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Senior Underground Surveyor - Henderson Mine - Empire, CO

Date posted 08/02/2018

Job Description

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.
Under general supervision plans, oversees and/or performs detailed field surveys in support of site underground and surface operations.
  • Plans, organizes and evaluates surveying at assigned site
  • Performs complex site surveys and oversees the activities of field survey crews in performing site surveys
  • Maintains highly detailed and accurate notes, records and sketches to describe and certify work performed
  • Updates conventional and electronic files using AutoCAD, MineSight 3D, and Land Development Software (Carlson Survey and Civil)
  • Maintains highly accurate underground control network
  • Researches previous survey evidence, maps, physical evidence and other records
  • Determines methods and procedures for conducting assigned surveys
  • Reviews and recommends new or enhanced surveying equipment or protocols
  • Prepares and presents findings to engineering and operational personnel
  • Performs reconciled mine development monthly advance reports for operational groups
  • Performs and manages contract layout and design requirements
  • Performs basic and intermediate designs for underground operations
  • Performs engineering design drawing checks and redlines
  • Performs other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced training or education in surveying, mapping or a related field
  • Three (3) years of surveying experience relevant to assignment, both surface and underground
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods used in complex land and underground surveys, including GPS surveys and 3-D scanning techniques
  • Skilled in the use of a variety of survey equipment, tools, and apparatus used in performing surface and underground surveys, e.g. total stations (Leica), data collectors and stakeout routines (TDS), cavity monitoring systems (CMS), Trimble Geomatics GPS
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in use of a variety of computer software including, but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, standard survey software packages, AutoCAD, MineSight 3D, Carlson Survey, Trimble Business Software
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of underground mining processes and requirements
  • Ability to resolve issues with the operations groups and contractors



  • High School diploma or GED supplemented by advanced training or education in surveying, mapping or a related field
  • Five (5) years of underground surveying experience relevant to assignment
  • Experience maintaining highly accurate control networks
  • Background in construction layout and staking
  • Knowledge and understanding of survey mathematics, field procedures, and site operations
  • Knowledge of, and disciplined with engineered plans and calculations
  • Prior experience leading a survey crew
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD software
  • Proficiency with Carlson survey/CAD software
  • 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 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 regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects up to thirty (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
  • 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 allowed by 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.

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Senior Underground Surveyor - Henderson Mine - Empire, CO

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