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Freeport-McMoRan Engineer II in Fort Madison, Iowa

Engineer II

Requisition ID: 132570


Fort Madison, IA, US, 52627

Category: Engineering Services

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Why You Should Apply For This Job:

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! _

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*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 to learn more. 


Under general supervision, provides technical advice and guidance for all phases of assigned engineering projects and programs, ensuring the successful conclusion of all phases within an appropriate time and at appropriate cost.

  • Reviews, investigates and develops appropriate recommendations regarding assigned engineering project.

  • Serves as Project Manager or technical advisor, on small-to-medium site construction, expansion or modification projects.

  • Evaluates and administers contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment.

  • Collaborates in site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for designated engineering areas.

  • Assists in the development and evaluation of Appropriation Request (AR) for capital funding.

  • Performs other duties as required.

  • Works on complex issues and implements solutions mostly through the determination of strategy and delegation to others in a group or functional area.

  • Often collaborates with managers and/or functional or site leaders and has some interaction with external colleagues.

  • Works under moderate supervision and has some latitude to set objectives, priorities and timelines that may impact department or individual work group

  • Has no budgetary responsibility

  • Manages a specific program or project, and may supervise people


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline and three (3) years related experience in engineering, OR

  • Master’s degree in appropriate Engineering discipline and two (2) years related experience in engineering.


  • 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, 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 as per applicable State law

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 *

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