Freeport McMoRan Engineering Technician - Sierrita - Green Valley, AZ in Green Valley, Arizona

Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.-based natural resources company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.

We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers for our employees. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Freeport-McMoRan.

Under general supervision, work with other Technicians at mine site to obtain and deliver consistent and accurate samples to the assay laboratory in a timely manner. Assembles data and assists with problem-solving requiring basic theories and Engineering fundamentals

  • Identify which drill holes require sampling from the Drill Pattern

  • Must work closely and coordinate work schedule with dispatch and/or drilling and blasting

  • Obtain representative samples following the appropriate SOP's

  • Ensure that samples are obtained from equally spaced locations within the drill hole, that the minimum sample weight is obtained, that samples are correctly labeled, etc.

  • Assist with quality control; for those sample locations that are identified as locations for duplicate samples, repeat the sampling process on the same blast hole

  • Ensure that the duplicate samples are correctly labeled and that both the original and the duplicate are identified accordingly for laboratory staff.

  • Transport and deliver all samples to the assay laboratory, in a timely manner.

  • May perform entry level analytical laboratory tasks to prepare samples for analysis, or assist with routine chemical analysis and reporting tasks

  • May provide technical support to ore control and surveying staff, as required

  • Responsible for verifying that equipment is functional and operating properly

  • Ensure that all sampling equipment is cleaned after each sample has been taken

  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • One (1) year of experience in an Engineering or technical area relevant to the assignment

  • Knowledge of specialized equipment, methods and techniques appropriate to assignment, including GIS/GPS mapping techniques

  • Skill in safely using, maintaining and repairing specialized equipment to complete assigned projects

  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions

  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards

  • Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Preferred

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Experience with automated and manual data collection from geo-technical instrumentation

  • Able to conduct preventative maintenance on assigned equipment

  • Skilled in planning, prioritizing and scheduling daily work assignments

  • Knowledge of site processes, equipment and infrastructure

  • Able to use a variety of computer software applications, especially Microsoft Office

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 fifty (50) 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 Laws

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.

/Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability/

Job: *Engineering Services

Title: Engineering Technician - Sierrita - Green Valley, AZ

Location: AZ-Green Valley

Requisition ID: 1802524