Freeport McMoRan Laboratory Technician I - Mineralogy - Technology Center - Tucson, AZ in Tucson, 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 close supervision, performs routine chemical and/or metallurgical analytical tasks at assigned site.

  • May collect samples which could include collection from rail cars or trucks in some locations

  • Prepare samples for analysis using established tests and techniques

  • Assists with/performs routine chemical and/or metallurgical analysis and reporting

  • Maintain laboratory instrumentation and equipment

  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of math, chemistry and/or computer skills appropriate to the assignment

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

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

Preferred

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Experience with mathematic and/or numbers based tasks

  • Experience with chemical sample preparation and/or analysis

  • Ability to follow detailed, technical instructions

  • Experience with tedious or repetitive motions or tasks

  • Strong organizational and documentation skills

  • Strong proficiency using MS Excel to develop and maintain spreadsheets reports, and other documentation

  • Able to handle, lift & load samples as needed

  • Able to sweep, mop & vacuum as needed

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, push, pull or maneuver moderately heavy objects (up to 40 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

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: *Scientific Services

Title: Laboratory Technician I - Mineralogy - Technology Center - Tucson, AZ

Location: AZ-Tucson

Requisition ID: 1802548