Freeport McMoRan Product Development Technician - Climax Technology Center - Ft. Madison, IA in Ft. Madison, Iowa

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.

Under close supervision provide assistance in executing experiments in powder metal manufacturing and laboratory settings. Maintain accurate notes, records, and sketches to document the work completed. Understand the potential occupational hazards, safety precautions, and environmental impacts. Report results to engineering personnel. Occasional night and weekend shifts will be required to support specific projects.

  • Directly assists Product Development Engineers with metal powder experiments and processes

  • Creates and maintains accurate experiment and/or process results data

  • Performs other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong communication skills in all forms (written, email, verbal)

  • Computing experience including Microsoft Office Programs (Excel, Word, Outlook)


  • High School diploma or GED supplemented by advanced technical training

  • Experience with powder processing, handling, and analysis techniques

  • Familiarity with control systems and instrumentation

  • Experience working in an ISO 9001/ EMS 14001/ OHSAS 18001 environment

  • Familiarity with Microsoft SharePoint


  • 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

  • Primary schedule will be weekday / day shift, but periods of night/weekend shift work will be required

  • 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, 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

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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Job: *Scientific Services

Title: Product Development Technician - Climax Technology Center - Ft. Madison, IA

Location: IA-Ft. Madison

Requisition ID: 1802612