Mechanic Rod Mill El Paso TX

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Job Description:

Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.- based natural resource company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt, oil and gas. The Company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry and is the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold, oil and gas 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 for our employees. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Freeport-McMoRan.

Skilled mechanical technician who applies mechanical knowledge to the manufacturing processes. Employee will work under minimal supervision where the primary objective is safe production.

  • Performs routine and preventative maintenance on various operating equipment and systems
  • May perform basic machining, heavy machinery maintenance and automotive maintenance
  • Duties include but are not limited to removal, repair and installation of mechanical components and basic to intermediate troubleshooting
  • Must be able to work from SOPs with minimal supervision
  • Additional responsibilities and duties may be assigned according to business needs

Minimum Qualifications

  • One (1) or more years experience in trade OR a combination of education and experience in industrial mechanical repair and maintenance
  • Knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, pumps, welding, plumbing, machine shop, blue prints, schematics, parts lists and equipment
  • Knowledgeable and capable of performing welding and cutting operations on a variety of similar and dissimilar metals including over-head and out-of-position angles
  • Ability to read, understand and apply information from technical manuals, prints, and schematics for troubleshooting and repair
  • Ability to interact effectively with others



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Current welding certification in MIG,TIG ARC or Oxy-acetylene
  • Formal training/certification in industrial maintenance such as pneumatics, hydraulics, blueprint reading, etc.
  • Basic computer skills


  • 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

  • Work is performed in a manufacturing plant which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, fumes or airborne particles

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see and work in confined spaces
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy to heavy objects (up to sixty-five (65) pounds) during the course of the workday
  • Will be required to work rotating shifts in a 24/7/365 operation
  • Personal protective equipment is required on a regular basis, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety foot wear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and other protective equipment as required
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as per applicable State Laws

Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs include tasks or duties that could affect the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others. Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Positions within Freeport-McMoRan which are held by employees who receive MSHA, OSHA , DOT and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or
  • Positions within Freeport-McMoRan which are held by employees who operate equipment or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing their Freeport-McMoRan 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); or
  • Positions within Freeport-McMoRan which the Company has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description

Equal Opportunity Employer – All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status

Preferred Qualifications:

Nearest Major City:
El Paso

Mechanic - Rod Mill

Primary Location:
United States-Texas-El Paso Refinery

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