Supervisor Smelter Maintenance

Website Freeport-McMoRan

Supervisor Smelter Maintenance Job Highlights

Title Supervisor Smelter Maintenance
Type Full Time
Experience 5 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Claypool, 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 recruiting a Supervisor Smelter Maintenance who will supervise, coordinate, and control the safe and efficient operation of an assigned work unit.

Education Level

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical mining-related discipline with at least 1 summer internship experience (or equivalent) working in a mining or industrial environment
  • Additional Certifications or licensure appropriate to the job may be required

Work Experience

  • 5 years of related operational experience, including supervisory or lead experience


  • Approve purchases of materials and equipment; maintain time, materials, and equipment use reports
  • Assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of staff for assigned work unit
  • Conducts performance evaluations on subordinate staff
  • Implements production plans according to the approved schedule
  • Inspects and evaluates work in progress, identifies any problem areas, and may direct remedial action
  • Maintains an inventory of parts and materials
  • Maintains safety data sheets for crews
  • May participate in the full range of daily operational duties, performing the most difficult
  • Prepares estimates of the staffing, materials, and equipment requirements for projected work activities
  • Requisitions of tools, supplies, materials, and equipment
  • Trains staff in safety procedures
  • Performs other duties as required

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years of hands-on mechanical maintenance repair/rebuild experience with industrial fixed plant equipment (pumps, motors, gearboxes, pulleys, belts, welding, etc.).
  • Ability to understand and apply information from technical manuals and other reference materials
  • Experience as fill-in supervisor
  • Strong understanding of converter rebuilds (Brick Mason work and structural weld procedures).
  • Strong understanding of all RCM disciplines (Vibration Analysis, Machinery Lubrication, Thermography, Nondestructive Testing, and Ultra sound).
  • Training (qualified) and strong understanding of welding SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Weld) 3&4G structure plate procedures
  • Training and a strong understanding of pipe fitting and fabrication
  • Training and strong understanding of basic prints and ability to read them
  • Training and strong understanding of moving and rotating equipment such as pumps, motors, gearboxes, and conveyors, from an operations and maintenance perspective, electrically and mechanically


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques
  • Skilled in budget preparation, monitoring, and administration
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Skilled in resolving day-to-day questions/problems regarding equipment, materials, methods, and procedures needed to complete projects
  • 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
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and ongoing random drug testing as per applicable State Laws
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 30 pounds) during the course of the workday
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, or manufacturing 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
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear, and see
  • Work is 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


  • Medical, dental, and vision plan options
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Company scholarships
  • Education and adoption assistance

Employer’s Statement

Freeport-McMoRan is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

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