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Freeport McMoRan Senior Engineer - Mine Management Systems - Phoenix, AZ in Phoenix Corporate Office, 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 guidance from the Chief Engineer for Operational Improvement, leads, plans, organizes, manages, and evaluates designated Engineering and technical projects in support of all Freeport-McMoRan mining operations. Particular focus will be on Mine Management Systems (Modular Mining Dispatch) and mine technology projects. This is a global position requiring extensive travel and extended periods working at various mine sites.

  • Drive development and implementation of best practices for Mine Management Systems to improve site productivity and reduce site costs while also facilitating global reporting

  • Mentor and direct the work of local Dispatch Engineers to optimize the function of their Mine Management System

  • Serve as Project Manager to implement and support Operational Improvement projects

  • Work with the Technology Center to manage the implementation of applicable technological changes and improvements at appropriate Freeport-McMoRan sites and monitor the progress of changes/improvements

  • Evaluate and manage contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment

  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate Engineering disciplineandfive (5) years of related experience in Engineering or a related field,OR

  • Master’s degree in an appropriate Engineering disciplineandthree (3) years of related experience in Engineering or related field

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience working with Mine Management software

  • Proficient in the use of Mine Management Software

  • Robust understanding of all mining processes including operations, maintenance and administration

  • Proficient in planning, scheduling, execution and follow-up

  • Working knowledge of MS Office, Word and Excel, and other business systems

  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions

  • Knowledge of Project Management techniques and practices

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees and vendors

  • Ability to plan, schedule, prioritize, direct and manage a diverse number of operational areas, projects and activities

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

  • Skill in following safety practices and recognizing hazards

  • Skill in managing effective communication throughout all levels of the organization, both verbal and written

  • Must be able to travel extensively throughout Freeport-McMoRan


  • Diverse work experience in various areas of the mining processes

  • Experience in testing and implementing technology solutions to improve mining processes

  • Proficient in the use of Modular Mining – Dispatch software

  • Experience in mentoring newer engineers with less experience

  • Able and willing to travel up to 40% domestic and 10% international


  • 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 requires regular travel within the US and internationally

  • 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 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: Senior Engineer - Mine Management Systems - Phoenix, AZ

Location: AZ-Phoenix Corporate Office

Requisition ID: 1805809