Metallurgist II – Ft. Madison Plant – Iowa

Freeport McMoRan

Fort Madison, IA


At Climax Molybdenum, we are committed to providing an employment package that recognizes excellence, encourages safe production and a culture supported by our core values. Here, you’ll find a collaborative environment where safety is a top priority, all opinions are valued, and people are empowered to grow in their career. Apply Today!

Where You Will Work

Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in southeast Iowa, Fort Madison’s conversion capabilities provide Climax Molybdenum Company, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, with the world’s premier source for upgraded molybdenum chemical products.

Fort Madison boasts diverse recreational activities year-round – from biking along scenic trails and birdwatching, to boating and fishing in abundant waters, to camping under the stars and horseback riding. The town’s attractive parks, lush green spaces for picnicking, disc golf course, Santa Fe Swing Span bridge, Old Fort Madison site and the serene Riverview Park along the Mississippi river make it an ideal place, with something fun for everyone. Additionally, if you leave Fort Madison at breakfast, you can arrive in Kansas City and Chicago before lunch! Visit www.fortmadison.com to learn more.

Description
Under general supervision, provides technical advice and guidance in Metallurgical testing and analysis at assigned site.
  • Assist in Metallurgical study, development, testing and analyses of designs, processes or procedures
  • Report on Metallurgical or process issues and make recommendation to Chief Metallurgist on how to resolve/correct the issues
  • Review and recommend new or enhanced Metallurgical testing equipment or protocols
  • Contribute to the improvement of Metallurgical process
  • Evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment
  • Provide guidance and counsel to the site management team on applicable programs, practices and existing/proposed local, State and Federal regulations
  • Maintain current working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local regulations
  • Perform other duties as required
Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Metallurgy, Chemistry or related Engineering discipline and three (3) years of experience in Metallurgy or related Scientific field, OR
  • Master's degree in Metallurgy, Chemistry or related Engineering discipline and two (2) years of related experience in Metallurgy or related Scientific field
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods used in complex Metallurgical and processing analyses
  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Preferred

  • Chemical Plant or Manufacturing Plant experience
  • Familiar with unit operations
  • Familiar with Data Historian Systems
  • Experience with Mass Balances

Criteria/Conditions

  • 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 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 per applicable State Laws

What We Offer You

The estimated annual pay range for this role is currently $82,000-$113,000. This range reflects base salary only and does not include bonus payments, benefits or retirement contributions. Actual base pay is determined by experience, qualifications, skills and other job-related factors. This role is eligible for additional discretionary and incentive payment considerations based on company and individual performance. More details will be shared during the hiring process. Click here to view a sample of Total Rewards Estimate for this role.

  • Affordable medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Company-paid life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with employer contribution/match
  • Paid time off, paid sick time, holiday pay, parental leave
  • Tuition assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted insurance plans for pet, auto, home and vehicle
  • Internal progression opportunities
  • Learn more about our competitive and comprehensive benefits package!

What We Require

  • Candidates may be required to pass a medical exam.
  • Candidates must pass all required training and/or testing.
  • Employees may be required to work a non-standard schedule, which may include shift work (other than day shift) at a 24/7, 365-day operation.
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment using mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going drug and alcohol testing, as allowed by applicable laws.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Please be advised that Freeport-McMoRan will never request payment for job-related expenses from applicants. If you receive any suspicious emails, please disregard them, and report the incident to [email protected].

ID:uDnQdo