Driller I

Posted on 30 June 22 by Daniel O'Donnel

  • Climax, Colorado
  • 25.80 - 30.95 per Hour

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Job Description


Performs duties related to the operation of hydraulic and/or electric shovels for the purpose of the safe, correct, and timely loading of haulage equipment at a skilled level.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining proper grade on benches and drop cuts and maintaining proper slopes when digging finals
  • Responsible for the safe operation and management of shovel loading area
  • Responsible for the knowledge and safe performance of the following procedures:  start-up and shut-down, mounting and dismounting, Lock-Out Tag-Out Try-Out (LOTOTO), emergency, run-a-way, handling power cable, setting and releasing brakes, horn signals, high wall safety, moving and set-up, loading dispatch, grade control, tooth metrics, dipper trips, and working with auxiliary equipment
  • Responsible for knowing equipment components such as:  bucket, hoist cables, boom suspension cables, hoist drum/gear case, swing motor/gear case, circle gear, power cable, dipper trip system, crowd belts, and saddle blocks/sticks, tracks
  • Responsible for performing the following tasks:  maintaining a clean loading area, controlling tails, creating good set-ups, digging sequence for loading on both sides, digging sequence for loading on single side, moving when swing arc exceeds ninety degrees, dipper fill factor, deep bank penetration without stalling, establishing and maintaining grade, and moving cable towers
  • Responsible for not jacking boom and operating shovel without slack in hoist ropes
  • Responsible for knowing equipment maintenance and practices that reduce component damage and wear
  • Responsible for knowing shovel control system/gauges and online GPS (CAES) system        
  • Operates mobile equipment
  • Communicates through computer dispatching system or two-way radio
  • Performs pre-shift inspection of equipment
  • May perform minor maintenance & operations support activities
  • Perform other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications

  • Six (6) months of mobile equipment operating experience


  • High School diploma or GED
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 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 uneven work surfaces and work on elevated platforms
  • Frequently may be required to lift up to fifty (50) pounds during the course of the work day
  • May be required to work a non-standard schedule which may include shift work (other than day shift) in a 24/7/365 operation
  • Personal protective equipment is required on a regular basis, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and, as needed: respirator, rubber steel-toed boots, gloves, fall protection, protective clothing, goggles, face shield and 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

Job Information

Rate / Salary

25.80 - 30.95




Not Specified

Skills / Experience

Six (6) months of mobile equipment operating experience. Operation of hydraulic and/or electric shovels


Full benefits paid for, 401k match and bonus

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