benefits-

  • Three medical plan options through United Health care, including a high deductible plan with a company
  • contribution to a Health Savings Account
  • Two dental plan options through Delta Dental
  • Vision plan through VSP
  • Flexible spending accounts for health-care and dependent care expenses

Quality of Life Benefits-

  • Adoption assistance for some adoption expenses
  • Auto, home, and pet insurance plans at competitive rates
  • College scholarship opportunities for children of full-time employees
  • Employee Assistance Program for personal and professional concerns
  • Paid time off for vacation, sick time, and holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement to employees for further education

Financial Security Benefits-

  • Company-paid disability, life, and AD&D insurance with the option to increase coverage for some plans
  • Short-term and core long-term disability coverage
  • Life insurance is equal to 2x your base salary
  • Accidental death and dismemberment coverage at 2x your base salary
  • Basic spouse and child life coverage options
  • Retirement savings plan managed by Schwab Retirement Plan Services
  • Both pre-tax and Roth 401(k) employee contributions
  • Company-paid online financial wellness program to help manage your finances by creating a budget,
  • reducing debt and saving for retirement
  • Group legal plan option with access to a nationwide network of attorneys

Other Requirements

  • Valid Driver’s License

Employer’s Statement

Freeport-McMoRan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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