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Hydromet EW Operator Trainee

Bayard, New Mexico, US
Closing date
Aug 11, 2022

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Machinery Operators
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Full Time
Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is one of the world's largest publicly traded copper producers, the world's largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold 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 of our employees. We encourage you to take the time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at Freeport-McMoRan.


Under direct supervision safely performs duties related to the electro-winning process and maintenance of electrolytic cells.

  • May assist with and perform cell maintenance such as, draining cells, inspecting for damage, fixing leaks, hydro-blasting, cleaning, repairing/replacing level boxes, and replacing buffer sheets and boards
  • May assist with and perform
    • Harvesting of copper cathodes
    • Blank maintenance
    • Cathode pressing
    • Shipping of copper cathodes
  • May assist with and perform various tasks such as cutting cathode samples, washing down cell lines, and scrap processing
  • May operate mobile equipment such as overhead cranes and forklifts
  • May assist maintenance personnel in performing routine and non-routine equipment maintenance activities
  • Perform area housekeeping
  • Perform other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications

  • Three (3) months of related experience


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Willing and able to work in a physical labor-intensive environment, including walking five to ten-plus (5-10+) miles per day in the Tankhouse environment
  • Experience operating mobile material handling equipment (forklifts, mobile cranes, etc.)
  • Willing and able to work a rotating shift in a 24/7/265 environment that includes days, nights, weekends, holidays, and both scheduled and unscheduled overtime according to business needs
  • Willing and able to wear all PPE required, including a full face respirator (which requires a clean shaven face) as may be required by the job duties


  • 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
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • 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
  • 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 and work in confined spaces
  • Occasionally may be required to lift up to fifty (50) pounds during the course of the work day
  • Will be required to work rotating shifts in a 24/7/365 operation
  • 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
  • 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 require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others. Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:
  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or
  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their 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 which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

Nearest Major Market: Las Cruces
Job Segment: Electrical, Hydro, Engineering

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