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Sr. RCM Technician - Henderson Mine - Empire, CO / Reliability Centered Maintenance

Posted by: Freeport McMoRan on December 16, 2017 at 00:04:01.

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Direct Hire
City: Empire
State: Colorado
Country: United States
Zip or Postal Code: 80438

Climax Molybdenum Co., a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, is the world's leading molybdenum producer and supplier. Our global operations include both primary and byproduct molybdenum mines, integrated global operations, and local customer care. We provide our worldwide partners with the most reliable supply and highest quality molybdenum and rhenium products. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially responsible manner.

We offer outstanding opportunities for individuals who seek challenging, exciting and rewarding work for a company that supplies molybdenum for a variety of high-value applications in industries ranging from steel and oil to aerospace and construction. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Climax Molybdenum.

This position is located at the Henderson Mine, which is in an underground mine plant setting at an elevation of 10,800 feet above sea level. This may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles.

The goal of the Reliability Centered Maintenance Group is to achieve higher equipment availability and lower maintenance costs through predictive maintenance technologies. This goal is realized by regularly scheduled monitoring of equipment with predictive technologies and coordinating the necessary maintenance through teamwork with other maintenance and operations personnel, including but not limited to supervision, planning, engineering, and field personnel.

The Senior RCM Technicians monitor equipment ranging from the SX/EW, Rod Plant, Site Water System, Mine (Shovels, Drills, Haulage) to include outlying areas depending on location

Vibration data collection and Analysis utilizing latest technologies (CSI)

Utilization of current software to load, download, and analyze vibration route data, as well as, build and update the associated databases (AP sets, alarm sets, etc.)

Perform alignments, including multiple coupling arrangements, multiple equipment arrangements, sheave to sheave, using reverse dial indicator, Laser, etc.

Perform dual and single plane balancing

Miscellaneous tooling work such as precision drilling and tapping to install monitoring equipment, etc. Installation of vibration mounting pads, transducers, etc.

Tracking and collection of bearings and other components

Data collection, analysis and reporting utilizing the following technologies:

○ Vibration

○ Infrared Thermography

○ Tribology

○ Non Destructive Testing (including UT and UE)

○ Motor Test Equipment

Creation of reports/findings, presenting solutions utilizing various software programs, daily planning, including but not limited to MSTs and work orders utilizing the current Machine Health Manager Software

Learn various RCM/PdM technologies, primarily vibration analysis, thermography, tribology, NDT and the associated software to ensure future development into additional technologies

Support the RCM Program and its continual development; educate other personnel in any area of the RCM Program

Actively collaborate with Maintenance and Planning groups

Communicate effectively to provide, receive, and implement constructive feedback to support the mentoring program

Perform other duties as may be assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of seven (7) years of hands-on mechanical/electrical maintenance repair/rebuild experience with industrial equipment (pumps, motors, gearboxes, etc.) that includes:

○ Working knowledge and understanding of moving and rotating equipment such as pumps, motors, gearboxes, conveyors, etc., from an operations and maintenance perspective, mechanically and electrically

○ Proven ability to read, comprehend and apply information from technical manuals and other reference materials

Previous RCM/PdM experience to include one or more of the following:

○ Certified Level One (or above) Vibration Analyst with minimum of one (1) year of experience in mining/processing/smelting environment

○ Certified Level One (or above) in Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Testing with minimum of two (2) years pf experience in mining/processing/smelting environment (preferred)

○ Certified Level Two (or above) Thermographer with minimum of three (3) years of experience in mining/processing/smelting environment

○ Level One Thermographer AND Motor Testing skills with at least two (2) years of experience in mining/processing/smelting environment

Valid state drivers license

Ability to work in a team with a high regard for Quality and Environmental concerns and with a strong commitment to Safety and Safe Production

Effective written, verbal, and communication skills to satisfy training, safety, and electronic message transmission policies of the company

Demonstrated computer skills in Windows environment with experience in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Demonstrate strong support to the RCM Program and its continual development

Demonstrate orientation to detail and ability to perform repetitive tasks accurately each time

Proven experience performing field alignment and balancing functions

Hands-on experience with laser alignment equipment, including sheave alignment tools and shaft to shaft alignment tools

Hands on experience balancing of rotating equipment

Computer experience with current Machine Health Management Software (internal applicant)

Completed Arc Flash training, Confined Space training, and LOTOTO (internal applicant)

Satisfactory performance record (internal applicant, including work, safety, and environmental performance)


High School diploma or GED

Ten+ (10 plus) years of experience in mining/processing/smelting environment

Four + (4 plus) years of experience in one or more Predictive Maintenance Disciplines (Vibration, IR, UE, Tribology)

Two+ (2 plus) years of Supervision experience in mining/processing/smelting environment


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