Crusher Operator/Mechanic

Location: Morenci, AZ
Date Posted: 09-19-2016

Job Statement

Metso offers a broad range of products and services to the mining and heavy industry in the southwest region of the United States. The Mining Crusher Operator/Mechanic position requires strong experience as a mechanic/millwright with a background in mechanical and maintenance work as well as in depth knowledge in mining equipment.

Job Duties and responsibilities

  • Capable of performing various mechanic/millwright tasks such as, but not limited to, installation and alignment of new ring & pinion gears, mill components or complete mill change outs
  • Must have extensive knowledge of process equipment such as crushers, conveyers, pumps, screens mills, etc.  Experience working on crushers is critical. 
  • Capable of self performing critical gear alignments, laser shaft alignments, precision surveying with Brunson Scope as well as dial indicator method of shaft alignments
  • Capable of reading Micrometers, Calipers, Machinist Levels, Pi Tapes as well as other precision measuring equipment
  • Field Machining experience is a plus to this position
  • Must be able to read and understand basic prints/drawings to ensure accuracy of work performed
  • Work directly with the Safety Officer(s) and Crew Members to conduct the work safely
  • Work directly with the Field Supervisor(s) and Customer(s) to conduct the work in the time allotted for each project
  • Capable of properly carrying out “Heavy Rigging & Lifting” as projects may require
  • Responsible for producing and managing basic documentation at the jobsite so Field Service Reports may be generated at the end of the project
  • Strong mechanical aptitude is a must to identify potential pitfalls in equipment alignments and operations
  • Work in Morenci
  • Work rotating day/evening shifts 5-4-4-5; and 10-4 shifts
  • Willing to work overtime, evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Overtime paid at time and a half for all hours worked over 40
  • No travel pay or per diem


  • Report directly to Morenci LCS Project Manager
  • Interfaces with Metso Operations Team
  • Interfaces from time to time with Customer Representative as needed to relay information regarding condition of their equipment or project status

Internal and external interfaces

  • Customer maintenance and operations team
  • Safety Managers
  • Metso Office and administration
  • Metso Project Planning and Coordination
  • Labor Crew, Metso and subcontract
  • Metso Field Service Engineers


  • Under direction of Morenci LCS Project Manager

Qualifications and experience

For an individual to perform this job successfully, one must be able to perform the basic duties described above satisfactorily, as well as conduct customer interaction with a high level of professionalism and courtesy. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, competency and/or ability required to fulfill these duties.
Main qualifications required:
  • 5 years of experience as a Mechanic/Millwright in Field Service equipment repairs, ideally on  crushers, as well as other process machinery
  • Previous MSHA training a plus
  • Clean driving record
  • Ability to pass DOT physical requirements
  • Ability to stay in remote locations for extended periods and have the stamina to work long hours during emergency breakdowns and peak periods.
  • Work in Morenci
  • Work rotating day/evening shifts 5-4-4-5 or 10-4 shifts
  • Willing to work overtime, evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Overtime paid at time and a half for all hours worked over 40
  • No travel pay or per diem
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