Hydromet Diagnostic Mechanic

Website Freeport McMoRan

Hydromet Diagnostic Mechanic Job Highlights

Title Hydromet Diagnostic Mechanic
Type Full Time
Experience 2 Years
Function Maintenance/Manufacturing
Location Safford, AZ, 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 seeking a Hydromet Diagnostic Mechanic who will safely perform diagnostic, maintenance, and repair of equipment, pumps, and systems in the Hydrometallurgical process and infrastructure.

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.


  • Highly skilled mechanic who safely performs diagnostic, maintenance, and repair of equipment, pumps, and systems in the Hydrometallurgical process and infrastructure.
  • May operate mobile equipment such as hydro lifts, mobile cranes, forklifts, man lifts, overhead cranes, boom trucks, and light-duty vehicles.
  • Mentors and trains other employees.
  • Performs as a Fill-in Supervisor as required.
  • Performs component diagnostic, replacement, and repairs on, but not limited to: Upenders, rigidizers, mixers, compressors, overhead cranes, fire systems, pump systems, and hydraulic systems. May also work on Pit dewatering systems.
  • Performs mechanical and lubrication preventative maintenance by checking oil levels and changing oil, checking seals for leakage, and grease, maintaining compressors, checking filters, etc.
  • Performs the removal, repair, and installation of piping and pump components, such as valves, expansion joints, and check valves.
  • Performs welding (Mig, Tig, and Stick) on structures (stairways, guards, handrails, etc.) and equipment (piping, cathode press, upender, etc..)
  • Prioritizes and makes decisions regarding equipment repair as needed.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • May be required to work rotating shifts in a 24/7/365 operation
  • Occasionally may be asked to life 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 may be performed in a manufacturing plant which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electric shock, toxic chemicals, fumes, or airborne particles

Minimum Requirements

  • Ability to communicate in English for job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards
  • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair
  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures in English
  • 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 pumps (valves, expansion joints, check valves) and ability to repair them
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in welding/cutting (Mig, Tig, Stick)
  • Working knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, pumps, welding, plumbing, blueprints, schematics, and fabrication


Health Benefits-

  • Three medical plan options through United HealthCare, 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

Employer’s Statement

Freeport-McMoRan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.fcx.com.

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